Sun Microsystems has announced that its GlassFish Portfolio and open-source identity management offerings – OpenSSO and OpenDS software – are now available via the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.
Sun officials said Sun’s open source software infrastructure can be deployed quickly on Amazon EC2 to help easily build and secure cloud applications and enable users to pay only for the infrastructure software services and capacity that they actually use.
This is the first step in Sun’s strategy to offer its portfolio of leading open-source software on a variety of cloud platforms, including the Sun Cloud and Amazon EC2.
With this announcement, Sun customers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators (SIs) will have access to the Sun open-source software infrastructure technologies they need to develop proof-of-concept and pilot applications in the cloud, including: Sun GlassFish Portfolio, an open-source Web platform based on Sun’s GlassFish application server; Sun OpenSSO Enterprise, the single solution for Web access management, federation and Web services security; and Sun OpenDS Standard Edition, a next generation directory service, based on LDAP and DSML standards.
Moreover, users also can leverage the OpenSolaris operating system and Sun’s MySQL database, which are already available through Amazon EC2 and will soon be available on the Sun Cloud. The availability of Sun’s open-source software infrastructure on Amazon EC2 is the first phase of a multiphased program to offer full support and indemnification for these products in the cloud, Sun officials said.
“This is a first step in a long-term plan to offer the Sun open-source software on popular cloud services, including EC2 and the Sun Cloud, said Karen Tegan Padir, vice president of MySQL and Software Infrastructure at Sun, in a statement. “Support for the Amazon EC2 environment provides another option for companies to access Sun’s popular open source software technologies and can help shorten their product development and time to market. By having access to Sun software in the cloud, companies can accelerate their projects without the overhead of staging large hardware environments.”
“We are excited to be working with Sun to extend support for Sun’s open source software to Amazon EC2,” said Terry Wise director of Business Development for Amazon Web Services. “We’re pleased that the combination of Amazon EC2 and Sun can provide additional options to our mutual customers as well as extend software solutions to ISVs and SIs.”
“We are seeing an increased demand for cloud services from our clients,” said Jim Guinn, II executive vice president, Partners Consulting, Solution Division. “We believe the Sun/Amazon relationship will allow us to rapidly develop proof of concepts for clients and pay for the hardware based on our specific needs. This, in turn, helps eliminate traditional operational dependencies that slow down projects and allows us to focus more on solving the core business needs of our clients.”
Meanwhile, Sun also announced expanded interoperability between the Sun Identity Management Suite and MySQL, the world’s most popular open-source database, allowing customers to radically reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) for deploying identity management solutions.
And the company said the new integration helps to enable companies to create more dynamic identity architectures, comprised of powerful directory services and relational databases, to improve performance and simplify management of large-scale applications. For more information visit: http://www.sun.com/identity. This announcement was made at the seventh annual MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, Calif.
Mark Herring, vice president, MySQL and Software Infrastructure marketing at Sun, said, “The combination of Sun’s open source and commercial solutions along with MySQL provides the lowest TCO of any vendor in the market – allowing customers to consolidate their infrastructure, reduce expensive licensing fees, reduce time-to-acquisition and increase time-to-value.”
Also at the MySQL conference, Sun announced that it is bringing its Open Network Systems approach to Internet infrastructures to enable customers to run Internet applications with breakaway scale, speed, simplicity and savings.
Sun officials said by combining Sun’s Open Network Systems with the Sun GlassFish Portfolio and Sun’s MySQL Enterprise Server, Sun’s Open Network Systems approach gives customers faster MySQL and GlassFish performance, a fast data-warehousing platform, scalable platforms for large-scale web build-out, and up to three times more density for storing rich media than the competition at 70 percent off the cost. And customers can try Sun’s products at no cost for 60 days via Sun’s Try and Buy program, the company said.
Sun’s new reference architecture, built using the Open Network Systems approach, helps customers more efficiently deploy and manage large-scale Web deployments for millions of users, the company said. The architecture comprises:
“Sun Blade 6000 Modular System with AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon or UltraSPARC processorsSun Blade 6000 Virtualized Multi-Fabric 10GbE Network Express Module (NEM)Sun Storage 7000 “Amber Road” familySun’s next-generation enterprise Flash productsSun’s MySQL Enterprise Server, the Sun GlassFish Portfolio, Solaris ZFS and a choice of OpenSolaris, Solaris or Linux operating systemsSun support and professional services, including a Web services assessment workshop“
For more detailed information on the Internet reference architecture, visit: http://www.sun.com/internetarchitecture