Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sun and Ericsson Develop GlassFish SIP Server

Sun Microsystems released a preview version of its Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server version 3 and new Sun GlassFish Communications Server.

GlassFish is one of the leading open source application servers with more than 7 million downloads over the past 3 years.

The new GlassFish Communications Server is based on Project SailFin, a GlassFish project to build a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) communications server. Project SailFin is the result of collaboration between Sun and Ericsson that will give developers access to the telecommunications technologies they need to develop next-generation instant messaging, VoIP and shared multimedia applications on the Web. The GlassFish Communications Server is scheduled to be available after the Java Community Process finalizes the JSR 289 specification, which is expected in Q3 2008.

In related news, Ericsson and Sun announced a joint competition designed to spark innovation among developers and support the creation of next-generation Internet and mobile services. The international competition targets the 7 million members of the Java technology developer community worldwide and will run for a 5-month period with winners to be announced in October 2008.

Sun also announced a new GlassFish Partner initiative designed to provide developers, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and System Integrators (SIs) with access to a large number of frameworks and applications running on the GlassFish application server.http://www.sun.comhttp://www.ericsson.com

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