Computer Associates International (CA) also stepped up to the plate to extend its support for Solaris 10. CA will port its Unicenter systems management software and its BrightStor storage software to Sun's operating system for 64-bit x86 computers. The software company plans to build a management platform for Sun's UltraSparc and Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD's) Opteron processor-based systems running Solaris 10 based on both Unicenter and BrightStor. Sun and CA have already collaborated to integrate Sun's systems management software, Sun Management Center, with Unicenter Network Systems and Management so that Unicenter users can manage Sun servers in heterogenous environments.
Sun also talked up Sun Studio 11 compiler and performance analysis tools optimized for Solaris 10, which is due to ship next month. Built on Sun's NetBeans platform, the software will enable users to take advantage of performance improvements provided by compiler optimizations when developing 32-bit and 64-bit applications based on Sun's UltraSparc and AMD's Opteron chips, Sun said in a release.
Sun promised to provide more details on another upcoming software release, Java Studio Enterprise 8, within the next 30 days.