WebGain and HP Collaborate to Bridge Java and .NET Environments
SANTA CLARA and PALO ALto, Calif., April 17, 2001 – WebGain, Inc., a provider of e-business automation software, and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) today announced a business relationship to deliver enterprise-class e-business solutions deployable on the HP Bluestone total-e-server, the application server at the heart of the HP NETaction family of products. HP NETaction provides a Bridge between the Microsoft⮠.NET platform and the Sun Microsystems Enterprise Java platform by integrating XML standards and technologies. WebGain plans to develop versions of VisualCaf㩠Enterprise Edition, WebGain Studio™ topLink™ and Application Composer™ that are optimized for the HP NETaction family.
Under the agreement, HP and WebGain will dedicate engineering, professional services, sales and marketing resources to developing solutions that advance enterprise-class strategies for e-business automation. HP will adopt WebGain Studio Professional for internal application development projects. WebGain will bundle evaluation copies of HP Bluestone total-e-server with all of its products.
"Both HP and WebGain understand the need for a platform-agnostic approach to e-business applications and automation," said Joe Menard, CEO of WebGain. "This relationship with HP allows us to extend our pervasive platform coverage and gives developers a Bridge to a greater variety of platforms."
"HP believes the next wave of business development opportunities will require a degree of flexibility that closed, non-standards-based systems cannot provide," said Bill Russell, vice president, HP Software Solutions Organization. " today, HP is meeting that requirement with an open standards, multi-OS solution to software that enhances the approach taken by WebGain and its WebGain Studio suite of application development products."
Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances, useful e?services and solutions for an InterNET infrastructure that’s always on.
HP had total revenue from continuing operations of $48.8 billion in its 2000 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.HP.com.
WebGain, Inc., automates the creation, integration, and continuous improvement of enterprise-class e-business applications across a variety of application servers. WebGain Studio Professional, the company's flagship product, reduces time to market for e-business applications and improves application completeness and quality. Privately held, WebGain, Inc., is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and is on the Web at www.WebGain.com.
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