BEA Systems Beats Key Competitors to Market with Java EE 5 Compliant Application Server for Production Deployment

WebLogic Server 10 Designed to Help Streamline Java Development and Provide

the Critical Foundation Layer for Building Fluid, Next-Generation Service

Oriented Architectures; Industry Partners Rally Behind Product

Core News Facts 1. BEA WebLogic Server 10 dramatically simplifies creation

of enterprise applications and services in support of SOA. WebLogic Server

10 supports Java EE 5 and EJB 3.0 as well as popular open source frameworks

such as Spring to help simplify Java development and includes several

enhancements designed to help customers achieve next-to-zero downtime. 2.

BEA is ahead of major competitors in making a Java EE 5 compatible

application server available for production use. 3. Industry partners

including HP, Wily and Interface21 recognize the long-standing value

WebLogic Server provides to the development community and is rallying

behind version 10.

Apr 02, 2007, 01:00 ET from BEA Systems, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEA Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   BEAS), a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today
 announced the general availability of WebLogic Server(R) 10, a major
 milestone release of the world's leading application server based on the
 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5. With this release, BEA is
 extending its leadership role in delivering high quality, next-generation
 software and leaving its nearest competitors to trail in the process.
     WebLogic Server 10, with support for Java EE 5 and EJB 3.0, is designed
 to enable developers and IT managers to accelerate and radically simplify
 the development of Java applications and services. The product also
 includes significantly updated core web services technologies as well as
 enhancements in the area of security, and provides better interoperability
 with leading proprietary and open-source platforms. The included
 Eclipse-based tooling, BEA Workshop for WebLogic Platform 10, can provide
 developers with the tooling they can use to quickly develop and manage
 projects. Additionally, Version 10 delivers improved clustering, service
 migration and several other uptime and performance enhancements designed to
 help customers increase application availability and achieve next-to-zero
 downtime. A key component of BEA SOA 360:, WebLogic Server provides the
 critical foundation layer for building fluid, next-generation service
 oriented architectures (SOAs).
     "WebLogic Server continues its reign as the industry's leading
 application server," said Peter Cooper Ellis, executive vice president of
 engineering, BEA Systems, Inc. "Innovation combined with the rock solid
 foundation that customers continue to rely on is at the heart of the
 product's popularity and ongoing success. Version 10 illustrates how BEA is
 helping its customers leverage the latest standards, simplify development
 and create tomorrow's SOAs."
     Out of the gate, WebLogic Server 10 is receiving a great deal of
 industry attention and accolades, with several partners like HP, CA Wily
 and Interface21 rallying behind the new software.
     BEA has been working closely with HP so that WebLogic Server, when
 paired with HP Integrity servers, delivers a strong hardware/software
 combination that is designed to provide customers with flexibility and
 superior performance at a low total cost of ownership (TCO). BEA Weblogic
 Server running on HP Integrity servers with HP-UX 11i v3 currently holds
 the industry's best SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark performance record (please
 see Feb. 15, 2007 press release titled, "BEA WebLogic Server 9.2 Running on
 HP-UX 11i v3 Tops Charts with Latest Performance Benchmark). Additionally,
 HP Integrity servers running HP-UX, Windows and Linux hold Tier 1 status
 with BEA, meaning that all new versions of WebLogic Server support the
 servers out- of-the box.
     "WebLogic Server delivers leading application performance as
 demonstrated by the impressive benchmark records and industry recognition
 the product has achieved," said Michelle Weiss, vice president of
 marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP. "With the significant performance
 advances in version 10, HP is working with BEA closely to provide HP
 Integrity server customers with even greater flexibility, availability and
 bottom-line business value."
     BEA Global Management Alliance (GMA) partners like the Wily Technology
 Division of CA are also prepared to support the new software. The company
 has already certified CA Wily Introscope, a leading web application
 performance management solution, on WebLogic Server 10.
     "WebLogic Server 10 is designed to help organizations simplify
 development, improve productivity and ensure the reliability of their
 applications," said Mike Malloy, chief marketing officer and general
 manager of products at CA Wily Division, CA. "Certifying that our
 performance management solution supports WebLogic Server 10 is designed to
 help ensure that BEA customers can rely on Wily tools to help them achieve
 the highest levels of performance and availability available for their
 mission-critical applications."
     Industry support for WebLogic Server 10 extends beyond the realm of
 commercial vendors and includes open source solution providers such as
 Interface21, the company behind the popular Spring Framework. BEA and
 Interface21 partnered last year to use Spring 2.0 as a foundation for
 several key Java EE 5 components including the Java EE 5 Common Annotations
 (JSR-250) -- which includes resource injection and EJB 3 (JSR-220)
 interception, and are currently working together to so that the integration
 between Spring and WebLogic Server is as seamless as possible.
     "By working with BEA, Interface21 has been able to bring the best of
 open source and commercial software to a rapidly growing joint customer
 base. Our collaboration around the Java EE 5 programming model is the
 latest example of this," said Rod Johnson, founder of the Spring Framework
 and CEO of Interface21. "Since our initial 2005 partnership, BEA and
 Interface21 have made significant strides in integrating Spring and
 WebLogic. For enterprises combining BEA and Interface21 technologies,
 Spring integration for WebLogic Server 10 goes to the heart of the server
 and offers potential for even further enhancements in productivity,
 testability and power."
     In addition to receiving partner validation, WebLogic Server has
 received numerous industry accolades over the past several months. The
 product is the worldwide market share leader according to the most recent
 reports published by Gartner and IDC, and has repeatedly proven to be the
 performance leader as backed by public SPEC benchmarks. WebLogic Server
 also remains the preferred application server among developers based upon a
 report published by Evans Data Corporation last Fall.
     BEA WebLogic Server 10 including BEA Workshop(TM) for WebLogic 10
 Eclipse- based developer tooling and related BEA WebLogic Portal(R) 10 are
 currently available. To download, please visit
     About BEA
     BEA Systems, Inc. is a world leader in enterprise and communications
 infrastructure software. BEA's SOA 360 platform is the industry's most
 unified SOA platform for business transformation and optimization, in order
 to improve cost structures and grow new revenue streams. Information about
 how BEA is enabling customers to achieve Business LiquidITy(TM) can be
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