SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun
Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced the immediate
availability of the latest version of the Sun Java(TM) Enterprise System
(Java ES). Java ES 5.0 is a unique and comprehensive set of
subscription-based services that work in conjunction with top enterprise
operating systems(OS) like Solaris 10 OS to combine software, support, and
professional and educational services in a single package, for one single
The new Java ES v5.0 is now modular and provides greater choices for
enterprises to consolidate their IT infrastructure on an integrated, open,
and standards-based software system. The new system allows customers to
sign-on for the core Java(TM) ES 5.0 Base and then maximize the value of
their IT spending by easily adding on subscriptions to Sun's
industry-leading Sun Java(TM) System Identity Manager or Sun Java(TM)
Composite Application Platform Suite (Java CAPS). This unique flexibility
gives customers greater choice, better value and lower TCO.
"The newest version of Java ES will help our customers to consolidate
their licensing costs, reduce integration costs, and improve both
functionality and flexibility of our distributed applications, identity
management solutions and web services," said Jim McHugh, vice-president,
Software Infrastructure, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Equifax and Other Industry Leaders Love New Features in Java Enterprise
With the release of Java ES 5.0, the Sun Java(TM) Identity Management
Suite is being refreshed to include major updates with eLearning online
classes. In addition, qualified customers receive flexible services
designed to help customers with requirements throughout the solution
lifecycle with activities such as architecture, installation, system health
checks, and the recently introduced Learning Definition Service.
"For more than a year, we have been using Sun's Java Enterprise System
to further streamlines our compliance processes and software licensing
requirements," said Mark Satterfield, senior vice-president, Enterprise
Planning and Architecture, Equifax. "Since the implementation, we have
gained greater scalability and flexibility of our applications, enabling us
to capture new opportunities and drive new business initiatives."
Since 2006, Sun has been significantly growing the total number of Java
ES subscribers to over 1.3 million. In addition, over the past year, Sun
released a new version of Identity Manager and Portal Server products and
Gartner named Sun as the worldwide market share leader in identity
management software (Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning, 1H06, April 25,
2006). Sun was among the select companies that Forrester invited to
participate in its December 2006 Forrester Wave(TM) report. In this
evaluation, Sun was cited as a Leader/Strong Performer for
Integration-Centric Business Process Management Suites. This designation
demonstrates the successful integration of the SeeBeyond(TM) business
integration technology into its current Sun Java(TM) Java CAPS.
With a unique integrated approach of products and services throughout
its Software Infrastructure product line (Java Enterprise System Platform,
SOA, Identity), Sun Services offerings help secure successful deployments,
helping to reduce risks and addressing customer challenges and business
drivers in each phase of the project lifecycle.
About Java Enterprise System
The Java Enterprise System is an open, standards-based software system
that delivers a core set of industry-leading shared enterprise network
services as a single, integrated entity on a predictable release cycle. It
serves as the strategic underpinning of Sun's software strategy. For more
information on the Java Enterprise System please visit:
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