Red Hat Ships JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

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.

€œEnterprises 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. €œJBoss 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 processes.

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. €œWe believe that JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is that solution,€ Karalus said in a statement. €œAs 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.€

€œThe 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 data€”all of which are key strategic areas of enterprise deployment,€ Jay Lyman, senior analyst for enterprise software at 451 Research, said in a statement. €œThis 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.