The new version of the BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform 8.1 is now
available to customers on Sun's network computing infrastructure. The
solution is designed to be a single, simplified platform that provides
business integration through the convergence of application development
and integration. Sun and BEA have joined together to create a solution
that can be integratable, reliable, scalable and secure. The pair hopes
customers can use the solution to increase profitability, protect their
investment and quickly respond to changing business conditions.
Sun and BEA are continuing the relationship they have already forged to
offer top market solutions to customers. As part of this relationship
engineers from the two companies routinely collaborate on performance
tests to better optimize solutions. The two teams are currently working
to optimize the JavaTM Virtual Machine (JVMTM) and the SolarisTM
Operating System (Solaris OS) in conjunction with BEA WebLogic Server.
(The terms "Java virtual machine" and "JVM" mean a virtual machine for the JavaTM platform.)
"With thousands of joint customers, Sun and BEA have a long track
record of technical alignment and partnering for success," said Stuart
Wells, senior vice president, market development, Sun. "As always, Sun
supports an open, integratable environment and BEA fits right into this
with its focus on JavaTM technology and Java Web services. Our tight
relationship helps provide customers with better choice and financial
return... and that is the beauty of open standards."
As another example of their collaboration, the Java Community
ProcessSM, an industry standards organization for Java technology,
recently recognized BEA for submitting the "Most Innovative JavaTM
Specification Request (JSR) for JavaTM 2 Platform, Standard Edition
(J2SETM) and JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM)" this
year. The honor was for BEA's JSR 207, also known as Process Definition
for Java (technology). Both Sun and BEA are participating on the expert
group of JSR 207.
"The BEA and Sun alliance continues to offer a leading,
industry-standard infrastructure platform for customers to run their
mission-critical applications," said John Gray, vice president of
worldwide alliances, BEA Systems. "With the introduction of BEA
WebLogic Platform 8.1, this alliance provides customers the best of
both worlds: application infrastructure software that's easier to use
and an industrial-strength, proven platform."
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