Expands On-Demand Application Offerings

Sun Microsystems today announced the addition of 14 new applications in the Application Catalog, a collection of online grid-enabled applications that are available from’s Sun Grid compute utility service on a pay-per-use basis with “Click and Run” ease. Sun also announced a new partner program, “Sun Connection,” for independent software vendors (ISVs) to create and expand lucrative on-demand service offerings to end-users at a lower risk and cost with access to new channels. Additionally, Sun has expanded’s international availability with the Netherlands being the latest of the 25 countries worldwide from where its services can be utilized.
“An expanded catalog of over 40 applications from ISVs and open source communities covering a wide range of industry segments is not only increasing the diversity of the’s portfolio of pay-per-use services but also attracting more developers and end-users to use, build and share new services,” said Mark Herring, Senior Director of Software Marketing. “ is providing developers and ISVs with both flexible IT infrastructure resources and a robust portal for creating, publishing and accessing open source-based as well as ISV applications. With a growing collection of applications, a host of new developer tools and worldwide availability, is evolving into a virtual on-demand data center that allows businesses of any size to leverage compute infrastructure without the cost of ownership and with the flexibility of scaling up or down compute resources in real time as business demands change.” Full Story


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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