6/11/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced that Vodafone has selected Sun middleware software, including the Sun ONE Application Server and Sun ONE Directory Server for a worldwide deployment to streamline its global software strategy. By licensing the Sun ONE products, Vodafone is able to improve its identity management systems and utilize a new Java technology-based development platform to more rapidly and cost effectively deliver new services, such as billing, subscription services and access to backend systems.
Under the terms of the agreement, Vodafone has committed to base a majority of its data services on Sun ONE software. Together, the Application Server and Directory products provide a robust and open, standards-based infrastructure that delivers the massive scalability and reliability that Vodafone requires. The foundation for the Sun ONE architecture is the Solaris 9 Operating System, providing the security, manageability and performance to support Vodafone's increasing service levels.
"Everything with a digital heartbeat will be connected to the network, creating huge potential for enterprises, service providers and consumers. Java technology-enabled mobile devices are a prime example," said Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president, software, Sun Microsystems. "Vodafone is in a great position to take advantage of an incredible market opportunity. With Sun's service delivery platform in place, they're able to rapidly accelerate the delivery of new and differentiated services."
The Sun ONE Directory Server, with well over one billion licenses sold to date, provides a central repository for storing and managing identity profiles, access privileges and application and network resource information. Information stored in the Sun ONE Directory Server can be used for the authentication and authorization of users to enable secure access to enterprise and Internet services and applications. The software helps improve security and protection of key corporate information assets by ensuring appropriate access control policies are enforced across all communities, applications, and services on a global basis.
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 IDE tools that increases developer productivity and speeds overall time to market. The Sun ONE Application Server delivers end-to-end high performance and scalability across a broad range of Web and enterprise application requirements. The Standard Edition of the product adds ease of operations management and monitoring to the base product, while the Enterprise Edition provides high availability, clustering, and load balancing capabilities for mission critical applications.
About JavaOne Developer Conference
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