Development Tools Agreement Marks Key Milestone in Sun’s Wall Street Strategy
Rogue Wave Software, a division of Quovadx, Inc. (Nasdaq: QVDX) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), today announced an alliance designed to help developers easily migrate legacy applications to Sun’s Solaris 10 Operating System (OS). Rogue Wave Software will certify its entire suite of high-performance development tools to the Solaris 10 OS, for both SPARC(R) and AMD Opteron processor-based systems. These certified tools will allow organizations, particularly in the financial services, telecommunications and government sectors, to both migrate their existing Windows applications and to develop new applications that will take advantage of the performance and reliability of Solaris 10.
“Sun is working aggresively to secure a competitive market advantage with Solaris 10. With its support of multiple platforms, superior performance, and competitive pricing model, we believe this new version of Solaris will quickly make a mark as a key operating system for our customers, particularly on Wall Street,” said Thomas Gaunt, vice president of worldwide sales and strategic alliances, Rogue Wave Software. “Many of the applications being migrated today by financial services companies were developed using the Rogue Wave® SourcePro® C++ Suite. With some financial services companies having upwards of 200 million lines of code, it’s imperative that their developers have the tools they need to speed the migration process.”
Through the agreement, Rogue Wave Software will port and certify its enterprise C++ development toolkits including SourcePro® Core, SourcePro® Net, SourcePro® DB, SourcePro® Analysis and Rogue Wave® LEIF on the Solaris 10 OS, both 32 and 64-bit. The agreement includes support, ongoing certification, quality assurance and regression testing.
“Financial Services customers are telling us they need Rogue Wave Software on Solaris 10 for the x86 platform,” said Stuart Wells, senior vice president for Sun’s Financial Services Industry practice. “Rogue Wave’s products play a critical role in the middleware infrastructure segment, and our alliance with them is a key milestone in our strategy to provide Wall Street customers with the tools they need to make this transition as smooth as possible.”
For more information on the Sun and Rogue Wave offering, http://www.roguewave.com/corp/press/articles/Sun_solutions_brief_final.pdf.
About Rogue Wave Software
Rogue Wave Software, a division of Quovadx, Inc. (Nasdaq: QVDX), provides reusable software components and services that facilitate high-performance application development. Today, more than 300,000 developers at some of the world’s leading companies have used Rogue Wave® products to develop enterprise-level applications. Rogue Wave Software operates throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.roguewave.com.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision — “The Network Is The Computer” — has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com
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