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Sun and BEA Work Together on BEA Weblogic Enterprise Platform 8.1
Integratable, Reliable, Scalable and Secure
August 4, 2003,
Volume 66, Issue 1

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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