"The application server vendors are encouraging customers to purchase higher-end technology that they just don't need," said David Smith, Gartner vice president and research director. "It's like buying gourmet food to feed kids at summer camp. It's just not necessary."
Based on the data gathered, Gartner recommends businesses bear in mind the following to keep costs down when purchasing and implementing application server technology:
Gartner estimates that by 2003 at least 70 percent of new applications will be deployed using high-end application servers, and 60 percent of all new J2EE application code will remain JSP- or servlet-only.
Amy Newman writes for ServerWatch, an internet.com site where this story first appeared.
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