Data General Announces Full Support For The
Next Release Of The Java Development Kit
JDK Software Ideal for Development and Deployment of Mission-Critical
Applications in the AVFlex Mixed Operating System Environment
Westboro, Mass., December 8, 1998 Data General Corporation today
announced full support for the next release of Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s Java Development Kit (JDK version
1.2). This release of the JDK provides a rich feature set of new class libraries and
tools, making it easier for users of Data General's AViiON
servers running the DG/UX operating system to create and deploy distributed,
enterprise-class applications. This will include the new AVFlex environment, a set of
services and products that provide customers with the ability to partition the high-end
AViiON AV 25000 NUMA server into
multiple DG/UX and Windows NT systems.
``The next release of the JDK provides a true platform-independent architecture for
development and deployment of enterprise solutions," said Linda Mentzer, vice
president of AViiON Marketing at Data General. ``For Data General, JDK 1.2 facilitates
application capture for DG/UX and allows us to deliver a key interoperability component to
our AVFlex customers running DG/UX and Windows NT applications in a partitioned
``We are delighted to see Data General underscore its commitment to the Java platform
and to the advancement of Java technology," said Jon Kannegaard, vice president and
general manager of the Java platform at Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s Java Software. ``Data
General recognizes the value of the Java platform in meeting the needs of enterprises
running mixed UNIX and Windows NT computing environments."
Java Technology in the AVFlex Environment
Java technology is a key interoperability component for the AVFlex environment when users
choose to partition their AV 25000 servers into multiple DG/UX and Windows NT
systems. JDK 1.2 will allow AVFlex users to develop applications once and deploy on
both operating systems. In addition, with AVFlex, users can take advantage of the modular
growth of the AV 25000 server, integrated systems management, and consulting and
implementation services for deployment.
The AV 25000 itself is available as an entry-level quad-processor, ``NUMA-ready"
system that can grow to a 64-processor, high-end enterprise server with mainframe levels
of scalability in processors, memory, and I/O.
The AV 25000 offers industry-leading investment protection by allowing new Pentium II
Xeon processor-based hardware to be combined with installed AV 20000 Pentium Pro
processor-based system components in a single system running a single copy of the
operating system. The AV 25000 is available with full-Fibre CLARiiON disk array storage.
About Data General
Data General (NYSE:DGN), based in Westboro,
Massachusetts, is a major supplier of storage and enterprise computing solutions for
customers worldwide. The company's products include CLARiiON Fibre Channel storage
systems, high-end Windows NT and UNIX AViiON servers, and related software and services.
The company reported fiscal 1998 revenues of $1.5 billion. Additional information on the
company, its products, and services is available on the Internet at http://www.dg.com .