Sun Microsystems has unveiled a new portfolio based on the popular Glassfish application server.
The Glassfish package reportedly includes a web stack, server and enterprise manager.
"Sun Glassfish portfolio combines technology innovation with industry-leading price and performance," Glassfish chief architect Paul Hinz told IT Examiner. "It allows Sun to incorporate the benefits of open source with the benefits of proprietary software into a complete, high-performance web platform. Sun has done the integration work to make sure the various open source components in the Glassfish Portfolio all work together, making it easier for customers to deploy a complete solution - as opposed to trying to piece one together themselves."
According to Hinz, Glassfish also "mirrors" the My SQL subscription model by enabling customers to work with Sun as a single source to support their database, application, web and integration tiers.
"On top of the open source foundation of the GlassFish Portfolio, subscribing customers gain the additional benefits of the Enterprise Manager, which provides features for improving productivity and performance," added Hinz.
Mark Herring, a Sun VP, explained that a number of corporations have turned to scalable, supported open source technologies as they are "under huge pressure to do more with less."
"With Glassfish Portfolio, Sun is providing customers with the highest-scaling, highest performance and lowest cost, open source platform. Companies developing Web applications with the Sun Glassfish Portfolio can expect to deploy quickly, see a seven-fold improvement in application price/performance at only 10 per cent of the cost – over proprietary offerings," said Herring. X