Software is delivered as integrated application runtime.

Press Release Summary:

IBM Express Runtime v2.1.1 consists of integrated IBM middleware that is delivered via one install, one license, and one point of contact for support. It includes tools that can help business partners develop and deploy business applications with Express Runtime components. Standards-based middleware include WebSphere® Application Server, IBM HTTP Server and associated plug-ins, DB2 Universal Database® Express Edition, and Informix(TM) Dynamic Server Express.

Original Press Release:

IBM Express Runtime V2.1.1 is the Preferred Deployment Option for IBM WebSphere Application Server - Express and Either DB2 UDB Express Edition or Informix Dynamic Server Express Edition

At a glance
IBM Express Runtime V2.1.1 is designed to be sold via original equipment manufacturers (OEM) or Passport Advantage® (PPA) to independent software vendors (ISVs), regional system integrators (RSIs), value added resellers (VARs), and end users. IBM Express Runtime provides the basic middleware infrastructure required to deliver Business Partner mid-market applications. Express Runtime contains market-leading, standards-based middleware products from IBM:
WebSphere® Application Server - Express satisfying the need for a robust application server
IBM HTTP Server and associated plug-ins to enable rapid setup of a secure Web environment.
DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) Express Edition satisfying relational database needs
Informix(TM) Dynamic Server Express satisfying embeddable relational database needs

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

IBM Express Runtime V2.1.1 consists of market-leading, integrated IBM middleware that is delivered via one install, one license, and one point of contact for support. Application development tools, solution assembly tools, and deployment tools can help Business Partners develop and deploy their business applications with the Express Runtime components.

Express Runtime V2.1.1 benefits include:
Rapid return on investment (ROI)
Solution Assembly Toolkit
Integrate quickly with the middleware
Significantly reduce your install checklist by preconfiguring the solution with specific customer requirements in your development lab
Install smarter in front of the customer
Priced competitively - Compared to My SQLServer, Oracle 10G, and Open Source Vendors
Lower price over buying individual middleware components - 25% discount
Ease of use
Deployment wizard that simplifies solution installation and lays down middleware quickly
Quick start samples
Flexibility - Multiple Operating Systems (Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM), Linux(TM), and i5/OS(TM) (OS/400®))
Ease of doing business
One convenient package - IBM database, Web server, and Application Server
Flexible pricing and licensing
Open infrastructure with no vendor lock-in
Easy growth path: Provide seamless scalability via Express Runtime Plus
Security-rich environment
Enterprise-level security features without the complexity
IBM Business Partners can lower their overall risk level
Technology leadership
Built on mid-market leading middleware
Built on open standards

Planned availability dates
November 10, 2005: Electronic software delivery
December 2, 2005: Media and documentation

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