Sun's Free software - a never before opportunity
By Shreedhar Ganapathy on Dec 01, 2005
Yesterday's announcement to provide free production ready software stack from Sun provides a never-before opportunity for Businesses of All Sizes - Large, Small and Medium.
The combination of free and open source software stack based on open standards comprises highly tested and highly performant middleware infrastructures that would, from another vendor, cost a whole lot of cash. All of Sun's software goes through intensive quality processes and performance tuning aimed to make these ready to roll for applications at big companies. Particularly for Small and Medium Businesses, this would present a never before opportunity to Build and Deploy sophisticated web infrastructures for their own business needs with the freedom to choose from a wide range of middleware components at no cost.
Needless to say, ISVs, System Integrators and Channel partners now have a range of the best infrastructure components along with highly quality development tools such as NetBeans at their disposal to drive wider adoption of their specialized applications built on top of these production quality free software suites. And running on top of the world's best Solaris OS, this is probably the greatest paradigm shifting market opportunity to present itself.
This is not a temporary promotion from Sun but a conscious strategy to eliminate entry barriers, enabling everyone to take advantage of our offerings to suit their web infrastructure needs.
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