Sun Microsystems Accelerates Delivery of Service Oriented Architecture Strategy Pragmatic SOA Approach Brings New Products, Services to Market; Availability

of Java Web Services Developer Pack 1.6 Enhances XML Performance and

Enables SOA Governance



SAN FRANCISCO, JavaOne(SM) Developer Conference, June 27

/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW), founder and
 lead advocate for Java(TM) technology, is announcing new products and support
 for new web services specifications, leading the advance of Service Oriented
 Architectures (SOA) infrastructures. As part of its strategy to ease customer
 migration to SOA, Sun is delivering a SOA infrastructure in phases to ensure
 effective implementation.
     "Sun views SOA as the fundamental evolution of distributed computing,
 enabling enterprises to better leverage and integrate IT assets while
 increasing flexibility to achieve near-term return on investment from business
 transformation and consolidation," said Mark Bauhaus, vice president, Java Web
 Services, Sun Microsystems. "Sun is consistently delivering on our promise of
 allowing customers to bring about necessary IT changes with a flexible,
 standards-based and services-based infrastructure."
     Today's announcement includes the availability of the latest web services
 toolkit, a fundamental component of SOA, to address the performance bottleneck
 associated with XML processing. The Sun Java Web Services Developer Pack (Java
 WSDP) 1.6 provides early access to new web services technologies and APIs,
 giving developers an opportunity to evaluate and familiarize themselves in
 advance of general availability in Sun products.
     A major feature in this version of Java WSDP is the industry's first
 implementation of Fast Infoset, standardizing the application of binary
 encoding/decoding to the XML Infoset for improved processing performance and
 throughput. Internal test results show web services perform 150% to 400%
 faster when using Fast Infoset encoding of XML, with no changes required to
 the application, to take advantage of the higher performance.
     Providing the foundation for next-generation SOA applications, Sun also
 announced today support for the Java Business Integration (JBI) specification
 and the first fully open sourced Java Enterprise Service Bus (Java ESB) built
 on this specification. JBI provides the foundation for SOA by allowing
 enterprises to more rapidly implement business integration applications at a
 lower cost, while extending its capabilities to meet diverse business and IT
 requirements.
 
     Other significant steps Sun is taking to deliver on its SOA strategy
 include:
 
     -- Demonstrating new levels of integration, upcoming Sun Java Studio
        Enterprise software will include feature sets to speed the development
        of process-driven SOA-based applications with integrated support for
        service orchestration, visual service creation and data transformation;
     -- Availability of Sun Java Studio Creator 2 Early Access, enabling
        developers to consume data services and visually develop Java standard
        web and portlet applications, thereby making it easier to deploy
        applications that leverage an investment in SOA;
     -- Availability of the Sun Service Registry, the first registry to support
        both UDDI v.3 and ebXML Registry 3.0 standards, for customers who need
        to discover, track and manage increasing numbers of web services,
        serving as a cornerstone for true SOA governance;
     -- Availability of Sun's leading web services-based identity management
        portfolio, allowing customers to quickly build interoperable, federated
        identity and authentication services between multiple partners. Coupled
        with its close integration into the Sun Java Enterprise System (Java
        ES), Sun Java Identity Management Suite delivers a secure,
        identity-based platform for SOA;
     -- Open Sourcing the Java Systems Application Server Platform Edition 9.0,
        bringing the source of compatible web services directly to the open
        source community;
     -- Enabling the foundation for an open, reliable and secure SOA through
        new features to be included in upcoming releases of Java ES, supporting
        the development and deployment of composite applications, federated
        single sign-on across service domains, reliable and secure messaging,
        and service monitoring and management;
     -- Availability of SOA Path consulting services, allowing customers to
        access Sun's SOA implementation expertise at critical points in the SOA
        technology lifecycle ranging from SOA Workshops and Assessments to
        establishing a SOA Center of Excellence.
 
     Sun's SOA expertise enhances the delivery of  industry-leading products
 and services that support the Sun Java ES platform and, which are based on SOA
 and web services standards running on the award-winning Solaris(TM) 10
 Operating System. Sun's SOA products are also available on Windows, Linux, and
 HP-UX operating systems. The centerpiece of the SOA portfolio includes:  the
 Sun Java System Application Platform Suite -- a solution that directly
 addresses the use of web services components to integrate disparate enterprise
 systems into a service-oriented architecture; The Sun Java Web Infrastructure
 Suite -- a quick start approach to web services; and the Sun Java Identity
 Management Suite -- one of the industry's most complete and integrated set of
 products to securely manage user identities. More information on Sun's SOA
 strategy can be found at:  www.sun.com/soa.
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     A singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer"(TM) -- guides Sun in
 the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets.
 Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the
 forefront of the next wave of computing:  the Participation Age. Sun can be
 found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at sun.com. Subscribe to Sun
 newswire at http://sun.com/news .
 
     CONTACT:
      Carrie Kasten
      Sun Microsystems, Inc.
      +1-347-534-2093
      carrie.kasten@sun.com
 
      allpress@sun.com
      +1-415-365-0462
 
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, Java, JavaOne, Solaris and The
 Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 
 

SOURCE Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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