Sun Microsystems Makes Major Code Contribution to WBEMsource Initiative

Sun to Accelerate Strategic System Management Technology Through Community

Development



Jun 06, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, JavaOne(SM) Developer Conference, June 6 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sun (Nasdaq:   SUNW) announced today that it will give its Java implementation
 of the Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standard to WBEMsource, an open
 source initiative, also announced today. As a founding member of WBEMsource,
 Sun will be working with other leading companies and the broader development
 community to accelerate the development and deployment of standards-based
 systems management, with special focus on the Common Information Model
 (CIM)/WBEM standards managed by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).
 This new organization is comprised of industry leading companies working in an
 open community forum to develop and enhance practical implementations of WBEM-
 based management standards.
     Sun will contribute its Java implementation for WBEM under the community
 initiative to enable faster adoption and accelerate development of other
 cross-platform implementations of standards-based management infrastructures
 accessible by all vendors. This improved accessibility and broader development
 effort will lead to better management tools, interoperability and overall
 lower costs for customers.
     Sun's contribution allows developers to leverage and build upon Sun's WBEM
 implementation and the significant advancements it has made to the standard to
 date. The high costs of heterogeneous networks, consisting of hardware,
 software, and storage from multiple vendors, as well as the difficulty for
 these interconnected systems to be consistently managed by the same
 applications, increases the need for new management standards that will enable
 the exchange of information between management systems, applications and
 services.
     "Our customers are facing challenges with reliability, availability and
 scalability in heterogeneous environments. We've invested in CIM/WBEM as key
 standards to tackle these problems," said David Douglas, vice president of
 System Management and Network Experience, Sun Microsystems. "Together the WBEM
 standard and Sun's implementation of this standard have provided the framework
 to create a new era of interoperable systems management."
     Sun's opening up its WBEM implementation will foster a greater
 collaborative development effort. In addition, this will encourage
 third parties to develop best-of-breed management applications and tools that
 will help customers today and provide smart management services for the
 future. The decision to release the code under a commonly recognized open
 source license (SISSL) emphasizes Sun's desire to continually innovate
 technology through a community-based development model.
     Since its inception, Sun has been a major proponent of network computing
 through open industry standards. In support of its vision, Sun has actively
 supported WBEM with Solaris WBEM Services and the delivery of a set of
 standards-based management tools that leverage new and emerging technologies
 such as the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and the Common Information Model
 (CIM). Sun's participation with the WBEMsource initiative allows it to
 continue to pursue new technologies that will assist in the development of the
 network computing model, and advance the development of web-based
 cross-platform management that supports the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun
 ONE). For more information on SunONE www.sun.com/sunone.
     Sun's Open Source implementation for WBEM will be available today to
 developers at http://sourceforge.net/projects/wbemservices/ . For additional
 information about Sun's contribution and the WBEMsource project in general, go
 to www.opengroup.org/wbemsource/.
 
     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 dot-com their businesses.
 With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, 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, Java, JavaOne Developers
 Conference, The Network Is The Computer and all Java-based marks are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the
 United States and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark in the
 United States and other countries, exclusively licensed through X/Open
 Company, Ltd.
 
     CONTACT:  Russ Castronovo, 408-863-3306, or russ.castronovo@sun.com, or
 Marie Domingo, 408-863-3199, or marie.domingo@sun.com, or
 marie.domingo@myairmail.com, both of Sun Microsystems, Inc.; or Press Room at
 JavaOne, 415-978-3666/
 
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    SAN FRANCISCO, JavaOne(SM) Developer Conference, June 6 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sun (Nasdaq:   SUNW) announced today that it will give its Java implementation
 of the Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standard to WBEMsource, an open
 source initiative, also announced today. As a founding member of WBEMsource,
 Sun will be working with other leading companies and the broader development
 community to accelerate the development and deployment of standards-based
 systems management, with special focus on the Common Information Model
 (CIM)/WBEM standards managed by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).
 This new organization is comprised of industry leading companies working in an
 open community forum to develop and enhance practical implementations of WBEM-
 based management standards.
     Sun will contribute its Java implementation for WBEM under the community
 initiative to enable faster adoption and accelerate development of other
 cross-platform implementations of standards-based management infrastructures
 accessible by all vendors. This improved accessibility and broader development
 effort will lead to better management tools, interoperability and overall
 lower costs for customers.
     Sun's contribution allows developers to leverage and build upon Sun's WBEM
 implementation and the significant advancements it has made to the standard to
 date. The high costs of heterogeneous networks, consisting of hardware,
 software, and storage from multiple vendors, as well as the difficulty for
 these interconnected systems to be consistently managed by the same
 applications, increases the need for new management standards that will enable
 the exchange of information between management systems, applications and
 services.
     "Our customers are facing challenges with reliability, availability and
 scalability in heterogeneous environments. We've invested in CIM/WBEM as key
 standards to tackle these problems," said David Douglas, vice president of
 System Management and Network Experience, Sun Microsystems. "Together the WBEM
 standard and Sun's implementation of this standard have provided the framework
 to create a new era of interoperable systems management."
     Sun's opening up its WBEM implementation will foster a greater
 collaborative development effort. In addition, this will encourage
 third parties to develop best-of-breed management applications and tools that
 will help customers today and provide smart management services for the
 future. The decision to release the code under a commonly recognized open
 source license (SISSL) emphasizes Sun's desire to continually innovate
 technology through a community-based development model.
     Since its inception, Sun has been a major proponent of network computing
 through open industry standards. In support of its vision, Sun has actively
 supported WBEM with Solaris WBEM Services and the delivery of a set of
 standards-based management tools that leverage new and emerging technologies
 such as the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and the Common Information Model
 (CIM). Sun's participation with the WBEMsource initiative allows it to
 continue to pursue new technologies that will assist in the development of the
 network computing model, and advance the development of web-based
 cross-platform management that supports the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun
 ONE). For more information on SunONE www.sun.com/sunone.
     Sun's Open Source implementation for WBEM will be available today to
 developers at http://sourceforge.net/projects/wbemservices/ . For additional
 information about Sun's contribution and the WBEMsource project in general, go
 to www.opengroup.org/wbemsource/.
 
     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 dot-com their businesses.
 With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, 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, Java, JavaOne Developers
 Conference, The Network Is The Computer and all Java-based marks are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the
 United States and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark in the
 United States and other countries, exclusively licensed through X/Open
 Company, Ltd.
 
     CONTACT:  Russ Castronovo, 408-863-3306, or russ.castronovo@sun.com, or
 Marie Domingo, 408-863-3199, or marie.domingo@sun.com, or
 marie.domingo@myairmail.com, both of Sun Microsystems, Inc.; or Press Room at
 JavaOne, 415-978-3666/
 
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