Red Hat has announced the delivery of its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0, a core middleware component of the company's JBoss Open Choice strategy that represents the next generation Java application platform and will be integral to Red Hat's cloud foundation, the company said.
Red Hat has announced the delivery of its JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 5.0, a core middleware component of the company's
JBoss Open Choice strategy that represents the next generation Java
application platform and will be integral to Red Hat's cloud
foundation, the company said.
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0 supports developer choice
and aims to provide a consistent foundation to support the wide variety
of Java programming and component models, including Plain Old Java
Objects, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE), Spring Framework,
Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi), Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and a
variety of Rich Internet Application (RIA) frameworks and dynamic
In essence, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0 provides for
the future of Java development and foundation for cloud computing.
Indeed, new features of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0
include a second-generation service-based architecture, improved
management and configuration via an embedded version of the JBoss
Operations Network administrative console, Java EE support, and major
including enterprise versions of the JBoss Application Server,
Hibernate, Seam, JBoss Cache and JBoss Web Services. The new release
also features support for distributed transactions and comprehensive
web services stack support.
Red Hat announced the news at the co-located Red Hat Summit/JBoss World conference
in Chicago on Sept. 1.
"JBoss Enterprise Middleware allows us to be extremely flexible with
our architecture. We can deploy on a range of options to suit our needs
which is unlike any other IT vendor we have considered," said Tim Dion,
chief information officer at Sensei Inc., a developer of innovative
mobile and Web-based solutions that motivate and empower consumers to
take charge of their well-being. "With the addition of cloud enabled
platforms Red Hat is anticipating our technology needs for the future
which will help us make a seamless transition into cloud computing
environments. Healthcare innovation, and the role mobile technology is
playing in particular, is transforming individuals and organizations.
Cloud computing environments like JBoss help bring these innovations to
Moreover, recent research from IDC indicates that spending on IT
cloud services will grow almost threefold, reaching $42 billion by 2012
and capturing 25 percent of IT spending growth in 2012 and nearly a
third of growth the following year.
"Not only have we delivered on our JBoss Open Choice strategy by
releasing JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0, but we are
contributing to the future of Java application platforms from
traditional to cloud-based environments," said Craig Muzilla, vice
president of middleware at Red Hat, in a statement. "Ultimately, we aim
to give customers the flexibility to choose the right programming and
deployment models to stay ahead of their competition."
Red Hat's middleware portfolio is designed to help customers take
advantage of cloud computing, the company said. As a core component of
Red Hat's cloud computing foundation, customers should be able to
combine JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and Red Hat Enterprise
Linux with integrated virtualization technologies that provide
customers with a fully virtualized, standards-based enterprise open
source cloud computing service platform, supporting both on-premise and
off-premise cloud deployments, Red Hat officials said.
The JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is among the first
commercially available Java EE application servers available in
Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), JBoss said. This new release is
expected to also be made available on Amazon EC2, as well as other
environments that achieve Red Hat's Premier Cloud Provider
Certification, the company said.
In addition, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0 is designed
to leverage a second generation service-based Microcontainer
architecture to provide a consistent and modular series of enterprise
deployment features for clustering, caching, transactions, web
services, security and more, regardless of the selected programming
model or deployment style, JBoss officials said.
The JBoss Microcontainer architecture makes it possible for JBoss
solutions to support many different programming models, company
officials said. It also makes it possible to separate enterprise
services to be more configurable, which enables easier development and
deployment. The new release also features an advanced administrative
console that makes configuring traditional and cloud-based application
grids simpler and easier.
Meanwhile, developer tooling is available with JBoss Developer
Studio, an Eclipse-based integrated development environment that
provides a comprehensive set of tools developers need to quickly build
rich, highly interactive applications and services using technologies
L (AJAX), RichFaces and more.