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Royalty-Free Implementation of Web Services Reliability (WS-Reliability)

Fujitsu, Hitachi and NEC Offer Sample Reliable Messaging Software for Web Services

Tokyo, Japan. March 09, 2004.

Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi, Ltd., and NEC Corporation today announced that they are making available on their respective websites sample software that implements Web Services Reliability (WS-Reliability), a messaging specification for web services designed to ensure superior reliability. URL links to the royalty-free software downloads from each company's website are listed below.

WS-Reliability has been proposed as the standard specification for open and highly reliable messaging in the provision of web services. In providing the sample software, the companies hope to accelerate the spread of a reliable data transmission environment for the web services market and enable customers to develop systems for reliable web services more quickly.

On January 9, 2003, a group of IT vendors including the three companies published a draft specification for WS-Reliability, and on April 7, 2003, the group submitted it to OASIS, the international standards-setting organization. The specification is now in the final stage of the process for becoming a standard. Today's move demonstrates that the WS-Reliability specification is close to completion and is now ready for actual implementation. The sample software was developed as part of the Business Grid Computing Project of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

WS-Reliability Sample Software Download Sites

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company, with approximately 340,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2002 (ended March 31, 2003) consolidated sales totaled 8,191.7 billion yen ($68.3 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors, including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services.

About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, high-reliability/performance computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts make Fujitsu uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the broadband Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (about US $38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. Ranked as one of the world's top patent-producing companies, NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide and had net sales of approximately $40 billion in the fiscal year ended March 2003.


Strategy and Technology Div., Software Group
Fujitsu Limited

Next Generation Middleware Center, Software Division
Hitachi, Ltd.

System Platform Software Development Division
NEC Corporation


Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See related details in "Reliable Messaging: Recent Versions of WS-Reliability and WS-ReliableMessaging." News story 2004-03-11.

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