Car manufacturing giant General Motors has chosen Sun’s Java Enterprise System to provide an integrated software environment for its global IT infrastructure – making it the largest company to sign up for the Java system.
The GM deal brings the total number of Java ES subscribers to nearly one million.
The world’s largest car manufacturer, with 321,000 staff in 32 countries, will use the Java Web Infrastructure Suite and Sun Java Application Platform Suite, in a move aimed at reducing IT development and maintenance costs. The company also plans to add in the Java Identity Management Suite.
GM will also deploy Sun’s Solaris 10 OS as the standard operating system for the infrastructure.
Fred Killeen, GM's information systems and services chief technology officer, said, “The decision to integrate the complete Java ES stack is largely based on the success GM has enjoyed with Sun Java ES software components. It supports our objective of increasing the value of our development investment while reducing operating costs.
“By expanding our infrastructure to the full Java ES stack, we will simplify integration between systems throughout our network while improving the user experience.”