[Lust/Greed/Envy] Sun and iPlanet Unleash Ultimate Software Development Platform

From: Adam Rifkin (Adam@KnowNow.Com)
Date: Thu Mar 01 2001 - 23:41:23 PST




SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. AND iPLANET [tm] UNLEASH ULTIMATE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM AT UNBEATABLE PRICE POINT The Promotional Sun[tm] Net Effect Development Stack Features The New 64-Bit Sun Blade[tm] 100 Workstation And Industrial-Strength Software Development Tools at More Than $10,000 In Savings

PALO ALTO, CA -- February 27, 2001 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. and iPlanet[tm] E-Commerce Solutions, a Sun-Netscape Alliance, today announced the Sun[tm] Net Effect Development Stack, a powerful bundle of hardware and software tools to enable software developers to improve productivity and reduce time to market. The stack, a limited-time offer which includes the new 64-bit Sun Blade[tm] 100 workstation and a comprehensive list of Forte [tm] development tools and iPlanet's e-commerce software including developer versions of iPlanet Application Server, iPlanet Web Server and other key infrastructure software products, is being offered for $3,495. With Sun's end-to-end binary compatibility, application programmers can develop on this low-cost solution and then deploy on massively scalable Sun servers--without change.

The Net Effect Development Stack provides a flexible, powerful environment tailored to developers of both technical and commercial applications such as those creating next-generation services for the web, enterprise-based professionals developing business applications, developers providing solutions for engineering and scientific markets, and independent software vendors.

The developer solution adds up to more than $10,000 in savings compared to when products are purchased separately. In addition to the Sun Blade 100 workstation and its robust Solaris[tm] 8 Operating Environment (see related press release issued today at www.sun.com), the stack also includes Forte [tm] for High Performance Computing (HPC) software, Forte[tm] for Java[tm] software, a wide range of iPlanet tools, and a 1-year subscription to the Sun Developer Essentials[tm] Enterprise Edition. The workstation also features the SunPCi[tm] II Coprocessor card, providing the ultimate development platform on which to develop software in both the Solaris[tm] Operating Environment and Microsoft Windows platform.

The Sun Developer Essentials Enterprise Edition software subscription included in the bundle incorporates iPlanet[tm]software solutions and makes it easy for developers to stay up-to-date with Sun's most popular Solaris and Java technologies through quarterly mailings. Because the Net Effect Development Stack is fully licensed for development and pilot use, additional licensing is required only in deployment.

"The Net Effect Development Stack speaks to the legions of developers who are building the next generation of applications and web services today and require a comprehensive set of high-performance tools and a reliable, robust operating environment on which to develop," said Fred Kohout, Director of Marketing, Technical Market Products Group at Sun Microsystems. "With this solution, they can develop and then seamlessly deploy their applications and services without change on Sun's massively scalable servers, one of the world's top platforms."

The development tools in the Net Effect Development Stack includes the iPlanet product line which is designed to accommodate a broad spectrum of operating situations encountered on the Internet. Enterprises and service providers have needs that range from basic content delivery to implementing entire e-business infrastructures that span partners, customers and geographies, thus requiring sophisticated workflow and integration capabilities. The stack also includes Forte for High Performance Computing (HPC) 6 update 1 and Forte for Java, release 2.0, Internet Edition. Forte HPC 6 update 1 is an outstanding solution for for C, C++ and Fortran 77/95 development within the Solaris Operating Environment. It supports the rapid development of graphical user interface (GUI), client-server, high-performance, and single- and multi-threaded 32-bit and 64-bit applications. Forte for Java, release 2.0, Internet Edition, is a flexible, scalable and extensible integrated development environment (IDE) based on the NetBeans[tm] Tools Platform, an open source code framework. The core IDE behind Forte for Java is a fully featured environment containing coding, editing, compiling, debugging and source code management tools, and the software's modular nature makes the core IDE extendable to include development of web-enabled applications.

Net Effect Development Stack Features and Price

The Net Effect Development Stack includes the entry-level Sun Blade 100 workstation, which features the new highly integrated 500 MHz UltraSPARC[tm] IIe microprocessor, Solaris 8, 64-bit Operating Environment, the SunPCi II Coprocessor card, 128 MB memory, 15 GB disk, Sun PGX64 onboard graphics and 48X CD-ROM.

The Net Effect Development Stack comes with a 1-year subscription to the Sun Developer Essentials Enterprise Edition Software, a package sent out quarterly to subscribers that includes software updates as well as new products and technologies. The developer solution also features a comprehensive list of tools, including:

Forte for High Performance Computing (HPC) 6 update 1 including: C++ and Fortran development tools Tuned Runtime Performance for UltraSPARC[tm] III Integrated Programming Environment Multithreaded Development Tools Software Configuration Management Tools Visual GUI Builder New Fortran 95 Interval Intrinsic Operators and Functions Mixed language linking Fortran and C++ Object Files Forte for Java, release 2.0, Internet Edition Forte for Java, Community Edition 1.0 Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition Netscape Communicator 4.76 for Solaris StarOffice[tm] 5.2 Solaris 8 Operating Environment (01/01) Solaris Management SDK 2/00 including: Solaris WBEM SKD 1.1 Solaris Web Start Wizards SDK 3.0 Solaris Management Console SDK 1.0 Solaris Appcert 2.3 Solaris Software Companion CD Sun Solutions[tm] CD (Rev. B) Sun Code Camp[tm] CD 1.1 Solaris I/O Driver Development Kit (02/01) ChorusOS[tm] 4.0.1 software iPlanet[tm] Application Server 6.0 iPlanet[tm] Application Builder 6.0 iPlanet[tm] Messaging Server 5.0 iPlanet[tm] Web Server, Enterprise Edition 4.1 iPlanet[tm] Directory Server 4.12 iPlanet[tm] Delegated Administrator 4.5 iPlanet[tm] Certificate management System 4.2 iPlanet[tm] Calendar Server 5.0 iPlanet[tm] Portal Server 3.0 Solstice Domain Manager[tm] 2.4 The Net Effect Development Stack is available through Sun Resellers, Sun Direct Sales and in the U.S. through Sun[tm] Store (go to: store.sun.com). The Net Effect Development Stack is promotionally priced at $3,495 until June 21, 2001.

About iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions, a Sun-Netscape Alliance, was established in March 1999 by America Online, Inc. (NYSE: AOL) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to power the next wave of the net economy through thought leadership, technical innovation, expert services and the creation of exceptional customer satisfaction. The iPlanet Platform is the industry's leading software environment designed to enable rapid assembly and deployment of scalable Internet services. Based on best-of-breed, open and proven technologies, the platform includes the world's #1 Messaging, Directory, Web and Application Servers. For more information, consult the iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions Web site at www.iplanet.com.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc. Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision - The Network Is The Computer[tm] -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to dot-com their businesses. With $17.6 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com.

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