Sun and FatWire to Bring Free Portal CM Licenses to Subscribers

Sep 20, 2005


Sun Microsystems, creator and advocate of Java technology, and FatWire Software, a provider of content management solutions for deploying Web sites and content-centric applications, has announced an agreement to offer unlimited use licenses of FatWire Spark Portal Content Management (pCM) to new and existing Sun Java System Portal Server customers, including Sun Java Enterprise System (Java ES) and Sun Java Application Platform Suite subscribers, at no additional charge.

Customers can download FatWire Spark pCM immediately at the Web site and access the range of functions executed from within the Java System Portal Server portlets, including: Content Creation & Management, designed to allow business users to create and manage content from within the portal interface; Content Delivery, which includes four pre-built reference portlets for content display and provides developer interfaces and documentation for building additional portlets; and Administration, designed to help administrators manage asset types and publishing processes.

Sun and FatWire plan to share technical support responsibility, with Sun taking the initial customer call. FatWire Spark pCM runs on the Solaris 10 Operating System, supporting both SPARC processor-based and x86 platforms.