Sun and BEA Systems will distribute an evaluation version of BEA
WebLogic Server 7.0 with the SolarisTM 9 Operating Environment
(Solaris OE) System Administrator's Kit. BEA will offer a six-month
trial license with each WebLogic Server 7.0 distributed via the Solaris
9 OE System Administrator's Kit to maximize customer choice for
JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM) application servers
for enterprise and Web Services.
Solaris 9 OE is a key component of the SunTM Open Net Environment
(Sun ONE), an open, integratable product portfolio designed to enable
the development and delivery of JavaTM technology Web Services. The
initiative demonstrates BEA and the J2EE platform technology alignment
as well as commitment to customer choice and success. Advantages for
customers include speed of deployment, solution flexibility,
interoperability, profitability and 24x7 operations.
"This initiative strengthens our relationship and underscores our
commitment to customers to increase choice and reduce cost and time to
deployment," said Stuart Wells, senior vice president, Sun, Market
Development Organization. "By delivering a six-month trial version of
BEA WebLogic Server 7.0 with every Solaris 9 OE kit, along with the
pre-loaded, fully integrated SunTM ONE Application Server 7, Platform
Edition, customers can realize the immediate benefit of choice and the
open, integratable approach to enterprise and net-based computing."
(The Sun ONE Application Server was formerly the iPlanetTM
BEA WebLogic Server 7.0 supports the J2EE platform 1.3 and provides
customers with the standards-based services necessary to build
scalable, loosely coupled, and reliable J2EE platform applications and
Web Services. New Web Services features of the BEA WebLogic Server 7.0
include integration with BEA WebLogic Workshop, a Web Services
development tool based on BEA WebLogic Server 7.0. It also includes an
auto-typer utility and SOAP handlers. For additional new features, see
the BEA Web page.
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