Sun and Siebel strengthen ties

Siebel Systems and Sun Microsystems are forging a software development partnership to boost the performance of Siebel CRM...

Siebel Systems and Sun Microsystems are forging a software development partnership to boost the performance of Siebel CRM applications running on Sun's Solaris operating system and Sun ONE middleware stack. 

The multi-faceted agreement includes optimising performance of Siebel applications running on Sun ONE Cluster 3.0 High Availability Agent software, to increase application availability.

Sun ONE Portal software will also be integrated with Siebel's Employee Relationship Management software as part of the agreement.

"We are making sure that everything is working together," said Dave Peranich, vice-president and general manager of worldwide alliances at Siebel. 

Siebel is also integrating its Universal Application Network software, for linking disparate data structures such as those from Siebel and SAP, with Sun ONE Identity Server to simplify access and logon and provide an added layer of security, Peranich said. 

Siebel and Sun also will work on co-development and validation of the Sun ONE web, directory and messaging servers to enhance the functioning of these products with Siebel applications.

Paul Krill writes for InfoWorld


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