BEA WebLogic Platform Runs on Solaris OS for x86 Systems

7/2/2004 - Advancing choice, value and low cost to customers and partners around the world, BEA Systems (Nasdaq:BEAS), the world's leading application infrastructure company, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), the creator of Java technology, announced the general availability of the BEA WebLogic Platform on the Solaris(TM) Operating System (OS) for x86 systems.

"Our customers not only demand a choice of operating systems and low cost hardware when developing and deploying their applications on the BEA WebLogic Platform, they also want to lower cost and complexity, without sacrificing performance and security," said Scott Dietzen, chief technology officer, BEA Systems. "With general availability of BEA Weblogic Platform on Solaris OS for x86 systems our companies can continue delivering reliable and secure technology, services and solutions that can offer greater choice and flexibility designed for faster time to value. This can help customers focus on their company's profitability and competitive landscape."

"Sun is raising the stakes for enterprise-class functionality on systems running Intel and AMD processors2004-06. Sun's vast network of partner support around the globe will be key in increasing the company's presence in the $30 billion low-cost computing market," said John Loiacono, executive vice president, software at Sun Microsystems. "Our bet is on Solaris and competitively priced low-cost, high-volume systems, with growing customer demand for BEA WebLogic and other world-class enterprise applications available over the coming months."

Availability of BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 on Sun's low cost, high performance Solaris OS for x86 systems includes support for BEA WebLogic Server(TM), BEA WebLogic Portal(TM), BEA WebLogic Integration(TM) and BEA WebLogic Workshop(TM). Furthermore, Sun and BEA are currently working on joint marketing and sales programs to address the growing interest and adoption of the Solaris OS for x86 among BEA's customers and partner community.

About the Solaris OS
The #1 enterprise-class UNIX OS, the Solaris Operating System for SPARC-based and x86-based systems redefines the operating system as a services platform by combining traditional OS functionality with application services and identity management. The Solaris OS delivers the security, manageability and performance that IT professionals need to help increase service levels and decrease costs and risk. Solaris x86 systems have gained rapid industry momentum over the past year, with more than 850,000 registered licenses to date and more than 900 solutions available for Solaris 9 x86 through approximately 600 ISVs. Last quarter alone, the ISV adoption rate grew approximately 12 percent.

About BEA Systems
BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is the world's leading application infrastructure software company, providing the enterprise software foundation that allows thousands of companies to benefit from service-oriented architectures. With more than 15,000 customers around the world, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500, BEA and its WebLogic® and Tuxedo® brands are among the most trusted names in business.

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has 71 offices in 34 countries and is on the Web 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

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Java, J2EE, JavaOne, The Network Is The Computer and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, exclusively licensed through X/Open Company, Ltd. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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