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Compaq Global Services, IONA Grow Partnership

In a move that extends their alliance, Compaq Global Services , IONA, , the e-Business Platform Provider for Web services integration, today announced they will provide next-generation Web services and J2EE-based e-business collaboration and integration to give customers greater flexibility in building, running and managing their technology infrastructure.

"This agreement gives customers the freedom from having to choose a single technology platform to support their IT needs," says Rick Fricchione, vice president, Compaq Global Services.

"Together, Compaq and IONA will provide businesses with a standards-based integration platform that connects heterogeneous infrastructures - improving internal and cross-enterprise collaboration," he explains.

Based on the IONA Orbix E2A platform, Compaq says the new offerings will allow seamless business process automation, collaboration, and integration regardless of underlying platforms, development environments, or applications.

"End-to-Anywhere integration requires a tightly integrated platform and set of services that are adaptable to an organization's strategic requirements," says Bob Potter, executive vice president of business operations at IONA.

The alliance between Compaq and IONA's began in 1999 around the joint development of advanced enterprise computing solutions based on IONA's integration software and Compaq's Tru64 UNIX platform.

The new integration initiative will include:

  • Compaq will build a global Enterprise Integration practice dedicated to the delivery and implementation of IONA Orbix E2A.

  • Compaq will develop a new portfolio of business integration services based on the Orbix E2A Web Services Integration Platform and Orbix E2A Application Server Platform.

  • IONA will train and certify Compaq's consultants on the Orbix E2A Web Services Integration Platform.