SunGard&aposs CSA Java Platform Validated by Sun Microsystems

WAYNE, Pa., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ — SunGard received validation from Sun Microsystems for its Common Services Architecture (CSA) Java platform, part of SunGard's Infinity*, a software development and on-demand delivery environment that includes a broad range of reusable, composite application services and tools, available on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis (http://www.sungard.com/infinity).

Amir Halfon, chief technology officer, Global Financial Services Industry group at Sun Microsystems, said, "SunGard's CSA core architecture represents the industry-accepted, best organization for enterprise-class, Web-based distributed applications at this time. SunGard's use of design principles such as modularity, decomposition, factoring, encapsulation, abstraction, decoupling and interface-oriented design has resulted in a code that is extensible, reusable, supportable and understandable. SunGard's process is well-documented and outlines the procedures for building and testing CSA-based services in a clear and concise manner."

The Sun validation provides confirmation that SunGard's Java technology adheres to industry best practices. Since its inception, SunGard's CSA Java developers and application experts have worked in conjunction with Sun's architecture to craft SunGard's Java platform, or a sample standard implementation used to help others implement their own versions of the standard.

"The use of Sun's Java technology, as well as the Spring, Hibernate and Struts application frameworks, were chosen for their ability to optionally work atop various application infrastructure platforms, including application servers and Web servers, and their representation of good design practice," said Martin Goulet, senior vice president of SunGard's CSA Java architecture. "Sun's validation of our Java platform helps to authenticate SunGard's CSA as a dependable platform that helps reduce cost, time-to-market and business risk."

*About SunGard's Infinity

SunGard Financial Systems is pursuing a visionary initiative to transform some of the key functionality of its core systems into components to form a new software development and on-demand delivery environment called Infinity. Infinity enables financial institutions to develop and deploy custom applications, integrating SunGard components with their own proprietary or third party components. Infinity uses SunGard's Common Services Architecture (CSA), a service-oriented architecture (SOA) development framework, offering business process management (BPM) and a virtualized, software-as-a-service (SaaS) infrastructure.

About SunGard's CSA

CSA represents a new paradigm for collaborative software development within SunGard that allows SunGard product development teams around the world to share, contribute to, and leverage each other's work. The CSA is a vendor-agnostic, service-oriented architecture (SOA), based on mainstream open standards, that enables discrete components from SunGard's product portfolio to be plugged together to form configurable, composite applications.

About SunGard

With annual revenue of $5 billion, SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 50 countries, including the world's 50 largest financial services companies. Visit SunGard at www.sungard.com.

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For more information, contact:

Adriana Senior


Tel: 718-578-1130

Email: adriana.senior@sungard.com


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