Red Hat has delivered JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, the latest version of the JBoss app dev toolset that is geared for helping enterprises move to the cloud.
Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has announced the
availability of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, the latest version of
its open-source application development platform.
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6,
which features a new cloud-ready architecture, new management capabilities and
enhanced usability, is aimed at helping enterprises and their developers
decrease time-to-market for application delivery and reduce operational costs.
Enterprises are always seeking ways to
deliver applications faster, and they increasingly view the cloud as the
environment in which to do that, as long as they can do so on their own terms,
said Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager of middleware at Red
Hat, in a statement. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 allows
enterprises to easily create and manage applications in the cloud, on premise
or in a hybrid architecture. It also extends our commitment to rapidly
delivering products to market, allowing organizations to better take advantage
of and respond to evolving opportunities.
Red Hat officials said JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 6 provides developers and enterprises with a
high-performance, low-footprint, easy-to-manage solution designed to help
enterprises build applications and ease into the cloud by enabling them to move
their application development and deployment to the cloud without having to re-skill
workers or diverge from open industry standards.
Moreover, JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6 is the run-time engine that drives Java workloads in Red Hat
OpenShift, Red Hat's platform as a service (PaaS) offering, the company said in
a press release.
The new application platform can be deployed
on premises or in private or public clouds. It is pluggable, as it is founded
on a modular set of services that are dynamically allocated based on the needs
of the deployed applications. The platform also enables developers to
programmatically manage applications and automate application deployment
Andreas Karalus, head of IT architecture at
Teambank/easyCredit, said easyCredit is one of the most successful consumer
credit brands in Germany and for its credit decision platform the company needs
a highly scalable and flexible solution that allows it to develop and deploy
applications quickly. We believe that JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6
is that solution, Karalus said in a statement. As a long-term JBoss customer,
we have already worked with previous JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
versions. We are very impressed by the performance and new features of JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform 6 and plan to migrate to the new platform this
year. We expect the new JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 to become an
integral part of our SOA [service-oriented architecture] strategy.
The JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6 update lives up to its billing as Red Hat's most ambitious release
of the software ever, with capabilities and features in cloud computing, mobile
software and big dataall of which are key strategic areas of enterprise
deployment, Jay Lyman, senior analyst for enterprise software at 451 Research,
said in a statement. This release brings consistent JBoss functionality and
experience across physical, virtual, cloud and hybrid environments in a much
leaner software package.
Red Hat said JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6 is optimized for multi-core and virtualized environments, resulting
in a low-memory footprint and faster start-up times. The solution also offers
enhanced resource utilization and port management, which simplifies the effort
behind deploying JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 into virtualized
environments. In addition to Java EE 6 support, JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6 also supports a wide range of Java Virtual Machine- (JVM-) based
frameworks, including Spring, Struts and Google Web Toolkit, as well as a
variety of open-source development tools.
The new version of the platform also provides
increased integration with other development tooling, including Maven, Hudson
and JBoss Community projects such as Arquillian and Hibernate.