Sun, GlassFish Release App Server Upgrade

Lora Bentley

GlassFish v2 has arrived, according to The latest version of the open source Java Enterprise Edition application server boasts enterprise-level capabilities like clustering and advanced administration, as well as what the story calls "record-breaking performance."

Other features, as set out in the press release, include:

  • Project Metro -- allows for interoperability between Web services hosted on Java technology and Windows environments.
  • Open ESB -- enables easy integration of Web services and existing enterprise resources.
  • Java Business Integration -- provides a standardized approach to delivering SOA using Web services.
  • NetBeans IDE Integration -- enables developers to deploy SOA applications by designing business process execution language (BPEL) workflows.

It is available for download now at the GlassFish Web site.


Sun VP Karen Tegan Padir notes:

Many enterprises today are choosing open-source alternatives over expensive, proprietary infrastructure software and the GlassFish/NetBeans release represents a compelling option, especially when paired with an open-source operating system such as OpenSolaris or Linux.

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