Sun Microsystems and content management supplier Vignette are to integrate Sun's Java System Directory Server into its Vignette V7 content management suites.
Vignette will also add support for Sun's Java Enterprise System software components, such as the Sun Java System Application Server.
The company will add a portlet library to connect Vignette V7 to Sun's Java System Portal Server at a later date.
Vignette spokesman Jim Hahn said the deal broadens an existing partner relationship the two companies have had since August 2000.
The deal will make it easier for customers of both companies to deploy Sun and Vignette applications together with fewer configuration and installation problems, while reducing the time it takes to get them running, Hahn said.
Michael Bohlig, director of global independent software vendors at Sun, said Vignette's use of Sun technologies will also cut costs and research and development time for Vignette, while incorporating existing technologies.
"What we want to do is provide a joint solution at the least cost and with the fastest time to production as possible," Bohlig said.
Vignette's support for Sun's Java Enterprise Application Server is available now. The Vignette will integrate Sun's Java System Directory Server into its next release of Vignette V7.
Todd R Weiss writes for Computerworld