Open Net Environment

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What Does Open Net Environment Mean?

The Open Net Environment (ONE) is a group of products from Sun Microsystems developed for enabling an enterprise to market and to build Web services. ONE is designed for internal use as well as for Sun’s customers. ONE makes applications and data available to a Web browser similar to Microsoft’s .NET and IBM’s WebSphere.


Techopedia Explains Open Net Environment

Included in the Sun ONE architecture are the following:

  • Java 2 Enterprise (J2EE) platform
  • Solaris OS
  • Sun’s Forte programming tools
  • The iPlanet service group

These applications and tools enable large business and service providers to implement their own Web-based services for customers and employees.

Offerings to Sun’s customers include Sun ONE Webtop technology developer release 1.0 and Planet server software products such as iPlanet Directory, Web, Application, Portal, and commerce and communications servers.


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