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W. Hardy & Sun Microsystems Partner on Sun Java System Portal Server


P.R. Contact: Walter W. Hardy
President, W. Hardy Interactive, Inc.
(802) 609-1000 / e-mail contact

W. Hardy Partners with Sun Microsystems on the Sun Java System Portal Server

SAN FRANCISCO, CA [January 4, 2008] – W. Hardy Interactive, Inc. today announced the establishment of a new partnership with Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW) to build and install a portal application using the powerful Sun Java System Portal Server. This software provides for deployment of eCommerce-enabled portals with features including membership management, personalization, aggregation, security, integration, search services and more. Walter Hardy, President and founder of W. Hardy Interactive, will in addition be contributing a series of articles to help developers build, install and serve custom portal applications.

W. Hardy is also building and managing an enterprise hosting environment to power the Sun Java System Portal Server that is built on Sun SPARC Enterprise servers. This system will allow for a membership base of several million users. An application based on OpenPortal, the open-source version of the Sun Java System Portal Server, is also being built.

Drawing upon several years of experience in configuring, hosting and managing the Sun Java Collaboration System (which is accessed through the NetBeans open-source integrated development environment), W. Hardy Interactive is able to apply its expertise in Sun products-including Sun Access Manager, Sun Directory Server, Solaris and the Sun Java System Web Server-to the installation and configuration of Sun Java System Portal Server.

Sun Microsystems, Inc. supplies network computing solutions, including servers, storage, software and services worldwide. Their products and services are used in a broad range of technical/scientific, business and engineering applications in industries including but not limited to telecommunications, government, financial services, manufacturing, education, retail, life sciences, media & entertainment, transportation, energy/utilities, and healthcare. They also offer component products, such as central processing unit chips and embedded boards on an original equipment manufacturer basis to other hardware manufacturers; and supplies after-market and peripheral products to their end-user installed base directly, as well as through independent distributors and value added resellers. The company has strategic alliances with AMD, Fujitsu, Google, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP, as well as with Laszlo Systems, Inc. among others. Sun Microsystems was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. Sun is also located on the Web at www.Sun.com.

W. Hardy Interactive, Inc. creates powerful and sophisticated websites and web software products, offering consultation, technology partnerships and actively managed multi-platform hosting. Founded in 1995, W. Hardy Interactive has developed an expansive and loyal client following with interactive projects completed for Fortune 500 corporations, US Government departments and small businesses alike, including Sun Microsystems, IBM, TWA, the U.S. National Park Service, sportswear giant Arena North America and the first eco-tourism resort, Maho Bay Camps. For additional information please contact W. Hardy at (802) 609-1000.

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