BEAs WebLogic Server Garners Support

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2002-01-14

BEA Systems Inc.s WebLogic application server continues to be a platform for developers and partners to rally around, with Web site traffic management and CRM solution providers announcing support for it on Monday.

Resonate Inc., of Sunnyvale, Calif., announced it has completed interoperability testing between Resonates Central Dispatch 4.0 and BEA WebLogic Server. Company officials said the combination will enhance the availability and performance of BEA WebLogic environments.

Resonate Central Dispatch is a LAN-based software traffic management product that performs intelligent load balancing tasks, the company said. It enables multiple BEA WebLogic Servers to act as a single server system. As part of its announcement, Resonate said it is providing BEA customers with a 3-node version of Resonate Central Dispatch 4.0 as a free Web download.

Karen Styres, vice president of marketing and business development at Resonate, said Resonate Central Dispatch complements the availability and scalability features that already exist in WebLogic.

"Each application servers configuration and approach is quite unique," Styres said. Yet, WebLogic is "conducive" to Resonates solution.

Resonates technology performs resource-based load balancing, taking into account the resources available on the WebLogic server, Styres said. This approach differs from hardware-based load balancers, which rely on algorithms to handle its tasks, she said.

The company said Central Dispatch can then control user traffic and direct users to the most available resources for the service being accessed, including e-business transactions.

Resonate is a member of BEAs Star Partner Programand offers a Resonate Command Module for BEA WebLogic Server, which focuses on BEA-specific metrics.

Meanwhile, also on Monday, Art Technology Group Inc. announced support for its CRM (customer relationship management) applications on the WebLogic platform.

The Cambridge, Mass., company announced the availability of its ATG Dynamo e-business applications for e-commerce, relationship management, and portals running WebLogic from BEA, of San Jose, Calif.

The announcement makes good on a promise ATG made in July to deploy its entire application suite on the leading Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application servers.

ATG officials said WebLogic is the first third-party application server supported by ATG. The application server works with ATG Dynamo version 5.6, ATG Enterprise Portal, and Enterprise Commerce Suites. The companys beta testing program included ATG customers and partners, such as Charles Schwab, KPMG Germany, and Hoffman LaRoche, ATG said.

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