GemStone/J 4.0, the latest version of GemStone Systems Inc.’s J2EE-based application server platform, is intended to create more cost-effective operations for e-business. It is designed on an Extreme Clustering framework that utilizes J2EE technology to improve performance of B2B applications, supports multilevel virtual machines (VMs) per server, and is enabled for Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA). VMs can be activated or deactivated depending on user activity, without any server downtime. Gemstone/J 4.0 allows common deployment of Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), CORBA, and Extensible Markup Language (XML) descriptors. This enables developers to add components while the site is running as well as decrease the time necessary to create deployment processes. PKI security and Java-based messaging are also included in the package. GemStone/J 4.0 is available immediately. Pricing begins at US$4,995 per CPU. GemStone Systems Inc. in Beaverton, Ore. is at

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