By DE Editors
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) announced Solaris On Demand, its software as a service (SaaS) program for the independent software vendor (ISV) community that provides ISVs with the technology, hosted infrastructure, and services needed to offer their software as a service.
Solaris On Demand is targeted at ISVs with a traditional, on-premise license model who want to offer their existing application on-demand without having to use a multitenancy application architecture.
To provide the hosting services, Sun is working with several partners such as NaviSite for U.S.-based and European Union companies, AT&T’s USi for U.S.-based companies and NTT Europe Online for European Union companies.
With the Solaris On Demand program, ISVs can create offerings that meet the application availability, security, scalability, and cost requirements of their own customers.
The Solaris On Demand program caters to every step of the SaaS conversion process. To help ISVs begin the process, Sun and its hosting partners offer a 90-day proof-of-concept environment where ISVs have access to hosting, hardware, managed services and backup, with a 99.5 percent guaranteed uptime service level agreement. ISVs can choose to have Sun or one of Sun’s hosting partners manage their applications. To ensure a seamless transition, Sun also provides technical, budgetary, and marketing support.
For details, visit Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.