XML Global Technologies, a developer of XML middleware, announced that it has signed a joint marketing agreement with Sun Microsystems that will market and sell a range of XML Global's XML Web Service integration components to Sun customers. According to XML Global, the agreement establishes its branded products among the optimal integration solutions for the Sun Solaris operating environment.
Under the agreement, Sun and XML Global will jointly market product to Sun's customers, as well as work together on joint marketing initiatives that focus on broadening the customer base of both companies. By combining the resources of XML Global and Sun Microsystems, as well as having greater access to each other's latest offerings, both companies say that they will benefit from increased business opportunities. In addition, customers may enjoy a quicker evaluation process, the ability to one-stop shop and obtain improved access to leading integration solutions for their e-Business initiatives.
A first step implementation of the Joint Marketing Agreement will be XML Global's participation in the SunNetwork 2002 Conference being held in San Francisco's Moscone Center from September 18 to 20. XML Global says that its products and XML technology are well suited to the Sun operating environment and the conference will be a good opportunity for both companies to explore and initiate future working partnerships.
"This Joint Marketing Agreement will focus on exploiting the natural synergy between XML Global's integration solutions and the Sun Solaris operating environment," explained John McAughtry, President of XML Global. "We are fortunate to have a very cooperative development relationship with Sun Microsystems, having worked closely with them on specific ebXML projects. With this JMA," continued McAughtry, "we are now expanding the relationship to aggressively pursue market opportunities aimed at increasing revenues for both companies. Sun has a long and successful record at developing and implementing effective marketing initiatives and we look forward to working with an acknowledged leader in this area."