Sun launches iForce ISV partner lab with Ingram Micro

DQW Bureau
07 Oct 2004

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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