The new suites being sold at the lower $50-per-year, per-employee price include:
- Sun Java Application Platform Suite, a set of integrated tools for designing, developing, and deploying applications under a services-oriented architecture. It includes Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition and the Sun Java Studio Enterprise development tools. The tools range from Java starter tools, gained through Sun's acquisition of NetBeans, up through an integrated development environment, acquired when it bought Forté Software. Also included in the suite are Sun Java System Web Server, Sun Java System Portal Server, Portal SRA, and Portal Mobile Access.
- Sun Communications Suite, a set of tools and services
clustered around Sun Java System Messaging Server, an implementation of the Java Community Process standard Java Messaging Services. It includes the development tools in the application platform suite, Sun Java System Calendar Server, and Sun Java System Instant Messaging, which are synchronized with Microsoft Outlook thanks to the recent
- Sun Availability Suite, a set of software aimed at improving service levels and management of critical applications. It includes Sun's development tools, Sun Cluster load-balancing and failover software for multiple Sun servers, and Sun Agents software for monitoring application performance.
- Sun Identity Management Suite, designed to identify users and assign privilege levels to many users of a system. It includes Sun Java System Identity Manager, Sun Java System Access Manager, Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition, and development tools.
- Sun Java Web Infrastructure Suite, a set of software
optimized for Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Opteron processor to provide security to existing Web applications. It includes Sun Java System Web Server, Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition, Sun Java System Access Manager, Sun Java System Web Proxy Server, Sun Java System Application Server Standard Edition, plus development
At the same time it unveiled its new software strategy, Sun revealed plans to provide grid-computing services for $1 per CPU-hour and data storage for $1 per gigabyte, per month. To support the initiative, Sun is opening data centers in Texas, Virginia, New Jersey, Canada, and Scotland.
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