Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Administration Guide

What is the Application Server?

The Application Server provides a robust J2EE platform for the development, deployment, and management of enterprise applications. Key features include transaction management, performance, scalability, security, and integration. The Application Server supports services from Web publishing to enterprise-scale transaction processing, while enabling developers to build applications based on JavaServer Pages (JSPTM), Java servlets, and Enterprise JavaBeansTM (EJBTM) technology.

The Application Server Enterprise Edition provides advanced clustering and failover technologies. These features enable you to run scalable and highly available J2EE applications.