Suns New Tool Suites

By Peter Galli  |  Posted 2005-04-21 Print this article Print

Earlier this year Sun announced five new market-driven suites designed to provide high-impact customer solutions that are easier to buy and implement for identity management, application platform services, system availability and communications. The new Sun Java System Suites allow customers to quickly and easily deploy the optimal set of Java Enterprise System technologies at $50 per employee per year. Each suite includes Suns full portfolio of development tools to enable customers to easily adapt systems and applications.
The Sun Java Application Platform Suite provides an integrated set of the tools and services to design, develop, deploy and manage the delivery of next-generation SOA (service-oriented architecture.)
The Sun Java Availability Suite facilitates higher service levels at lower cost and enables service-level management of mission-critical applications. The Sun Java Communications Suite links information and people throughout the organization regardless of location or device. The Sun Java Identity Management Suite provides the core functions and services required to securely use, share and manage identity information, while the Sun Java Web Infrastructure Suite provides security and access control to existing Web application infrastructures, or can be used as a secure Web application deployment platform. Click here to read more about Suns Java Enterprise System 3 and the five new suites based on it. John Loiacono, executive vice president of Suns software group, said that "by tearing down the traditional barriers of software infrastructure cost and complexity, Sun Java Enterprise System is aligning business needs with an integrated set of enterprise network services. When combined with our Solaris 10 operating system, the two platforms deliver a compelling, integrated solution." Some enterprise customers agree. Broadband-data and Internet-services provider Telecom Ottawa, of Markham, Ontario, selected JES running on Solaris to help it roll out cost-effective, mission-critical services to its business customers. Telecom Ottawa has a large Ethernet network and it chose JES to help standardize the software required to run its numerous business applications. "Telecom Ottawa is taking the lead in Ontarios telecom sector by using technology solutions that allow us to provide the best tools our customers need to conduct business," said chief operating officer Dave Dobbin. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.

Peter Galli has been a financial/technology reporter for 12 years at leading publications in South Africa, the UK and the US. He has been Investment Editor of South Africa's Business Day Newspaper, the sister publication of the Financial Times of London.

He was also Group Financial Communications Manager for First National Bank, the second largest banking group in South Africa before moving on to become Executive News Editor of Business Report, the largest daily financial newspaper in South Africa, owned by the global Independent Newspapers group.

He was responsible for a national reporting team of 20 based in four bureaus. He also edited and contributed to its weekly technology page, and launched a financial and technology radio service supplying daily news bulletins to the national broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation, which were then distributed to some 50 radio stations across the country.

He was then transferred to San Francisco as Business Report's U.S. Correspondent to cover Silicon Valley, trade and finance between the US, Europe and emerging markets like South Africa. After serving that role for more than two years, he joined eWeek as a Senior Editor, covering software platforms in August 2000.

He has comprehensively covered Microsoft and its Windows and .Net platforms, as well as the many legal challenges it has faced. He has also focused on Sun Microsystems and its Solaris operating environment, Java and Unix offerings. He covers developments in the open source community, particularly around the Linux kernel and the effects it will have on the enterprise.

He has written extensively about new products for the Linux and Unix platforms, the development of open standards and critically looked at the potential Linux has to offer an alternative operating system and platform to Windows, .Net and Unix-based solutions like Solaris.

His interviews with senior industry executives include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Linus Torvalds, the original developer of the Linux operating system, Sun CEO Scot McNealy, and Bill Zeitler, a senior vice president at IBM.

For numerous examples of his writing you can search under his name at the eWEEK Website at


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