Feeds

Sun opens JES to Windows and HP-UX

Starts selling SeeBeyond

Security for virtualized datacentres

Sun Microsystems has expanded the number of operating systems its server software stack is capable of running on while also talking up acquired SeeBeyond software.

Sun has released Java Enterprise System (JES) 4.0, which is now capable of running on Windows 2000 and Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX. Previous editions of JES only ran on Sun's Solaris and Red Hat's Linux.

JES is being sold using two basic approaches - as a complete platform and as seven suites. The platform features Sun's entire stack of collaboration, portal, application server software and directories, and is available for $140 per employee per year. The suites wrap up different server software and tools to serve specific functions and are available for $50 per employee per year.

Executive vice president of Sun's software John Loiacono said the dual approach would appeal to CIO-level executives interested in saving money by being able to purchase a complete stack and line of business managers who have purchasing power but who are only interested in specific products.

"We can go to customers and talk about the big picture. They look at it as a cost savings. When we get past the CIO, someone is just interested in [the] identity management [suite]," Loiacono told press in San Francisco, California. "We re-priced."

Loiacono claimed Sun was approaching one million subscribers for JES.

Loiacono, meanwhile, said Sun has started selling integration tools from SeeBeyond Technology following the successful closure of Sun's acquisition in September. According to Loiacono, Sun has integrated the two companies' sales teams and Sun has just signed its first deal, worth $500m in the UK's public sector. Loiacono did not provide the customer's name. SeeBeyond enjoyed a solid foothold in the UK's public sector prior to acquisition, having won a seven-year, $28m contract to create a patients' record database for the NHS earlier this year.

An updated version of SeeBeyond's Integrated Composite Application Network (ICAN) Suite, version 5.1, is due "imminently", Loiacono added, with a "more detailed" roadmap for the integration suite promised for January 2006.®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux
Multiple desktops and live tiles in restored Start button star in new vids
iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!
HTML 5's pretty neat ... when your browser supports it
Mathematica hits the Web
Wolfram embraces the cloud, promies private cloud cut of its number-cruncher
Google extends app refund window to two hours
You now have 120 minutes to finish that game instead of 15
Intel: Hey, enterprises, drop everything and DO HADOOP
Big Data analytics projected to run on more servers than any other app
Mozilla shutters Labs, tells nobody it's been dead for five months
Staffer's blog reveals all as projects languish on GitHub
SUSE Linux owner Attachmate gobbled by Micro Focus for $2.3bn
Merger will lead to mainframe and COBOL powerhouse
iOS 8 Healthkit gets a bug SO Apple KILLS it. That's real healthcare!
Not fit for purpose on day of launch, says Cupertino
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.