Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 Administration Guide

What is the Application Server?

The Application Server is a platform that supports services from Web publishing to enterprise-scale transaction processing, while enabling developers s to build applications based on JavaServer Pages (JSP), Java servlets, and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) technology.

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The Application Server Enterprise Edition provides advanced clustering and failover technologies. The Application Server infrastructure supports the deployment of many types of distributed applications and is an ideal foundation for building applications based on Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). SOA is a design methodology aimed at maximizing the reuse of application services. These features enable you to run scalable and highly available J2EE applications.