Next-generation intranet products reach New Zealand

Corporate intranet developers wondering where to go next will be interested in the news that BEA System's Tuxedo and Jolt products are now available in New Zealand.

Corporate intranet developers wondering where to go next will be interested in the news that BEA System's Tuxedo and Jolt products are now available in New Zealand.

SolNet, the New Zealand sales organisation for Sun Microsystems, has been appointed as the local distributor for BEA Systems.

BEA was established earlier this year by three former Sun executives who purchased Tuxedo, the online transaction monitor, from Novell.

Thus far, intranets have been used as a means of providing access to information but the challenge remains to use them in conjunction with large scale transaction processing.

Jolt is a set of Java client and server applications that link Java-enabled Web browsers to back-end data and applications through the middleware product, Tuxedo. Essentially it is a Java interface to Tuxedo but also comprises server software that maintains a conversation between the client and assorted transaction servers, such as those handling catalogue or banking services.

The goal is to let companies create powerful, protected transaction systems with which browsers can easily interact.

Digital, Hewlett-Packard and Sun are including Jolt in their Internet and electronic commerce products.

According to SolNet managing director Murray McNae, Sun and BEA have natural synergies. “With our depth of Unix, networking and Java experience, we will be able to offer customers a tremendous solution with Tuxedo and Jolt."

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