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
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 www.bea.com/weblogic.
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
found at bea.com.
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