VERITAS i3 APM Software Supports Sun Java Enterprise System

7/1/2004 - VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) broadened their long-standing alliance by announcing that VERITAS i3(TM) application performance management (APM) software now supports the Sun Java(TM) Enterprise System. The integration of VERITAS' APM software with the Java(TM) System Application Server and Java(TM) System Portal Server, key components of the Sun Java Enterprise System, will enable deeper visibility into the performance of Java(TM) 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE(TM)) applications, and is expected to deliver faster application response times, and more predictable application service levels, key capabilities for organizations working to adopt a utility computing model.

"Since its inception, the Java Enterprise System's revolutionary approach to infrastructure software has helped eradicate complexity from enterprise software procurement and management," said John Loiacono, executive vice president, software, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Integrating VERITAS i3 APM software with the Java Enterprise System offers enterprises the benefits of a high-performance software system while also helping customers rapidly detect and correct any potential performance problems."

VERITAS' APM software is unique in its ability to find and track performance problems across all application tiers, identifying the root cause of application performance degradation, and enabling IT staff to correct these problems before they affect desired service levels. Meeting service level requirements on a shared, automated infrastructure is a core component of VERITAS' utility computing strategy and it is especially important with J2EE Web-based applications, which are typically deployed to support business-critical activities requiring "always on" performance.

"A growing number of companies are literally running their businesses on J2EE environments, such as those built on the Java System Application Server and Java System Portal Server. For these companies, maintaining high levels of application performance - and resolving any problems quickly, before they affect end user performance - are a necessity," said Kris Hagerman, executive vice president, strategic operations, VERITAS Software. "We're pleased to be working closely with Sun to bring our industry-leading VERITAS i3 application performance management solutions to Sun's Java Enterprise System customers."

VERITAS Application Performance Management and Utility Computing
Utility computing is a model that delivers IT as a measurable service - aligned with business needs and capable of adapting to changing demands - built on a shared, automated infrastructure. Application performance is one of the key building blocks in VERITAS' utility computing strategy, helping organizations move beyond traditional availability initiatives to implement solutions that address both system uptime and user response time.

About Java Enterprise System
Serious software made simple, the Java Enterprise System seamlessly integrates award-winning and market-leading enterprise network services that are needed by 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. 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:

About JavaOne, Sun's 2004 Worldwide Java Developer Conference
At this week's 2004 JavaOne Conference (June 28-July 1, 2004), VERITAS will demonstrate it's VERITAS Indepth(TM) for J2EE-Adaptive Instrumentation software with both Sun Microsystems and BEA Systems. VERITAS systems engineer Ted Feyler will present, "Detect and Correct Performance Bottlenecks in J2EE Applications - A Demonstration," in the JavaOne conference theatre at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 28. The JavaOne conference is the world's leading event for Java technology developers. Established in 1996, the Conference gives attendees access to the greatest minds and innovations in the Java technology community. Developers have the opportunity to learn about and apply the next generation of Java technology for the full spectrum of development, from mobile devices to enterprise applications.

About VERITAS Software
VERITAS Software, one of the 10 largest software companies in the world, is a leading provider of software to enable utility computing. In a utility computing model, IT resources are aligned with business needs and business applications are delivered with optimal performance and availability on top of shared computing infrastructure, minimizing hardware and labor costs. With 2003 revenues of $1.75 billion, VERITAS delivers products for data protection, storage and server management, high availability and application performance management that are used by 99 percent of the Fortune 500. More information about VERITAS Software can be found at

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

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