In recent days, Hewlett Packard has announced agreements for strategic alliances, technology licensing, and/or joint product development of middleware products with TIBCO Software, IONA Technologies, and webMethods. Industry rumors indicate that HP is trying to acquire an EAI vendor to complete its push towards a complete application server product. Who will it be?
the incorporation of IONA's Orbix 2000 within HP Bluestone Total-e-Server, the application server of the HP Netaction family of products to provide customers with an industry standard Object Request Broker (ORB) rather than a proprietary ORB. According to P. Kevin Kilroy, vice president and general manager, HP Middleware Division, Our goal is to provide our customers with a flexible, reliable, scalable and secure e-services infrastructure. IONA's Orbix 2000 offers enhanced interoperability support,