6/26/2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) unveiled the Sun[tm] Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) based Application Services Reference Architecture to accelerate the deployment of successful services on demand, including web services by Fortune 500 companies. The Sun ONE Application Services Reference Architecture addresses the complexity, time constraints and other web services deployment issues enterprises face by providing pre- designed, deployed, tested, tuned and documented web services solutions based on the Sun ONE architecture and Sun Fire[tm] servers.

Sun ONE Reference Architectures can be configured and integrated on systems at Sun prior to shipping, through the Sun Customer Ready Systems (Sun CRS) Program, further accelerating application deployment.

"Many corporations are interested in gaining the benefits of web services, but need guidance on how to implement a web services-based architecture in their organizations, said Pierre Fricke, executive vice president, Web Application Infrastructure, DH Brown Associates. "Sun is on the right track in addressing customer concerns by delivering the Sun ONE reference architecture and deployment mechanism to simplify and eliminate some of the complexity involved with services on demand."

The Sun ONE Application Services Reference Architecture includes the Sun ONE Application Server, which enabled Bank of America to integrate next generation web services more easily with legacy applications and data. Based on open standards, the Sun ONE platform allows businesses to leverage existing systems, platforms and environments, and plays a critical role in securing investment protection and lowering the total cost of ownership.

"IT decision-makers are under increasing pressure to bring services on demand to their enterprises and keep a watchful eye on the bottom line. The Application Services Reference Architecture overcomes this challenge by providing a more compelling, integrated solution for developing and deploying services on demand applications quickly and seamlessly," said Gary Beck, vice president, Integrated Products Group, Sun Microsystems. "We've eliminated the guesswork and risk on our customers' side, by offering a comprehensive recommended solution for deployments on the Sun ONE platform. We work side-by-side with our customers to test out solutions in the Sun iForce[sm] Ready Centers, and make sure that it fits their needs for safe, fast and reliable web services deployments, prior to going through the implementation process -- at no costs to them."

Sun ONE includes the integration of Sun's award-winning portfolio of Software products such as the Solaris[tm] Operating Environment. The Application Services Reference Architecture features Sun's proven, scalable SPARC[tm] and Solaris binary-compatible Sun Fire servers, giving businesses a clear upgrade path and roadmap to future services. Sun Professional Services worked with the iForce Ready Center and Sun ONE product engineers to design and implement the Application Services Reference Architecture, and to provide specialized services for complete life cycle management capabilities for Sun's Business Ready Infrastructure (BRI). By providing a BRI, Sun helps its customers respond to change quickly and cost effectively, offering a flexible, scalable and proven platform to meet future needs for delivering Sun ONE Web services.

About Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) architecture
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

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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