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Sun Reference Architectures define recommended sets of applications, storage, and server configurations to provide specific functionality. Each solution can be sized and tailored to meet your individual business requirements.

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Sun Digital Asset Management Reference Architecture, Version 2.0
The Digital Asset Management (DAM) Reference Architecture provides a fully tested system for media companies to use as they initiate plans to design and deploy the next generation digital media infrastructures that provide easy integration with existing IT and content computing environments.
Hardware components:
  • Sun Fire V890 (Solaris/SPARC 9 & 10)
  • Sun Fire V490 (Solaris/SPARC 9 & 10)
  • Sun Fire V240 (Solaris /SPARC 9 &10)
  • Sun Fire V40Z (Solaris/Opteron)
  • Sun StorEdge 6920
  • Java Workstation W2100Z
Software components:
  • Solaris OE 9 & 10
  • SAM-FS/QFS (StorEdge Management SW)
  • Sun Java System Web server 6.1 sp3
Partners (ISV and IHV) in DAM RA1.0 and 2.0
Sun Microsystems assembled a critical group of leading media technology partners to work on this program. We committed ourselves to the development of a "Reference Architecture" that we could share with anybody who was contemplating how to transition to an open, standards based Digital Asset Management System.
Vendor:
Product:
DAM RA 1.0 Functionality:
DAM RA 2.0 Functionality:

OpenText/Artesia
Oracle
Apple
Virage
Thomson GrassValley
Telestream
Harris
Harris
Sony
Sony

TEAMS 6.0
Oracle 9i
Final Cut Pro V4.0
VideoLogger
XP 1100
FlipFactory Pro
Media/Air Clients
ADC100 Device Server
eVTR
PetaSite CSM-60BS

Metadata Mgmt
RDBMS
Ingest, Edit
Logging
Playout Server
Transcode
Automation
Automation
Ingest
Repository

Metadata Mgmt
RDBMS
Ingest, Edit
Logging
Playout Server
Transcode
Automation
Automation
Ingest
Repository

     

Z-Micro
Myers
Omneon
Pinnacle
Leitch
Seachange
Quantel
WGBH
WGBH
Rightsline

Zvideo
ProTrack 5.0
Spectrum Media Server
MediaStream Broadcast Server
VR400
Media Cluster
sQServer
VITA
Chunker
Rights Intelligence System

 

Ingest, edit
Traffic
Playout Server
Playout Server
Playout Server
Playout Server
Playout Server
Ingest
Edit
CRM

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Enterprise Data Integration
Sun and Informatica designed this Reference Architecture for enterprises that want to integrate and analyze data from multiple sources, including enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and supply chain management systems.
Hardware components:

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Enterprise Data Warehouse (Upgrade)
Sun and Sybase have jointly developed this Reference Architecture to help enterprises deploy very large databases of more than a terabyte of data that are highly scalable and can accommodate future growth.
Software components:
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Enterprise Messaging
Sun Enterprise Messaging Reference Architecture provides the email, calendar and instant messaging infrastructures necessary to meet enterprise communications needs. It is designed to be secure, reliable, and horizontally scalable. This reference architectures offers an alternative to enterprises that want to lower their total cost of ownership while increasing their uptime and security.

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ERP Grid Reference Architecture for Oracle Database 10g
The Sun ERP Grid Reference Architecture for Oracle Database 10g provides a high performance, high availability, enterprise-grade ERP/database deployment in a cost-effective grid environment using Linux running on Sun servers. This reference architecture provides a robust, scalable ERP/database platform that maintains or increases customer service levels at a lower total cost of ownership.
Hardware components:
Software components:

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Grid Infrastructure (Upgrade)
The Sun Grid Infrastructure Reference Architecture provides a framework for connecting and consolidating compute resources into a single, powerful grid system. This Reference Architecture enables increased utilization of IT resources, more flexible management of computer power across different platforms, and improved productivity.

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Mainframe Rehosting
The Sun Mainframe Rehosting Reference Architecture (Sun MFRRA) is a completely designed, tested, tuned and documented Proof-of-Concept framework for deploying rehosted mainframe applications on the Solaris Operating System platform. The Sun MFRRA showcases Sun Mainframe Rehosting software, a detailed systems management environment, Sun Fire servers, as well as market leading third party infrastructure products.

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Messaging Reference Architecture for Oracle Collaboration Suite
The Sun Messaging Reference Architecture for Oracle Collaboration Suite provides a secure, reliable, scalable enterprise-wide e-mail messaging system. This Reference Architecture, based on a Sun platform and the Oracle Collaboration Suite Email application and Oracle 9i Database from Oracle Corporation, enables enterprises to implement a mission-critical e-mail messaging system with reduced costs, complexity, and risk.
Hardware components:
Software components:
* Oracle 9iRAC and Sun Cluster 3.0 not in the tested reference architecture but are recommended for high availability.

** Sun LDAP not in the tested reference architecture but recommended for simplifying/consolidating directory instances.

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Migration Reference Architecture for Tru64
The Sun Migration Reference Architecture for Tru64 provides HP customers with recommended guidelines for migrating to a solid, consistent SPARC/ Solaris platform that delivers long-term investment protection, reduced development and support costs, and agility to meet evolving business needs.
Want to learn more about migrating from HP Tru64 to Solaris? Click here to review Sun's offerings.

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Mobile Location Services
Sun and LocatioNet designed the Mobile Location Services Reference Architecture to help enterprises deploy mobile location-enabled services to businesses and consumers quickly. These services include fleet management, sales force automation, mobile commerce, emergency services, and navigation, using LocatioNet's platform.

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N1 Grid for SAP Solutions Reference Architecture
The Sun N1 Grid for SAP Solutions Reference Architecture involves implementing each SAP component on a common set of servers based on their needs for scalability and availability. Rather than installing separate database servers for each SAP component, and potentially for each system within a component landscape, a pool of clustered servers are used to host all the databases. This alleviates "server sprawl" and keeps in check the cost of running the entire SAP infrastructure.

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Reference Architecture for Cognos Enterprise Business Intelligence (CEBI)
Sun Reference Architecture for Cognos Enterprise Business Intelligence (CEBI) was jointly developed with Sun's iForce Competency Center and Cognos for GE Health Care. The Reference Architecture for CEBI provides companies with simple and timely access to critical data, in an easy- to-use form, for making better informed business decisions. Cognos is a recognized industry leader in providing Business Intelligence (BI) software having served the industry for over 30 years.

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Reference Architecture for Highly Available Application Services
The Sun Reference Architecture for Highly Available Application Services provides secure web services based on J2EE horizontally scaled-out architecture with 99.999% availability - eliminating downtime for mission-critical applications. This helps enterprises to deploy a more secure and reliable web infrastructure without the high cost of customized services.

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Reference Architecture for Portal Solutions
The Sun Reference Architecture for Portal Solutions assists customers implementing a portal infrastructure by providing them with pre tested implementations that they can rapidly recreate in their environment. The reference architecture makes use of Sun's Java Enterprise System as well as software from leading technology vendors to provide the key building blocks required for any portal implementation. The reference architecture leverages Sun's Volume Server product line in order to deliver an architecture that is both reliable and horizontally scalable.

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Secure Network Access Platform
The Secure Network Access Platform Reference Architecture provides governments fast access to critical intelligence data residing on physically separate networks, while preserving integrity and security. This architecture makes secure collaboration across parallel networks possible from a single system, reducing costs and increasing efficiency.

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Secure Web Server
Sun's Secure Web Server Reference Architecture is a market-proven, hardened platform for delivering web applications. It involves a layering of a hardened operating system with a variety of secure web serving components. This reference architecture documents the optimal balance between security settings configurations and performance optimization. Several implementations are available: Sun Fire B1600 Blade Platform, Sun Fire V60x server and our newest edition, Sun Fire V20z Opteron-based server.

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Voice Over IP Reference Architecture for Lucent Solutions
Sun's Voice Over IP Reference Architecture for Lucent Solutions provides an easily accessible, user-friendly web interface that unites users' telephones with their computers. If you can access the portal, you can tap into an integrated communications system for voice, web, email, wireless and data that unifies enterprise communications across disparate devices, locations and applications. Systems that were previously stand-alone can now interact.

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Asia Pacific Reference Architectures

Energy Management System Reference Architecture for IESLab
The Sun Energy Management System Reference Architecture has been developed to support the more than 300 district and county level power companies across China, and to streamline platform and implementation requirements for local implementation teams.

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Enterprise Resource Planning Reference Architecture for UFsoft
Sun and UFsoft, a leading provider of ERP solutions in China, now offer the first Chinese-based Sun ERP Reference Architecture, tested and documented in Sun's Beijing i-FRC Center. This Reference Architecture has been developed on Sun's platform and leading Java Enterprise Systems software. The Reference Architecture provides the foundation to support large scalable user access, for example, the finance process at the end of a month with concurrent users nearly mirroring accessing users. This requires that the system design to have superior scalability, and the ability to maintain a high level of service performance when large scale concurrent access occurs. The ERP Reference Architecture adopts a typical three-tier architecture, providing for horizontal as well as vertical scalability.

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Government Integrated Licensing Engine Reference Architecture for EcQuaria
The Sun Reference Architecture for eGov't Multi-Agency Integration is a revolutionary solution based on the syndication concept. It has been designed for large organizations that need to deliver services to internal or external customers over a variety of channels. It is a total web service development and management platform on which organizations can use business rules to define services and activate supporting services such as payment, authentication, encryption, data services, etc. It utilizes a web services framework to deliver services rapidly and securely, while preventing obsolescence of existing IT systems. It is designed with the needs of large IT infrastructures in mind.

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Integrated Communications System Reference Architecture for WonderTEK
Sun and WonderTEK, a leading Chinese government solutions provider, now offer the first China-focused eGov't Integrated Communication System Reference Architecture, tested and completed in Shanghai, China. This Reference Architecture has been developed on Sun's platform and leading Java Enterprise Systems software. The Reference Architecture provides the foundation for various value-added features that support e-Gov't requirements including universal messaging, calendar management, single-sign on, and many other options. And, this solution comprises a "real-name" based system, that allows for a secure channel for governments to communicate with citizens and enterprises.

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Next Generation OSS Reference Architecture for Digital China Limited (DCL)
Together, Sun and DCL designed the Sun/DCL NG OSS Reference Architecture by embracing experiences gained and best practices learned from numerous consulting and implementation engagements across the world. The main design criteria are: functionality, scalability, availability, ease of deployment and management, and open industry standards. The architecture design is modular in nature so that OSS/BSS applications from other vendors can also be plugged in to interface, thus allowing customers a choice based on open industry standards.

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Petrol Sales Information Systems Reference Architecture for NES
The Sun Petrol Sales Information System Reference Architecture was developed to effectively streamline implementation to support the ever expanding petrol stations and supply companies across China. Based on real world implementations at China's largest company, Sun and NES are providing the solutions to scale to massive growth in the oil and gas industries.

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Real-Time Asset Management Reference Architecture for Savi Technologies
The Real-Time Asset Management Reference Architecture provides an end-to-end real-time asset management platform for collecting and processing logistical information at any point across the supply chain. Based on Sun technology and Savi SmartChain software, the Reference Architecture enables intelligent logistics management.

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