According to Jini.org, "Jini technology is a service
oriented architecture that defines a programming model which both exploits and
extends Java technology to enable the construction of secure, distributed
systems consisting of federations of well-behaved network services and clients.
Jini technology can be used to build adaptive network systems that are
scalable, evolvable and flexible as typically required in dynamic computing
environments." Jini provides an ambience for creating dynamically
networked components, applications, and services that scale from the device to
the enterprise. It is available for free and extends the Java programming model
to offer you design flexibility and resiliency. It can be easily integrated to
an existing network and offers an open development environment for creative
collaboration through the Jini Community.
The main objectives of Jini are as follows:
It enables the users of the JINI Network to share various
hardware and software resources across the network.
It facilitates access to resources across the network from any
location irrespective of the location.
Ease of administration and management of the network
Seamless Network resiliency and integration