Sun rolled out its SunTM Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) software
platform for services on demand as the company and its partners
detailed new products, services, reference architectures, and tools.
This announcement from Sun features the availability of the Sun ONE
Starter Kit, the iPlanetTM Portal Server, and a new set of upgrades
and enhancements to the SolarisTM 8 Operating Environment (Solaris
OE). The future plans for Sun ONE are also outlined.
This news release from Sun announces the following:
- The availability of the Sun ONE Starter Kit, a four-CD comprehensive
technical resource to develop and deploy services on demand using Sun
- iPlanet Portal Server: Instant Collaboration Pack is a collaborative,
community-based instant messaging and teaming
- A new set of upgrades and enhancements to the Solaris 8 OE
featuring an unlimited development and
evaluation license for the iPlanetTM Application Server
- Continued support around emerging web services and
XML standards, including SOAP, through JavaTM technology APIs for XML
- The creation of the Sun ONE Consulting Specialty and Sun ONE Services
Suite to help customers architect, implement and manage services on
demand based on the Sun ONE platform
- iForceTM Reference Architecture to help customers quickly deploy
tested Sun ONE implementations to reduce risk, improve business
efficiency and speed time to new services using open platforms
The Sun ONE platform includes Solaris OE and ForteTM tools to
JavaTM technology as the development platform and the entire stack of
iPlanet products. Sun ONE will provide
SunToneSM Certification and Branding program, iForceTM Initiative
and Professional Services solution offerings.
Sun is expanding the services infrastructure by enabling portals and
simplifying business process integration. ForteTM for JavaTM Tools,
the iPlanet Application Server, iPlanetTM Web Server and
iPlanetTM Integration Server, all feature XML and SOAP support, allowing IT
departments to bridge existing systems with the world of web services.
The Java Web Service Designer wraps Enterprise JavaBeansTM (EJBTM) methods as XML
operations and allows them to be combined into web services. The Java
Enterprise Service Presentation (ESP) toolkit then enables access to
that service. The iPlanetTM Portal Server serves as the visual
presentation and integration vehicle, helping employees, partners and
customers to improve productivity with higher quality of service and
lower costs. The iPlanet Portal Server features the new Instant
Collaboration Pack, a platform that allows enterprises to instantly
identify online member presence and then message, exchange documents
and collaborate in real-time securely.
This announcement is the first phase of a multi-phase roadmap detailed
by the company to deliver on the entire Sun ONE offering.
In 2002: Private Web Service Registries. The next phase focuses on the
re-use of the business processes by exposing these processes as web
services and registering them in private or extranet registries for use
with selected value chain partners. Lower operating costs will result
by simplified single sign-on, authentication and authorization. Sun
products will include the next generation Solaris 9 OE, Forte Tools
featuring a single IDE for multi-language support and the UDDI- and
Liberty-enabled iPlanet Directory Server.
In 2003: Federated Public Services Registries. In this phase of the Sun
ONE roadmap, Sun will provide products and technologies to customers
for the dynamic discovery and deployment of services on demand where
services will be advertised via a public directory. This will simplify
value-chain integration, further reducing costs while increasing
partnership options and flexibility.
Over 25 systems integrators and ISVs demonstrated solutions at
the Services on Demand Summit (October 22-24, Santa Clara Marriott,
Calif.), and over 30 industry partners also announced their endorsement
of the Sun ONE architecture, across a range of Forte Extension
partners, Java technology developers, commercial software vendors and iPlanet
partners and system integrators.
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