5/21/2004 - Sun Microsystems, Inc., the creator and leading advocate of Java(TM) technology, announced that Osaka, Japan-based Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. has purchased and plans to deploy the Sun Java Enterprise System, an integrated, open standards-based software system as its corporate-wide IT infrastructure software standard. The Java Enterprise System software was purchased through Sun iForce Partners CSK CORPORATION (CSK) and ITOCHU TECHNO-SCIENCE Corporation (CTC), demonstrating continued partner momentum in the Asia Pacific region. Nippon Paint selected the Java Enterprise System running the secure, reliable, scalable and highly available Solaris(TM) 9 Operating System based on Sun's innovative pricing model and open architecture. The company plans to migrate its distribution, logistics, human resources and finance applications, currently hosted by legacy mainframes, to the Java Enterprise System platform by 2006.
By adopting the Java Enterprise System, Nippon Paint expects to reduce operational costs associated with system management and upgrades, and increase time-to-market of new applications and technologies. Nippon Paint will also benefit from an open standards-based architecture, ensuring interoperability and more proactive and productive management. Additionally, through this migration, Nippon Paint projects the transition will cut its total cost of ownership (TCO) by 50 percent.
Nippon Paint plans to utilize the following Java Enterprise System components including the Java(TM) System Directory Server, Java(TM) System Identity Server, Java(TM) System Portal Server, Java(TM) System Messaging Server and Java(TM) System Web Server. Additionally, Nippon Paint plans to leverage Sun's robust hardware platforms such as the Sun Fire(TM) B100s blade servers for front-end applications, the Sun Fire(TM) V480/V440/V240 servers for application processing, and the Sun Fire(TM) V1280 and V880 servers for database operations.
About Sun Java Enterprise System
Serious software made simple, the Sun Java Enterprise System seamlessly integrates award-winning and market-leading enterprise network services that are needed by virtually every organization to successfully build and deploy their own business critical applications. This complete standards-based software system is delivered as a single, pre-integrated entity on a predictable release cycle, at an affordable cost. Radically simplified customer pricing -- $100 per employee per year (U.S. list price. All prices quoted are in U.S. dollars) -- delivers the peace of mind CIOs need to focus on what they do best: leverage IT to achieve their business goals. The Java Enterprise System shared network services provided the following functionality and capabilities: Web and Application Services, Network Identity Services, Portal Services, Communication and Collaboration Services, Availability Services and end-to-end Security Services. For more information on the Java Enterprise System please visit: http://www.sun.com/software/javaenterprisesystem
About Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.
Nippon Paint has been in business for 123 years and one of the pioneers of the Japanese modern paint industry. With its latest technology, providing such as super high coat material, hyper waterproof paint, and polarizing paint, Nippon Paint is playing an active role as total paint material manufacturing enterprise. Featuring environment-conscious paint material such as water-based recyclable paint system and powder coating system, Nippon Paint is actively contributing conservation of the global environment as the leader of the industry.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- 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 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com
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