Actuate expands its relationship with Red Hat around the JBoss middleware portfolio, while GroundWork Open Source previews new software at the Red Hat Summit and JBoss World conferences.
announced Sept. 1 the expansion of its ongoing relationship with Red
around the JBoss middleware portfolio.
Under the agreement announced at the co-located Red Hat Summit and JBoss
World conferences in Chicago,
Actuate and Red Hat announced:
Red Hat has become part of Actuate's
BIRT [Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools] Global Partner Connection and
Actuate has become an advanced level member of the JBoss Certified ISV Partner Program. In addition, Actuate and
BIRT Exchange (www.birt-exchange.com), a community site for Eclipse BIRT and
Actuate BIRT developers, are sponsoring, exhibiting and speaking at JBoss World
in Chicago, September 1-4, where they will showcase the BIRT integration
capabilities available to JBoss developers.
The Actuate BIRT Global Partner
Connection provides JBoss Enterprise Middleware customers [with] access to a
growing network of collaborating businesses and a flourishing developer
community with BIRT knowledge, experiences and skills. This alliance gives Red
Hat access to BIRT expertise and the value-add BIRT products and services from
Actuate, including technical support, and sales and marketing resources to
drive revenue growth and customer successes. The alliance will most directly
assist users of the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. The integration
enables developers to accelerate deployment of BIRT reports within various
applications and provides for data source access. The partnership builds on
earlier community-level contributions made by BIRT developers to the JBoss
Tools 3.0 project. This is one of the most frequently downloaded open source
projects within the JBoss Community, and includes BIRT for report design and
"We are pleased to join the Actuate BIRT Global Partner Connection from
Actuate to increase JBoss and BIRT developer collaboration," Craig
Muzilla, vice president of middleware at Red Hat, said in a statement. "We
look forward to working with Actuate and the growing BIRT community for
software development to reap the full benefits of BIRT."
The statement continued:
By joining the JBoss ISV Partner Program, Actuate will receive valuable
software, development, marketing, and co-selling benefits that enable the
company to support all Red Hat platforms-including the industry-leading Red Hat
Enterprise Linux platform, the complete JBoss Enterprise Middleware solution portfolio
... [and] Red Hat's rapidly growing management platforms.
"Our customers are interested in ways to quickly, securely and
cost-effectively deploy Rich Information Applications to a broad range of
users," Nobby Akiha, senior vice president of marketing at Actuate, said
in the statement. "Many organizations are taking a close look at how
enterprise-class open-source middleware will help achieve these goals. By
becoming a member of the JBoss Certified ISV
Partner Program, we have made it simple for our customers to leverage Red Hat's
portfolio to support their efforts to certify that their applications work with
JBoss Enterprise Platforms and Frameworks."
Also at the jointly held conferences, GroundWork Open Source,
a provider of
commercial open-source systems and network management software, is previewing
the newest version of its GroundWork Monitor software.
"GroundWork Monitor Version 6.0 is due out in mid-September. With this
new release, GWOS has completely revamped the user interface, based on JBoss
Portal," the company said in a news release Sept. 1.
"It is our goal to provide our customers with the best open-source
system, performance and network management software all bundled into a single
package," said GWOS CEO Peter Jackson.
"At this year's show, we are excited to share our new JBoss Portal
integration and gain feedback from both the JBoss and Red Hat