Red Hat announces new versions of its open-source service-oriented architecture solutions. The upgrades to Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform and Operations Network include new enterprise service bus and rules features.
has updated its service-oriented architecture solution set with new
releases of its open-source SOA tools.
On Oct. 8, Red Hat announced the release of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
4.3 and JBoss Operations Network 2.1.
The newest versions of the two tools will feature cooperative support and
will allow for the remote monitoring and management of open-source SOA
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 4.3 offers new ESB (enterprise service bus)
and Rules features, while JBoss Operations Network 2.1 offers enhanced
management for the SOA Platform to help reduce costs for SOA deployments, the
"Our SOA strategy aims to drive down the cost and complexity of implementing
service-oriented architectures with a comprehensive portfolio of
enterprise-class, open-source middleware," said Pierre Fricke, director of
SOA product line management at Red Hat, in a statement.
"JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 4.3 and JBoss Operations Network 2.1
together are another example of our commitment to accelerating the adoption of
hardened, secure and stable open-source middleware solutions that deliver on
this strategy," he said. "Our customers helped drive the direction of
the enhancements delivered today in the newest versions of the SOA Platform and
JBoss Operations Network."
Red Hat officials said new ESB features include gateway listeners, a
declarative security model, improved Web services integration and additional
scripting languages to accelerate enterprise adoption of open-source SOA by
enabling simpler Web services integration and deployment. New Rules features
include Stateful Rules services, decision tables and Rule agent support, the
JBoss Operations Network provides centralized management for the entire
JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio.
"As SOA deployments expand, so does the need for more robust, automated
monitoring and management techniques," said Sandra Rogers, program director
for SOA, Web services and integration research at IDC,
in a statement. "Tracking and ensuring service performance and policy
enforcement at multiple levels, and across varied SOA infrastructure elements,
is crucial for supporting more dynamic and complex configurations."
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 4.3 and JBoss Operations Network 2.1 are
expected to be available by the end of October.