Sun Microsystems And Campus Pipeline Rollout Sun One Alliance – First For Higher Education

October 30, 2001

Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Campus Pipeline, Inc., a leader in Web-integration enterprise software and services for higher education, today announce an alliance that demonstrates the most comprehensive rollout of the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun™ ONE) strategy in higher education. Sun ONE promotes standards-based software architecture, vision, products and expertise to provide data and applications to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Sun and Campus Pipeline have aligned product development roadmaps and are developing technologies and applications that will enable schools and universities to unite multiple disparate technologies and deliver services on demand for their campuses.

Based upon this mutual vision to solve technology challenges in higher education using open standards, Sun and Campus Pipeline plan to:

  • Jointly provide the technologies and services to unify disparate campus environments through the Campus Pipeline™ Web Platform and the Campus Pipeline Luminis™ product family;

  • Bring the Sun ONE architecture to higher education as the framework for unifying the digital campus;

  • Apply the iPlanet™ suite of products in higher education as the communication technology for Campus Pipeline’s Web integration products; and

  • Work together to support selected open-source efforts in higher education, including the Java in Administration Special Interest Group (JA-SIG) and Internet2.

“Dedication to open standards has allowed our one-stop service vision to evolve into a no-stop, service-on-demand digital campus for Pepperdine constituents,” notes John Lawson, chief information officer of Pepperdine University. “Higher education benefits when industry leaders, such as Sun and Campus Pipeline, recognize our complex integration needs and give us flexibility in choosing the technologies that work best for our unique environments.”

Sun ONE incorporates Sun’s award-winning software product portfolio, all based on open standards, making it possible to maximize existing technology assets and eliminate the traditional practice of “ripping out and replacing” existing environments. Campus Pipeline’s integration technology comparably extends the life and functionality of legacy systems on campus, connecting academics, administration, and community life into a central network of people, information, and services.

Kim Jones, vice president of Global Education and Research for Sun Microsystems, explained, “The roll out of Sun ONE in higher education supports our vision of providing a scalable and robust foundation for traditional software applications while laying the groundwork for future service methods such as Web services in education. Campus Pipeline and Sun are already providing the benefits of open standards-based digital campuses to 100 institutions of higher education. Over the next several years, we look forward to deepening our relationship with Campus Pipeline and bringing those benefits to hundreds of additional schools.”

“The significance of this announcement for higher education is unprecedented,” said Tom Lewis, chairman and CEO, Campus Pipeline. “Campus Pipeline recognized early on that schools required open technologies that would assist them in harnessing the disparate systems and applications that reside on their campuses. Those technologies opened the door for this alliance with Sun and have propelled our development efforts.”

The iPlanet messaging, calendar, LDAP directory, and Web servers are currently available in the Campus Pipeline Web Platform 3.0.1. The recently announced Campus Pipeline™ Luminis™ product family incorporates the same servers, then extends the offering of iPlanet products by incorporating application and integration servers and unified user management applications into its technology base. The Luminis™ Integration Suite, a part of the Luminis family, provides a full-featured EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) server through the inclusion of the iPlanet Integration Server, EAI Edition 3.0.

Based on open standards, Campus Pipeline products integrate with a school’s choice of information systems and other applications including CARS, CMDS, Datatel, Jenzabar, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Poise, SCT, Blackboard, e-College, Prometheus, WebCT, and homegrown applications.

About Sun in Education

Sun is a leading provider of open network computing solutions to colleges and universities around the world, powering academic, research and high performance computing systems, campus administration, digital libraries and student instruction systems. In addition, Sun is committed to connecting the world’s students to the Internet, beginning with primary and secondary schools and extending to all levels of higher education. For more information about Sun in Education, please visit

About Sun Microsystems

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision – The Network Is The Computer – has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to take their businesses to the nth. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at

About Campus Pipeline, Inc.

Campus Pipeline, Inc., an Upside Hot 100 Internet Infrastructure award winner, delivers enterprise software and services to unify the digital campus. Through the Campus Pipeline Web Platform and the Campus Pipeline Luminis product family, more than 100 colleges and universities worldwide have created comprehensive online environments for unifying administrative services, campus news, distance learning and other services within their higher education communities. Campus Pipeline product development, integration, and strategic partners include Dell, Documentum, iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions, JA-SIG, SCT, Sun Microsystems, Talis Information Limited, TIAA-CREF, and WebCT. Investors include American Express, Dell Computer Corp, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Inktomi, Lynx Technology, Meritech Capital Partners, and Oak Investment Partners back the Salt Lake City-based company. For more information, visit or call 888.682.PIPE.

Campus Pipeline, Luminis and the Campus Pipeline logo are trademarks of Campus Pipeline, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, iPlanet, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered, marks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.


Doron Aronson

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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Sara Bettencourt

Alexander Ogilvy

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Laura Kvinge

Campus Pipeline

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Stephanie Miller


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