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Sun™ ONE Messaging Server: Practices and Techniques for Enterprise Customers by Dave Pickens

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Sun's Messaging Strategy

Sun Microsystems, Inc. was founded on the philosophy of open systems, open standards. The mantra at Sun is “agree on standards and compete on implementation.” This philosophy is no different whether it is the Solaris OE or the Sun ONE Messaging Server product. In fact, the “ONE” in Sun ONE stands for Open Network Environment, in respect of open standards.

Open Standards

One of the nice things about messaging is that it is a mature area in the Internet space and has been around for more than 25 years. Thus, there are many mature, open protocols for messaging, unlike some of the other Internet protocols such as instant messaging (IM) or calendaring which still do not offer truly ubiquitous protocols although some are emerging ...

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