Basking in the Sun

An extended partnership with Sun is the next prize for NexPrise

Santa Clara, CA  June 18, 2001  The execs at NexPrise Inc. are basking in the sun today  Sun Microsystems, that is. A provider of collaborative commerce platforms and solutions for B2B exchanges, NexPrise today announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Sun Microsystems. The alliance is actually an extension of a previous partnership between the two companies to deliver services and software jointly. However, under the new agreement, NexPrise and Sun will offer collaborative e-business solutions based on the NexPrise ipTeam platform and Sun Enterprise servers.

The agreement comprises both technology development and co-marketing initiatives aimed at bringing collaborative commerce solutions to new and existing customers. NexPrise ipTeam, running on Sun Enterprise Servers, is already deployed at a number of companies including Boeing Rocketdyne, Covisint, Ford Motor Co., General Motors, and Invensys plc.

"Sun is committed to providing hosted application services with the security, high availability and scalability required in today's highly-competitive business climate," said Jeanette Kennedy, director, ASP Market Development, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Through its innovative Sun-based commerce solutions, NexPrise is helping some of the world's leading manufacturers to speed development cycles and increase visibility into their complex business processes."

"We are excited to enter this strategic alliance with Sun. It builds on our success in delivering solutions that enable manufacturers to gain a competitive advantage by collaborating with best-in-class partners and suppliers to create rapid go-to-markets products," said Ram Sriram, founder and president of NexPrise. "Sun complements NexPrise's proven solutions with the scalable Sun Enterprise Servers and secure, reliable Solaris environment required to support these critical e-business functions."