Sun releases next version of Java Application Server

Sun Microsystems announces the immediate availability of GlassFish V2, the next major version of the open source Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5 Application Server and its commercially-supported counterpart, the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1.

According to the press release from Sun:

Building on the success of GlassFish V1, this release adds enterprise features such as clustering, advanced administration and record-breaking performance. In addition, the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 offers new industry leading cost-efficient annual subscriptions for customers that need production quality support.

Some of the features include:

  • Best-in-class performance: GlassFish V2 is the fastest open source Java EE 5 Application Server available today
  • Clustering: Enables grouping for servers for scalability and in-memory data replication for fail-over protection and high availability
  • Centralized administration: Manage application server clusters and deployments from a centralized console
  • Project Metro: Allows for interoperability between Java Web services and Windows environments
  • Open ESB: Enables easy integration of Web services. JBI also 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

You can download GlassFish V2 at: and Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 at

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