Viewlocity Joins Forces with Microsoft
Viewlocity (Atlanta), a global provider of B2B integration and online trading community solutions, has entered into an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to enable the rapid deployment of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000-based solutions in heterogeneous operating environments through Viewlocity's Open Integration Server (OIS).
Under the agreement, Viewlocity's Open Integration Server for BizTalk Server 2000 will use the XML-based BizTalk Framework to provide a seamless gateway between BizTalk Server 2000-enabled applications and a variety of cross-platform transports, enterprise applications and industry-standard message formats. This solution will allow customers to rapidly connect their BizTalk Server 2000 e-business networks to the many heterogeneous operating environments of their trading partners.
"Microsoft recognizes that the Viewlocity Open Integration Server, with its multi-platform, multi-application coverage, can be very useful in extending the reach of our Windows DNA 2000-based B2B integration solutions," said Don Thompson, director of BizTalk Technology Partnerships for Microsoft. "Customers facing application integration challenges can use Viewlocity's cross-platform integration brokers and application connectors in concert with BizTalk Server 2000 to rapidly integrate with existing applications and accelerate deployment."
The Viewlocity event-based integration broker can be distributed to major Unix, AS/400 and Windows NT operating systems and offering support for rapid connectivity without the need to deploy or install software to individual trading partners. "This means that Microsoft's enterprise customers will benefit from our relationship by taking advantage of Windows DNA 2000 to rapidly connect their e-business networks with a much larger variety of platforms and operating environments," commented Greg Cronin, Viewlocity's CEO. "Additionally BizTalk Server 2000 users will be able to extend their event-based and real time connectivity to external systems, trading exchanges, ERP systems or other legacy applications where Windows DNA 2000 is not yet deployed."
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