Sun Unveils Java Enterprise Developer Promotion for Network Community

2/12/2004 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), the creator and leading advocate of Java(tm) technology, announced the Java Enterprise Developer Promotion for the Sun Developer Network community. The promotion includes a free AMD Opteron-based server plus extensive tools, support and services to develop and test enterprise applications. This announcement marks the first time Sun developers have been able to get hardware, software and development tools from a leading systems vendor for a single, low annual subscription fee.

Sun also announced the next version of the Sun Java Enteprise System, 2004Q2. This new release enhances the availability, communications and collaboration, portal and identity management capabilities of the Java Enterprise System and expands the platform to include support for Linux and enable secure mobile access.

The Java Enterprise Developer Promotion is available to Sun Developer Network (SDN) program members. This exclusive, US only promotion, is available at the low subscription price of $1499 per year for three years. The Java Enterprise Developer Promotion combines Sun's premier Java and Solaris(tm) tools with Sun's latest, entry-level Opteron-based server. This represents a huge savings to the Java technology developer community and emphasizes Sun's system level focus on high-value, low-cost Web Services development. The promotion begins today and runs through June 30, 2004. Full details on the promotion are available at

"This is the first time a free server has been offered as part of a developer subscription program. This approach is similar to the mobile phone industry that provides a cell phone as part of the cellular subscription," said Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president, Software at Sun. "The Java Enterprise Developer Promotion shows we are razor focused on providing developers the best tools and platforms possible."

The following hardware and software are included in the special Java Enterprise Developer Promotion:

The Java Enterprise System 2004Q2, scheduled to be available next quarter, will include the following:

Sun Java Studio Enterprise Now Available
Sun is delivering on the vision of offering complete development solutions for the full range of software developers. Enterprise developers running the newly released Sun Java Enterprise System can now use the Sun Java Studio Enterprise, one of the industry's most comprehensive development environment for web services development. Made available as a companion at the incremental subscription price of $5 USD per employee per year, which includes software, developer support and services. Developers can also purchase Java Studio Enterprise separately for $1,895 USD. Java Studio Enterprise integrates all the tools, development versions of the enterprise servers, rich documentation, samples and blueprints to enhance the developer experience, with additional support from a premium membership in the Sun Developer Network.

Java Enterprise System 2003Q4, release 1, is available now directly through Sun and the Sun iForce(sm) Partner Program Java Enterprise System Offering for ISVs. Partners wishing to learn more about the Java Enterprise System Offering can visit: Java Enterprise System 2004Q2, release 2, is scheduled to be available in April. Free evaluation for 90 days will also be available for the Java Enterprise System or any of its component products. Sun also will offer a no hassle automatic term renewal each year based on the then current number of employees.

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