Monday, April 29, 2002


ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE Application Server brings rapid development to the J2EE Platform

Santa Clara and San Francisco, Calif.,—April 29, 2002 Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Macromedia, Inc., have entered into a strategic agreement that will offer web developers more choice by enabling them to combine the rapid application development capabilities of Macromedia ColdFusion MX (see separate release) with the scalability and reliability of the Sun ONE platform. Through the combined expertise of the two companies, web developers will now be able to easily integrate their ColdFusion based applications with the Sun ONE Application Server. ColdFusion developers and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) developers can use ColdFusion MX to share Java objects - which will dramatically increase development productivity and lower costs across IT organizations.

As part of this agreement, Sun and Macromedia are collaborating on the development of ColdFusion MX for the Sun ONE Application Server, a new product that will enable customers to build and deploy ColdFusion applications on the Sun ONE Application Server. The companies will also jointly execute sales and marketing activities for the product.

"Thousands of customers rely on the standards-based Sun ONE platform to power their mission-critical applications and services," said Patricia C. Sueltz, executive vice president, Sun Software, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "The integration of ColdFusion MX with the highly scalable and reliable Sun ONE Application Server will further enable companies to rapidly create new applications and services using the J2EE platform."

"Macromedia ColdFusion MX and the Sun ONE platform are both designed to help businesses harness the power of standards-based technology," said Rob Burgess, chairman and CEO, Macromedia. "This alliance expands the reach of ColdFusion MX technology and offers customers a way to leverage their investments in the Sun ONE platform."

Additionally, developers will be able to use the new Macromedia Flash Remoting, built into ColdFusion MX, to connect applications running in the Macromedia Flash Player to server-side business logic and data. ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE allows organizations to realize the benefit of using rich Internet applications to deliver a more compelling user experience to both browsers and devices.