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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject SUNFLASH! (Sun To Add Web Server Software To Solaris) (fwd)
Date Fri, 13 Dec 1996 09:51:41 GMT

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>From press@relations.Corp Thu Dec 12 11:03:33 1996
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 15:22:52 -0800
From: press@relations.Corp (press@relations)
To: allsun@Sun.COM
Subject: SUNFLASH! (Sun To Add Web Server Software To Solaris)

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What is it:
Sun is announcing Sun WebServer. Available for free download
in the first half of 1997, Sun WebServer software will be integrated
into future releases of the Solaris operating environment.

Who cares:
Corporations, goverment and educational institutions,
as well as ISP's.

So what:
Sun WebServer makes it easy to migrate corporate Web sites
from publishing static information to conducting interactive
business transactions. 

				SunSoft, Inc. 
				Cathy Barbagallo(415) 786-4607

				GCI San Francisco
				Sima Boyce(415) 974-6200


   Sun WebServer To Support All Web-based Applications - 
  From Web Publishing To Interactive Business Transactions 

	INTERNET WORLD, NEW YORK - December 11, 1996 - Sun 
Microsystems, Inc.  today unveiled plans to enter the Web server 
software market.  Sun(TM) WebServer(TM) software will make it 
easy to migrate corporate Web sites from publishing static 
information to conducting interactive business transactions. 
Available for free download in the first half of 1997, Sun 
WebServer software will be integrated into future releases of 
the Solaris(TM) operating environment. The server software will 
introduce features and enhancements in a phased approach throughout 
1997.  Sun WebServer software will be fast, easy-to-use, highly 
reliable and available, and will provide tools for developing and 
deploying Web-based applications.

	The first release of Sun WebServer is designed for 
corporations, government and educational institutions, as well as 
Internet Service Providers (ISP) whose Internet and intranet servers 
must be high performance and highly available and able to handle 
large numbers of simultaneous users and transactions. Subsequent 
releases will add support for customers who want to conduct complex 
transactions and integrate legacy client/server applications with 
their Web servers. 

	"We're making it incredibly easy for the bulk of the Web 
server market to move to Sun, the leader in Internet computing," 
said Janpieter Scheerder, president of SunSoft. "With the new Sun 
WebServer, users will get a major bump up in performance, and will 
have the necessary platform in place when we release our integrated 
environment that dramatically reduces the cost of developing and managing 
Internet and intranet applications." Early benchmarks show that Sun 
WebServer is the fastest Web server software currently available for 
Solaris. Sun is committed to maintaining the Sun WebServer performance 
lead over other Web server offerings for Solaris. 

	"1997 will be the year when many companies transition from 
using their Web sites for publishing information to actually conducting 
business," said Brian Croll, director of Solaris server product marketing. 
"To make that transition, corporations need to know that they can build 
on their current investments in Web technology to tackle more complex 
business problems, and that there's a development platform for creating 
their next-generation applications."

Sun WebServer Details

	Sun WebServer will include graphical tools that make it 
easy to install and manage, and a one-step routine for automatically 
converting existing Web server extensions to work with Sun WebServer.  
Sun WebServer software builds on Sun's experience in providing highly 
reliable and available server software, and includes advanced features 
based on Solstice(TM) HA software, to deliver high system availability 
for Web applications.  In addition, Sun WebServer will include the 
Java(TM) servlet APIs, a powerful new alternative to the Common 
Gateway Interface (CGI) for processing database and other interactive 
transactions. Java servlets, the server equivalent to Java applets, 
reduce development and maintenance costs of advanced Internet and 
intranet applications.  Sun will also offer full service and support 
options for Sun WebServer including technical support, productivity 
tools and product enhancements. Also available for building servlet 
technology into non-Java servers is the Java Server Toolkit from 

Pricing and Availability 

The first release of Sun WebServer will be available in the first 
half of 1997 for downloading, free of charge, from Sun's Web site at 
http//  Sun WebServer will also be integrated into future 
versions of Solaris. For more information contact 1-800-SUNSOFT.

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision, "The Network Is The 
Computer(TM)," has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., (NASDAQ "SUNW"), 
to its position as a leading provider of hardware, software and services 
for establishing enterprise-wide intranets and expanding the power 
of the Internet. With more than $7 billion in annual revenues, Sun 
can be found in more than 150 countries and on the World Wide Web at

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Sun, the Sun logo, Sun Microsystems, SunSoft, JavaSoft, Java Server 
Toolkit, Java, The Network Is The Computer, Solstice, Solaris, and 
SunWebServer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun 
Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. 

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