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 http://www.sun.com/developers.
"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:
- Sun Java Studio Enterprise: a complete development platform for creating, testing and deploying applications for the Java Enterprise System.
- Sun Studio: a powerful, easy-to-use, Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to create and test C, C++ and Fortran applications.
- Solaris(tm) 9 Operating System for x86 Platform: the premiere operating system for security, manageability and performance.
- Sun Fire(tm) V20z Server: delivering on Sun's November 2003 announcement of a strategic alliance with AMD, this Sun Fire system, driven by the Opteron processor, runs 32-bit and 64-bit applications on Solaris and Linux operating environments for "scaling out" network computers.
- Support Services: includes next day, on-site support for hardware, software updates and upgrades and more.
Developer monitored online forums, email-based technical support, access to Sun's knowledge base, privileges to submit bug fixes, 90-day installation support and software updates.
The Java Enterprise System 2004Q2, scheduled to be available next quarter, will include the following:
- Increased platform support – In addition to running on Solaris/SPARC(r) and Solaris x86 architecture based-systems, the Java Enterprise System is scheduled to run on Red Hat Linux. The company will be supporting additional operating systems platforms in calendar year 2004 and will provide additional details throughout the year.
- Availability Services – Full-scale support across multiple platforms with inclusion of Sun Cluster 3.1 4/04 software, the latest version that extends mission critical, high availability to the Solaris Operating System x86 as well as Solaris/SPARC platforms as part of the Java Enterprise System. Sun Cluster 3.1 4/04 software is key to building a highly available SunPlex(tm) System, an application service level management environment that ties Sun Servers, storage, interconnects, the Solaris Operating System and applications together into a highly available environment within which applications can continue to provide service to clients despite failures in the hardware or software.
- Portal Services – Sun is radically simplifying secure access to services and applications anytime, anywhere, from any device. New Portal Services in this release focus on standards, scalability, ease-of-use, interoperability and new platform support. Portal Services include community creation, aggregation and presentation, personalization, multi-channel access and knowledge management. Key among the many new features are: Web Services Remote Portlet Support (WSRP), the latest portal standard which provides portal service delivery between multiple portal implementations; auto identification, classification and delivery of content and documents based on personalized interest profiles; enhanced Secure SSL-VPN portal access enabling secure drag and drop access to file and documents; "proxylet" support and additional hardware acceleration driving higher performance; and Mobile Access that provides mobile and voice-based portal access to hundreds of mobile and wireless devices. All available on Sun Java System Application Server 7 EE, BEA Weblogic 8.1 and IBM Websphere 5.1
- Communications and Collaboration Services – Sun is taking productivity to the next level quickly and affordably by accelerating enterprise decision making. Communication and Collaboration services include mail, instant messaging, alerts, group and individual resource scheduling, presence and multi-client support. New features include: an integrated web client that delivers access to mail,calendar, and address book in unprecedented ease-of-use in Sun Java System Communications Express 6; seamless Microsoft Outlook client interoperability can allow enterprises to realize the radical cost savings of the Java Enterprise System without costly retraining of the end user with the Sun Java System Connector for Microsoft Outlook; and a single repository for users' contacts across all means of communication and collaboration with integrated address book support.
- Identity Services – Java System Identity Server supports Liberty Phase 2 specifications that enable the deployment and adoption of secure and federated identity-based web services to fixed and mobile devices. This release also supports Java Card(tm) authentication and single sign-on between web applications and Microsoft Windows desktop infrastructures.
- Web Enablement Services - Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 delivers built-in web security with unmatched reliability for all types of web applications and is the web server of choice for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the new platform support of the Java Enterprise System, the Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 is expanding its support to Trusted Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3, Microsoft Windows 2003, HP-UX 11i and AIX 5.1/5.2.
- Java Application and Web Services - Building on Sun's recent leadership, highly available Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE(tm)) Application Services, and high performance Java Web Services, the Sun Java System Application Server provides the core J2EE platform runtime and Java Web Services engine for Sun's Java Enterprise System. The Sun Java System Application Server 7.1 will extend its lead in high availability by offering complete J2EE specification failover mechanisms that can deliver five 9s of availability across both the Solaris and Linux operating environments. The Sun Java System Application Server also includes market leading performance of messaging with its Java Message Service implementation.
- Sun also announced updates to its software products – the N1(tm) Grid and Solaris 10 operating system – that will work seamlessly with Sun's new Sun Fire E2900-E25K servers (see related announcement from Sun). This container technology is supported in the Solaris 9 OS and will be supported in Solaris 10, the upcoming version of Sun's operating system. To further enable customers to reduce cost and complexity, Sun is offering an enhanced pricing strategy for its N1 Grid Service Provisioning System. This new pricing structure will help save customers money and enable them to have access to upgrades and technical support throughout the year.
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: http://www.sun.com/partners/javaenterprisesystem 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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