Sun launches iForce ISV partner lab with Ingram Micro

DQW Bureau
07 Oct 2004
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Sun Microsystems has announced the launch of the second iForce ISV partner

lab in India. The lab will enable Indian ISVs (inde-pendent software vendor) to

work on open standards-based techno-logies, test and qualify their application

solutions besides co-brand and co-market them with Sun.

This lab will also help Indian ISVs to perform a battery of tests before they

actually invest in Sun Technologies, hence eliminating costly guesswork. This

new ISV Partner Lab will be hosted at Sun Micro-systems iForce partner Ingram

Micro's facility in New Delhi. According to the company, the lab will attract

increased infrastructure and resources in future with the aim of enhancing the

capacity to support 50+ ISVs every year.

Sun Microsystems iForce ISV partner lab will primarily focus on BFSI,

telecom, manufa-cturing, energy and healthcare industry verticals. It will add-ress

the following solutions do-mains-security, low cost ERP/CRM/ Financial

Accounting, low cost database storage/ archival/ backup and many other

horizontal solutions that apply to industries in India and globally.


This effort is a part of a program dedicated to giving Indian ISVs the

assistance to test and fine tune their applications on Sun platforms for

critical parameters like performance, scalability and reliability before they

deploy the same in the market local ISVs from all industry verticals will be

invited to participate in the lab encouraging them to develop applications based

on open standards and in a scalable, secure environment. Once these applications

are qualified on Sun's platforms and techno-logies, these ISVs can then

further strengthen their part-nerships with Sun and Ingram Micro by go-to-market

activi-ties specially designed to create demand for these offerings. These

offer-ings could also be bundled with other ISVs that have complimentary


Sun Microsystems launched its first ISV lab at Sun Micro-systems facility in

Bangalore about a year back with an investment of Rs two crore.

The lab has been actively used by country's leading ISVs such as Infosys,

Subex Sys-tems, Jataayu Software, Medi-com Solutions and few more in key

industry verticals like banking, telecom and healthcare.

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