Sun Signs Up Versora to Push Java, Linux Systems

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The companies partner to help companies migrate from Microsoft Web servers to Linux and Java-based solutions.

Versora, an integrator specializing in providing customers with seamless transitions from Windows to Linux servers, has announced that it has joined Sun Microsystems Inc.'s iForce partner community.

While Sun may have made its peace with Microsoft Corp., Versora CEO Mike Sheffey still sees Microsoft as its No. 1 target. "Versora and Sun Microsystems have partnered to help companies migrate off of Microsoft IIS Web servers," Sheffey said.

Versora's flagship program is Versora Progression Web. This software automates the transfer of files, security, database tables, and configuration settings for an IIS Server to an Apache 1.3x or 2.0 Server on Red Hat Linux, SuSE Linux and Mac OS X.

As an iForce partner, Versora will work with Sun and its customers to provide assessment, planning, process design and implementation for Sun Java System ASP, Sun Java System Web Server and Apache, and will serve as an authorized reseller with special emphasis on Sun Java System ASP 4.0.

"Sun welcomes Versora as an iForce partner," said Bill Cate, Director of Sun's iForce Program Office, in a statement. "Versora will play an important role in their ability to help Sun customers transition to the more stable and secure Sun Java System Web Server."

Sun felt comfortable with Versora's experience in the Web server market, Sheffey said. "Sun customers will benefit from Versora's automated migration solutions off the Microsoft platform and our in-depth understanding of the implementation process."

Versora is also a Novell Inc. partner. The Santa Barbara, Calif.-based company also offers its own channel program for integrators interested in providing Windows-to-Linux server solutions.

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor of eWEEK.com's Linux & Open Source Center and Ziff Davis Channel Zone. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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