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Sun Service Oriented Architecture Gains Momentum

New Customers, Products, Services and Training Put Sun Ahead in the Service Oriented Architecture Market

SAN FRANCISCO, JAVAONE(SM) CONFERENCE, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. , the creator and leading advocate of Java(TM) technology, is showcasing its leadership in providing open source, open standards-based service-oriented architecture products and services at the JavaOne conference today. Sun is also adding to the more than 2,000 existing SOA customers and 1.1 million Sun Java Enterprise System subscribers and highlighting recent customer wins, including Harrods, TransAmerica Life Insurance Company, the San Diego County Health Medical Society Foundation, the London Borough of Harrow and Cadbury Schweppes.

Sun is achieving significant customer gains and providing customer value with its Sun Java(TM) Composite Application Platform Suite (Java CAPS), primarily due to the flexibility of the software and a subscription pricing option that allows customers to build SOAs around both short- and long-term needs. Java CAPS is helping Sun customers increase software development productivity, leverage their existing IT investments and drive down total cost of ownership (TCO). In addition, the latest version of Java CAPS is the first product to combine the former SeeBeyond(TM) ICAN Suite with Sun's integration and communications software.

Java CAPS is a leading platform for developing service oriented architectures that improve business integration and agility. Sun is already receiving industry praise for its latest SOA endeavor. For example, Current Analysis recently published a favorable report on Java CAPS at http://www.currentanalysis.com/m/sun/files/CurrentAnalysis-CIR21579.pdf. The Butler Group recently reconfirmed that TCO savings continue to be as high as 58 percent using the integrated tools in Java CAPS: http://www.sun.com/products/soa/resources.jsp.

"Developing a responsive technology infrastructure is becoming increasingly critical to the success of our business units," said Gwen Kluber, CIO, Financial Markets Group (FMG), a division of Transamerica Life Insurance Company. "As new programs are developed at the local business unit level and considered for roll-out across the organization, we require systems that allow us to evolve quickly and effectively with a minimum of disruption for our agents. The Sun Java CAPS solution was the only platform we felt gave us the flexibility we needed with the total cost of ownership we felt we could support and Sun's commitment to partnership and to our success was clear throughout the entire selection process."

New Training and Service Offerings

A new set of service and training offerings for Java CAPS is designed to help customers get more from their existing IT investments and create new applications quickly, making their enterprises more competitive and responsive. Sun is now offering the following SOA business integration and Java CAPS services to help unlock customer value:

-- Java CAPS 5.1 Upgrade/Migration Workshop Service -- designed to accelerate the transition to Java CAPS 5.1 from ICAN 5.0.x or eBI 4.x-based systems.

-- Java CAPS Performance Tuning Workshop -- an introduction to the process of Java CAPS 5.1 performance tuning.

Registration is now open for the following Java CAPS 5.1 training classes: -- CAPS 0501 -- Foundations of Java -- CAPS 0500 -- Java CAPS Solutions

For more information, please contact Sun by sending an email to soabips_helpdesk@sun.com. Enrollment in the training sessions is on a first- come, first-served basis and seating is limited. To enroll, dial 1-800-425-0541 and select option 5. For more details on Sun's complete SOA platform and offerings, please visit http://www.sun.com/soa/. For more details on Sun's Java CAPS offering, please visit: http://www.sun.com/software/javaenterprisesystem/integration_suite/index....

For more information about announcements and press activities at the JavaOne Conference, please visit: http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/media/presskits/javaone2006.

About JavaOne, Sun's 2006 Worldwide Java Developer Conference

The JavaOne Conference is one of the leading events for Java technology developers. Established in 1996, the Conference provides Java technology enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about the latest Java technology innovations, get hands-on experience, network with their peers, and have the opportunity to engage directly with industry leaders. For more information about the JavaOne Conference, visit http://java.sun.com/javaone/sf.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer"(TM) -- guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets. Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the web at sun.com.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, SeeBeyond and "The Network is The Computer" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc., in the United States and other countries.

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