BEA Systems Inc. and Sun have assembled a combination of products that
can offer businesses superior total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to
IBM. The results of a recently published third-party analysis by
Crimson Consulting Group demonstrate that the TCO of IBM software and
hardware is 2.4 times higher than the comparable BEA and Sun solution,
which translated into $32.1 million in savings for a customer
relationship management (CRM) deployment.
"Sun and BEA are the basis for the scalable, reliable JavaTM 2
Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM) enterprise infrastructure we
are basing our business on for the next 10 years," said Kevin
Armstrong, associate vice president of the Technology Group at National
Century Financial Enterprises. "This infrastructure has enabled us to
deploy applications and portals to serve our customers, investors,
employees and partners better. Sun and BEA are a winning combination
for us by giving us a lower TCO by providing superior technology,
service and support."
Group, a marketing consulting firm located in Los Altos,
Calif., recently analyzed IBM's TCO versus the TCO of the combined BEA
and Sun solution. Crimson analyzed three different, real-world
e-business computing scenarios, all of which consistently demonstrated
that the combination of BEA WebLogic software and Sun hardware provided
a TCO advantage compared to IBM WebSphere software and IBM hardware.
One scenario modeled a CRM application run across three computing data
centers that required high performance throughput and 100 percent
availability. Crimson's analysis demonstrated that IBM's total cost of
ownership was 2.4 times higher, or $32.1 million more, than the
combination of BEA WebLogic software and Sun EnterpriseTM Server systems.
The Sun and BEA alliance helps expedite and simplify e-business
computing, as well as eliminate risk. BEA and Sun help minimize
complexity, deliver higher capacities for growth and provide the
ability to deploy applications quickly. These capabilities lead to
significantly improved data center efficiency and streamlined operating
costs via a simplified, more manageable system environment. Through
solution sets, Sun iForceSM Centers, and enterprise and professional
services, Sun and BEA resources are well-coordinated to deliver fast
"BEA is one of Sun's most strategic partners," said Patricia C. Sueltz,
executive vice president, Software Systems group of Sun.
"We collaborate extensively, across thousands of customer engagements
in the field, and continue to demonstrate a lower TCO to customers for
joint BEA and Sun solutions. This TCO analysis helps validate the point
that Sun and BEA customers can expect significantly improved data
center efficiency, streamlined operating costs and a less complex, more
manageable system environment."
Further details about Crimson's TCO analysis can be found at:
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