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Sun Microsystems announced the Sun GlassFish Portfolio

February 2009 by Emmanuelle Lamandé

Sun Microsystems, Inc., announced the Sun(TM) GlassFish Portfolio.

Built on open source projects including: Apache Tomcat, Ruby, PHP, Liferay Portal and GlassFish, the Sun GlassFish Portfolio packages these components into a complete, pre-integrated and fully-tested open source platform. The Sun GlassFish Portfolio also offers a range of support and services options for customers, from basic patch services to 24x7 mission critical support.

The GlassFish Portfolio includes the GlassFish Application Server, along with the following new components:

- Sun GlassFish Web Stack: A complete integrated LAMP stack designed for developers wanting a light-weight Web solution. The GlassFish Web Stack includes Tomcat, Memcached, Squid and Lighttpd with support for PHP, Ruby and the Java Platform.

- Sun GlassFish Web Space Server: Based on Liferay Portal, an open source portal technology, helps companies simplify Web site development and build collaborative work spaces, including portals and social networking sites.

- Sun GlassFish ESB: A lightweight, open source ESB platform for department-scale and enterprise SOA deployments that connects existing and new applications to deliver content and services to the Web.

- Sun Enterprise Manager: For enterprise scale management and monitoring of the GlassFish Portfolio including SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) support.

Now generally available as an add-on to the GlassFish Portfolio, the Sun(TM) GlassFish Communications Server is a telecommunications-grade, open source foundation for converged multimedia applications. This solution is based on the joint development with Ericsson in the open source Project SailFin and enables service providers to create and deliver innovative services like VOIP, instant messaging, IPTV, interactive gaming and other multimedia applications for a wide range of business and consumer devices.

The Sun GlassFish Portfolio is available immediately via a flexible subscription-based pricing model starting at $999 per server (USD), making it the most cost-effective solution in the market.

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