Eighteen Join Infrastructure Standards Group
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Sun Microsystems Inc. has announced that 18 technology
companies and service providers have signed on to participate in the newly formed SunTone
Architectural Council. The group will define a series of best practices for the deployment
of highly reliable and available service provider infrastructures, making it easier for
customers to evaluate various companies’ offerings.
Currently, there are no established industry standards customers can use to qualify a
service provider, making the process difficult and time consuming. As part of the SunTone
Architectural Council, @Home Network, Bell Nexxia, Digex Inc., Exodus Communications Inc.,
Frontier GlobalCenter, Interpath Communications Inc., Lucent Technologies Inc., Open Port
Technology Inc., Oracle Corp., Premiere Technologies Inc. and Telcordia Technologies,
among others, are joining forces with Sun to articulate and promote minimum requirements
for service provider quality of service (QoS), hardware infrastructure and operational
processes. The resulting SunTone Service Delivery Architecture Specification 1.0 will be
used to identify those vendors successfully providing reliable network services.