Sun Innovation, Project JXTA, Inspires Development of P2P Services And Applications

Industry Support for Project JXTA Technology Continues to Grow;

Makes Significant Headway in First Year



Apr 23, 2002, 01:00 ET from Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Over the last year,
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW) has turned a research project into a
 leading peer-to-peer platform, changing the way people work and use network
 computing technology. Through the open-source community, thousands of
 developers and dozens of universities and companies are developing and
 investigating compelling services and applications based on JXTA that
 demonstrate the benefits of P2P technology. Project JXTA is Sun's network
 computing technology for peer-to-peer computing that is designed to allow any
 connected device on a network to communicate and collaborate.
     A vast array of companies and organizations are using and evaluating the
 JXTA technology including:  Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP; Ericsson Microwave
 AB; Hughes Network Systems; NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; National
 Association of Realtors; Research In Motion; Siemens Corporate Technology;
 Sony Corporation of America; and the University of Maryland (please refer to
 supporting document for additional information on each company).
     "JXTA was a natural choice for us when we looked at peer-to-peer
 technologies," said Monika Gonauser, vice president, Siemens Corporate
 Technology. "It supports our notion of the nomadic communities and simplifies
 the job of finding the right people and right resources at the right place and
 right time."
 
     Inspired by JXTA
     Several leading-edge companies and organizations in a variety of
 industries such as, wireless technology, government, media, legal, real estate
 and consumer electronics are using and evaluating the award-winning JXTA
 technology to further advance the areas of workgroup collaboration, resource
 sharing, next-generation wireless and content sharing networks.
     Support for and development of JXTA-based technologies continues to grow
 with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). JXTA solutions from
 Avaki Corporation, Cimpler Technologies, Improv Technologies, Inclusive
 Software, InfoGlyptic Software, Infonie GmbH, Internet Access Methods, Inc.,
 nDevia Networks, R-Objects, Inc., Tryllian and VistaPortal are available in
 the areas of workgroup collaboration, developer tools and content sharing, for
 example.
     "This is just the beginning for JXTA and P2P technology overall. It is not
 surprising that this technology has taken off and a wide range of companies
 are building JXTA-based applications to create competitive advantages," said
 Mike Clary, vice president of Project JXTA. "As we celebrate JXTA's first
 anniversary, it is being recognized as the leading platform for developing and
 delivering P2P applications and services."
 
     Building the JXTA Community
     As an open source effort, Project JXTA has benefited greatly from the
 significant and numerous contributions of the active JXTA.org community.
 Nearly 10,000 registered members of the JXTA.org community actively contribute
 to the technology and thousands more are investigating and working with JXTA.
 The Web-based collaborative environment of JXTA.org provided by CollabNet has
 been instrumental in bringing the JXTA community together to work on
 approximately 80 known JXTA-based projects. These projects include:  ipeers --
 artificial intelligence for P2P networks, Voice-Over P2P and Edutella -- a P2P
 network of 20 universities. The JXTA technology and documentation have been
 downloaded for investigation and use close to a half million times by a
 variety of companies, developers and organizations looking to build P2P
 services and applications using JXTA. Visit www.jxta.org for more information.
 
     About Project JXTA
     Developed by Sun Microsystems and released to the community in April 2001,
 JXTA is an open, generalized peer-to-peer platform that allows any connected
 device on the network to communicate and collaborate. JXTA can be applied
 across multiple platforms including the Java(TM) 2 Platform, Standard Edition
 (J2SE(TM)), Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME(TM)), C platform, PERL,
 Python, Ruby and TINI and accessed by any device on the network including cell
 phones, two-way pagers, electronic sensors, PDAs, desktop computers and
 servers.
     Sun's technical consulting arm, Sun Professional Services, is at the
 forefront of helping organizations leverage JXTA to deliver services to the
 Web, and to engineer architectures to support pervasive -- any device, any
 where, any time -- access. In 2002, JXTA technology was awarded the "Most
 Innovative Java Product or Technology Award" from JavaWorld Magazine and the
 "Outstanding Group Contribution to Java Technology" from JavaPro Magazine.
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- The Network Is The
 Computer(TM) -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to take their businesses to
 the nth. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web
 at http://sun.com .
 
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, J2SE, J2ME and The
 Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.
     Press announcements and other information about Sun Microsystems are
 available on the Internet via the World Wide Web using a tool such as Netscape
 Navigator.  Type http://www.sun.com at the URL prompt.
 
     CONTACT:  Carrie Merritt of Citigate Cunningham, +1-650-858-3788, for
 Sun Microsystems.
 
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    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Over the last year,
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW) has turned a research project into a
 leading peer-to-peer platform, changing the way people work and use network
 computing technology. Through the open-source community, thousands of
 developers and dozens of universities and companies are developing and
 investigating compelling services and applications based on JXTA that
 demonstrate the benefits of P2P technology. Project JXTA is Sun's network
 computing technology for peer-to-peer computing that is designed to allow any
 connected device on a network to communicate and collaborate.
     A vast array of companies and organizations are using and evaluating the
 JXTA technology including:  Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP; Ericsson Microwave
 AB; Hughes Network Systems; NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; National
 Association of Realtors; Research In Motion; Siemens Corporate Technology;
 Sony Corporation of America; and the University of Maryland (please refer to
 supporting document for additional information on each company).
     "JXTA was a natural choice for us when we looked at peer-to-peer
 technologies," said Monika Gonauser, vice president, Siemens Corporate
 Technology. "It supports our notion of the nomadic communities and simplifies
 the job of finding the right people and right resources at the right place and
 right time."
 
     Inspired by JXTA
     Several leading-edge companies and organizations in a variety of
 industries such as, wireless technology, government, media, legal, real estate
 and consumer electronics are using and evaluating the award-winning JXTA
 technology to further advance the areas of workgroup collaboration, resource
 sharing, next-generation wireless and content sharing networks.
     Support for and development of JXTA-based technologies continues to grow
 with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). JXTA solutions from
 Avaki Corporation, Cimpler Technologies, Improv Technologies, Inclusive
 Software, InfoGlyptic Software, Infonie GmbH, Internet Access Methods, Inc.,
 nDevia Networks, R-Objects, Inc., Tryllian and VistaPortal are available in
 the areas of workgroup collaboration, developer tools and content sharing, for
 example.
     "This is just the beginning for JXTA and P2P technology overall. It is not
 surprising that this technology has taken off and a wide range of companies
 are building JXTA-based applications to create competitive advantages," said
 Mike Clary, vice president of Project JXTA. "As we celebrate JXTA's first
 anniversary, it is being recognized as the leading platform for developing and
 delivering P2P applications and services."
 
     Building the JXTA Community
     As an open source effort, Project JXTA has benefited greatly from the
 significant and numerous contributions of the active JXTA.org community.
 Nearly 10,000 registered members of the JXTA.org community actively contribute
 to the technology and thousands more are investigating and working with JXTA.
 The Web-based collaborative environment of JXTA.org provided by CollabNet has
 been instrumental in bringing the JXTA community together to work on
 approximately 80 known JXTA-based projects. These projects include:  ipeers --
 artificial intelligence for P2P networks, Voice-Over P2P and Edutella -- a P2P
 network of 20 universities. The JXTA technology and documentation have been
 downloaded for investigation and use close to a half million times by a
 variety of companies, developers and organizations looking to build P2P
 services and applications using JXTA. Visit www.jxta.org for more information.
 
     About Project JXTA
     Developed by Sun Microsystems and released to the community in April 2001,
 JXTA is an open, generalized peer-to-peer platform that allows any connected
 device on the network to communicate and collaborate. JXTA can be applied
 across multiple platforms including the Java(TM) 2 Platform, Standard Edition
 (J2SE(TM)), Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME(TM)), C platform, PERL,
 Python, Ruby and TINI and accessed by any device on the network including cell
 phones, two-way pagers, electronic sensors, PDAs, desktop computers and
 servers.
     Sun's technical consulting arm, Sun Professional Services, is at the
 forefront of helping organizations leverage JXTA to deliver services to the
 Web, and to engineer architectures to support pervasive -- any device, any
 where, any time -- access. In 2002, JXTA technology was awarded the "Most
 Innovative Java Product or Technology Award" from JavaWorld Magazine and the
 "Outstanding Group Contribution to Java Technology" from JavaPro Magazine.
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- The Network Is The
 Computer(TM) -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to take their businesses to
 the nth. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web
 at http://sun.com .
 
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, J2SE, J2ME and The
 Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.
     Press announcements and other information about Sun Microsystems are
 available on the Internet via the World Wide Web using a tool such as Netscape
 Navigator.  Type http://www.sun.com at the URL prompt.
 
     CONTACT:  Carrie Merritt of Citigate Cunningham, +1-650-858-3788, for
 Sun Microsystems.
 
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