Sun Microsystems, the creator of Java technology, has announced a suite of infrastructure software within the Sun Java Enterprise System to help enterprises address business integration and Web 2.0 development projects.
The Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite (Java Caps) delivers a range of business software, which the company is confident will streamline IT services, leveraging existing legacy assets without the need for extensive coding.
Following its August 2005 acquisition of SeeBeyond, Sun has combined SeeBeyond's business integration software with the Sun Java Enterprise System to create a service oriented architecture (SOA) platform. Such a combination, Sun believes, gives customers the complete toolset and run-time environment to transform and automate core business processes, such as purchasing, quote to order, inventory restocking, pricing approvals, travel authorisation and other typical business-related tasks.
In a bid to help further drive greater IT cost savings and productivity and realise the full potential of SOA, Sun is also introducing new professional services offerings.
Sun Java Caps comprises four suites, including the new Sun Java B2B Suite and Sun Java ESB Suite as well as the existing Sun Java Application Platform Suite and Sun Java Web Infrastructure Suite. Each suite is available individually for a subscription price of £36 per employee per year. When purchased together, Java Caps is discounted to £99 for all four suites.