Sun Microsystems Increases Cross Platform Support Within Sun One

New Linux Version of iPlanet(TM) Application Server Will Provide Increased

Flexibility in Developing and Deploying Services on Demand



Jan 28, 2002, 00:00 ET from Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW) today announced plans to provide a new
 Linux version of the iPlanet(TM) Application Server software, a move that
 underscores its continued commitment to cross platform support across the
 Sun(TM) Open Net Environment (Sun ONE), Sun's vision, architecture, platform
 and expertise for developing and deploying services on demand.  Already
 supporting popular platforms such as Solaris(TM) Operating Environment (OE),
 Windows, IBM AIX, HP-UX and OS/390, Sun is now expanding its Linux support
 beyond existing versions of the iPlanet(TM) Web Server for content generation,
 iPlanet(TM) Message Queue for integration and Forte(TM) for Java(TM) tools to
 include the iPlanet Application Server for a complete development environment
 on Linux.
     As part of its overall vision of delivering an open, integrateable
 architecture that enables customers to leverage existing investments and
 improve their return on assets, Sun will increase support of the open source
 operating system, which during 2000 represented more than a quarter of server
 operating environment new license shipments, according to IDC, in an updated
 release of the iPlanet Application Server later this year. (IDC, 2001,
 Worldwide Operating Environments Market Forecast and Analysis Summary,
 2001-2005.)  This will help to improve developer productivity and provide
 customers with more flexibility in deploying services on demand by not locking
 them into a single platform.
     "Over the past year, we have seen increased demand among our customer base
 for Linux support.  While most customers are continuing to deploy on the
 Solaris OE platform, they are developing on multiple platforms and we are
 committed to providing the robust, open foundation they need to build
 applications and services on demand," said Wes Wasson, vice president of
 iPlanet product marketing at Sun Microsystems.  "Coupled with the Forte(TM)
 For Java(TM) Enterprise Edition, Sun will soon offer open source developers a
 compelling and comprehensive end-to-end Linux development environment that
 enables developers to easily build, test and debug robust services on demand
 and J2EE(TM) applications."
     The iPlanet Application Server is a robust J2EE platform for the
 development, deployment, and management of application services.  The product
 includes Java Server Pages (TM)(JSP(TM)), servlet, EJB(TM) architecture and an
 integrated transaction monitor for managing distributed transactions.
 Business process automation services and connectivity to enterprise
 applications are also provided through an integration framework that enables
 developers to retrieve data and business logic out of SAP and other backend
 systems without having to leave the Java technology environment.  In addition,
 the iPlanet Web and Directory Servers are integrated with the product for
 added security and identity management for enterprise applications. Linux
 support for the iPlanet Application Server is expected to be released in
 June of this year. More information on the iPlanet Application Server is
 available at www.iplanet.com.
 
     About Sun ONE
     Sun ONE, the integration of Sun's award-winning portfolio of software
 products, is Sun's vision, architecture, platform, and expertise that enables
 the development and delivery of services on demand.  Through its open,
 integrateable architecture, Sun ONE extends current enterprise systems to help
 reduce costs and complexity while improving organizations' return on assets.
 
     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://www.sun.com .
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Forte, Java, J2EE, JSP, EJB,
 Solaris, The Network Is the Computer, and iPlanet are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 
     CONTACT:  Jennifer Doettling of Sun Microsystems, Inc., +1-408-276-5721,
 or jennifer.doettling@sun.com; or Sonya Hotaling of KVO Public Relations,
 +1-503-221-7405, or sonya_hotaling@kvo.com, for Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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SOURCE Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW) today announced plans to provide a new
 Linux version of the iPlanet(TM) Application Server software, a move that
 underscores its continued commitment to cross platform support across the
 Sun(TM) Open Net Environment (Sun ONE), Sun's vision, architecture, platform
 and expertise for developing and deploying services on demand.  Already
 supporting popular platforms such as Solaris(TM) Operating Environment (OE),
 Windows, IBM AIX, HP-UX and OS/390, Sun is now expanding its Linux support
 beyond existing versions of the iPlanet(TM) Web Server for content generation,
 iPlanet(TM) Message Queue for integration and Forte(TM) for Java(TM) tools to
 include the iPlanet Application Server for a complete development environment
 on Linux.
     As part of its overall vision of delivering an open, integrateable
 architecture that enables customers to leverage existing investments and
 improve their return on assets, Sun will increase support of the open source
 operating system, which during 2000 represented more than a quarter of server
 operating environment new license shipments, according to IDC, in an updated
 release of the iPlanet Application Server later this year. (IDC, 2001,
 Worldwide Operating Environments Market Forecast and Analysis Summary,
 2001-2005.)  This will help to improve developer productivity and provide
 customers with more flexibility in deploying services on demand by not locking
 them into a single platform.
     "Over the past year, we have seen increased demand among our customer base
 for Linux support.  While most customers are continuing to deploy on the
 Solaris OE platform, they are developing on multiple platforms and we are
 committed to providing the robust, open foundation they need to build
 applications and services on demand," said Wes Wasson, vice president of
 iPlanet product marketing at Sun Microsystems.  "Coupled with the Forte(TM)
 For Java(TM) Enterprise Edition, Sun will soon offer open source developers a
 compelling and comprehensive end-to-end Linux development environment that
 enables developers to easily build, test and debug robust services on demand
 and J2EE(TM) applications."
     The iPlanet Application Server is a robust J2EE platform for the
 development, deployment, and management of application services.  The product
 includes Java Server Pages (TM)(JSP(TM)), servlet, EJB(TM) architecture and an
 integrated transaction monitor for managing distributed transactions.
 Business process automation services and connectivity to enterprise
 applications are also provided through an integration framework that enables
 developers to retrieve data and business logic out of SAP and other backend
 systems without having to leave the Java technology environment.  In addition,
 the iPlanet Web and Directory Servers are integrated with the product for
 added security and identity management for enterprise applications. Linux
 support for the iPlanet Application Server is expected to be released in
 June of this year. More information on the iPlanet Application Server is
 available at www.iplanet.com.
 
     About Sun ONE
     Sun ONE, the integration of Sun's award-winning portfolio of software
 products, is Sun's vision, architecture, platform, and expertise that enables
 the development and delivery of services on demand.  Through its open,
 integrateable architecture, Sun ONE extends current enterprise systems to help
 reduce costs and complexity while improving organizations' return on assets.
 
     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://www.sun.com .
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Forte, Java, J2EE, JSP, EJB,
 Solaris, The Network Is the Computer, and iPlanet are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 
     CONTACT:  Jennifer Doettling of Sun Microsystems, Inc., +1-408-276-5721,
 or jennifer.doettling@sun.com; or Sonya Hotaling of KVO Public Relations,
 +1-503-221-7405, or sonya_hotaling@kvo.com, for Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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