Red Hat announced early access for its upcoming JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 at the Red Hat Summit 2011.
Hat has announced that it has opened registration to an early access program
for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, which is planned to be released
for general availability at the beginning of next year.
release of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 reflects the culmination of
Red Hat's efforts to facilitate the adoption of Java
Enterprise Edition (EE) 6 technologies, enable a platform-as-a-service
(PAAS)-ready platform and simplify the management of application servers
regardless of where they are deployed, the company said in a press release. Red
Had made this announcement on May 3 at the Red Hat Summit in Boston.
Enterprise Application Platform 6 reflects our vision of the future of Java
application platforms for both traditional and cloud-based environments," said
Craig Muzilla, Red Hat's vice president and general manager of middleware
business, in a statement. "Our next-generation platform is a major leap forward
for application servers both in terms of the advances in Java EE specification
- including specifications that were heavily influenced and defined by Red Hat
- and in the way application servers can be deployed, managed and
Enterprise Application Platform 6 implements key Java EE 6 technologies that
Red Hat helped to develop, including Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI),
which makes Java EE more developer friendly. In addition, JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 6 will make it easier for developers to tune and size the
application server to fit the workload, whether in a physical, virtualized or
cloud deployment. And JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 introduces new
capabilities including a task-based management framework that is designed to
provide the foundation for large-scale automation for public and private cloud
deployments, and reduction in memory consumption, startup and deployment times
to support many new small footprint deployments, Red Hat said.
in April, Red Hat announced its continued vision for the evolution of Java
through the submission of three new Java Specification Request (JSR) proposals
and collaboration in at least four other specifications for the upcoming Java
EE 7 specification (JSR 342). Some of these innovations are already being
developed in JBoss Community projects and are expected to be included in future
JBoss products and offerings, Red Hat officials said.
interested in registering for the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Early
Adopter Program can go to http://www.jboss.com/eap6-early-access to
sign up for product updates, demos, webinars and access to the Early Adopter
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