ISVs Build, Deploy, Enterprise Apps with Sun ONE Application Server 7

6/6/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced that its Sun ONE Application Server 7 software continues to drive new business opportunities for industry leading independent software vendors (ISVs) by providing the foundation for end-to-end Java Web services and application deployment. Companies such as Actional, Actuate, AmberPoint, Ascential Software Corporation, Attachmate, Attunity, BeVocal, Borland, Business Objects, Comergent Technologies, Cysive Inc., Demand Management, EDS, Hyperion, Informatica, Insevo, M7 Corporation, Macromedia, Manugistics, Mercury Interactive, Nuance, Quest Software, RAi (Resource Adapters, inc.), Resonate, SandCherry, Inc., SEAGULL Software, Software AG, Systinet, Vignette, and Wily Technology are leveraging the Sun ONE Application Server 7 to enable enterprises globally to help ensure the health and high availability of their mission-critical Java applications.

"Combining Software AG's expertise in XML with Sun's leadership in Java Web services through their Sun ONE Application Server 7, our enterprise customers have a potent and affordable deployment solution that offers excellent reliability, great performance, and compelling cost advantages," said Michael McDowell, vice president of business development for Software AG Americas.

The Sun ONE Application Server 7 provides a Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.3 compatible platform for developing and delivering Java Web services. It integrates a powerful application development environment with the Sun ONE Studio 4 software, that increases developer productivity and speeds time to market. Available in three editions to provide specific functionality for different usage scenarios and service levels, the Sun ONE Application Server delivers end-to-end high performance across a broad range of Web and enterprise application requirements. Because interoperability is of paramount importance to ISVs, the Sun ONE platform provides an open and integratable architecture for easily porting their applications. Based on standards with a flexible pricing model, the Sun ONE Application Server 7 offers a rich and complete solution for enterprise application deployment.

"By supporting J2EE 1.3, Macromedia enables ColdFusion MX developers to combine application development productivity with the power of the Java platform," said Jeff Whatcott, senior director, product marketing, Macromedia. "The combination of ColdFusion MX and Sun ONE Application Server 7 provides a standards-based foundation that delivers on the promise of minimizing development time and costs while allowing us to free users from platform-specific constraints."

Recently ranked by Network Computing Magazine as #1 in Web services performance, the Sun ONE Application Server 7 has become the leader in the low-end market where price and performance are key. The server delivers world-class performance by embedding one of the fastest, secure HTTP servers available in the market and a high-performing Java Message Service (JMS) implementation.

"With the Sun ONE Application Server 7, Sun is dramatically changing the economics of enterprise software deployment by providing a robust Java web services platform that lowers acquisition and operating costs for our ISVs and customers," said Shahram Moradpour, senior director of market development, Sun Microsystems. "The broad industry adoption of the Sun ONE Application Server 7 is supported by the five-fold increase in the number of ISVs that have ported their applications in just the last 6 months."

Sun ONE Application Server 7 - Overview
Sun ONE Application Server 7 Platform Edition
Available as a download on the Solaris, Linux and Windows platforms at, the Platform Edition provides a high performance, small footprint, J2EE 1.3 compatible platform ideal for development and deployment of applications and Web services.

Sun ONE Application Server 7 Standard Edition
Adding robust operations management capabilities to the Platform Edition, the Standard Edition provides an easy-to-use and economical J2EE 1.3 compatible platform for delivering enterprise-class applications.

Sun ONE Application Server 7 Enterprise Edition
The Enterprise Edition's patented Always-On technology delivers extremely high quality of service and massive scalability, suitable for the most demanding mission critical applications.

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