6/19/2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced industry support for its next-generation Sun[tm] ONE Application Server product line and Sun[tm] ONE Developer Platform, including leading independent software vendors (ISVs), system integrators and solution providers. Through its iForce[sm] Initiative, Sun enables more effective go-to-market and customer engagement strategies with its partners for fast-growing market segments, including system and service-level management, application life-cycle and performance management. Sun continues to deliver on its promise for Sun ONE: a standards-based, integratable platform allowing customers to maximize their current assets.

"Customers shouldn't have to rip-and-replace their existing technology infrastructure in order to deliver services on demand, nor should they be locked-in to a single vendor," said Marge Breya, vice president, Sun ONE, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "We've had an overwhelmingly positive response from system integrators and ISVs alike who believe today's news will save them money and dramatically accelerate the use of innovative Java and XML Web services."

The Sun[tm] ONE Application Server, Platform Edition, which was introduced on May 22, and which will be fully integrated with Solaris[tm] 9, will also be available free of license fees as a download for Linux, Windows, HP-UX and AIX platforms, with support available for a fee. With this offering, Sun ONE developers can take a holistic approach to application and Java Web services deployment. ISVs will benefit from royalty-free usage of Sun ONE Application Server, Platform Edition. The new rigorously standards-compliant architecture, starting with the J2EE[tm] Reference Implementation, means that ISVs can port their applications first to the Sun ONE Application Server, and know they will then run on any J2EE application server with minimal or no porting required.

For system integrators and solution providers, Sun's open, standards-based architecture also allows easy addition and integration of systems, software, and services into a customer's IT infrastructure, while simultaneously preserving the customer's ROI. Customers will enjoy an even more rapid time-to-market, and have the freedom to scale their deployments as needed to facilitate the delivery of Sun ONE services on demand.

"Vignette's content management solutions are a natural fit with the Sun ONE Application Server 7.0 as both companies products are designed to help organizations maximize return on investment," said Dave Shirk, senior vice president of products at Vignette. "Vignette's plans to continue to support additions to the Sun ONE platform further demonstrates the success of the Vignette and Sun strategic alliance. We believe our combined technology offerings will achieve even greater traction as these complementary products are introduced to prospective and existing joint customers."

"We are looking forward to co-marketing a robust combined solution of Comergent's Distributed E-Business SystemTM running on the Sun ONE Application Server 7, in fact, we have been working with the Sun engineering teams on integration and testing of Sun ONE Application Server 7 since its alpha phase. We currently run on Sun's application server and have major customer deployments on Sun ONE technology including Lycoming," said Jean Kovacs President and CEO of Comergent.

"SilverStream is committed to supporting the next generation Sun ONE Application Server with SilverStream eXtend, our award-winning Visual Integrated Services Environment," said David Litwack, president and CEO of SilverStream Software. "SilverStream has a philosophy of openness and partnering, as does Novell. With our planned merger, we will continue working with Sun and other leading platform vendors. SilverStream's intuitive products, such as eXtend Composer XML integration server, run on top of the Sun ONE Application Server and other major J2EE platforms. We believe Sun's new application server strategy will further increase the adoption of J2EE and the Sun ONE Application Server, and we are pleased to add our support for this platform."

About Sun ONE
Sun ONE, the integration of Sun's award-winning portfolio of software products, is Sun's vision, architecture, platform and expertise that enables the delivery and deployment of services on demand. Through its open, integratable architecture, Sun ONE extends current enterprise systems to help reduce costs and complexity while improving organizations return on assets. More information on Sun ONE is available at More information on the ISV partners listed above is available at

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at

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