OpenShift is the first Platform-as-a-Service to support JBoss
application server, bringing Java Enterprise Edition 6 to the cloud
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that the Red Hat OpenShift
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) now supports Java Enterprise Edition 6,
powered by the company's JBoss application server, one of the leading
open source Java Enterprise Edition (EE) application servers that forms
the basis for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. With this new
integration, OpenShift becomes the first PaaS in the industry to deliver
Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 6, simplifying how application developers
build and deploy Java in the cloud.
OpenShift is a free PaaS for developers who leverage open source.
Developers looking for a faster on-ramp to the cloud with built-in
management and auto-scaling capabilities can use OpenShift so they can
focus on coding mobile, social and enterprise applications while leaving
stack setup, maintenance and operational concerns to a trusted hosted
service. First announced at the Red Hat Summit in May 2011, OpenShift
redefined the PaaS space by offering a broad choice of supported
languages, frameworks, databases and clouds, including Ruby, Python,
Perl, PHP, Java EE, Spring, MySQL, SQLite, MongoDB, MemBase and
Memcache, all open source, helping developers avoid getting locked into
any particular technology or platform.
OpenShift Java EE 6 support is based on JBoss Application Server 7, an
open source JBoss Community project. Red Hat's JBoss application server
forms the foundation for the company's JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6, the next major release of the application platform, which is
scheduled for release in early 2012. JBoss application servers are Java
EE-certified, enabling a cloud-ready architecture with a lightweight
footprint and dynamic container model to better support multi-core
processing and multi-tenancy.
The combination of OpenShift with JBoss application server now allows
Java EE to be more easily scaled, managed and monitored in the cloud. By
delivering JBoss in OpenShift, developers can take advantage of Java EE
6, one of the biggest advancements in Java in over ten years. Java EE 6
includes Content and Dependency Injection (CDI), a standards-based,
modern programming framework that makes it easier for developers to
build dynamic applications and picks up where some proprietary
frameworks left off. CDI offers a more robust set of capabilities
including eventing support and typing, delivering optimal flexibility
for programmers. Additionally, as an open standard, more vendors support
and contribute to the specification, allowing developers to have their
choice of programming approaches without vendor lock-in.
"While developers and enterprises have long been interested in the time
to market advantages offered by PaaS platforms, the difficulty of
migrating existing applications to incompatible frameworks has slowed
adoption," said Stephen O'Grady, principal analyst and co-founder of
RedMonk. "With EE6 available by integrating the JBoss application server
technology, Red Hat's OpenShift platform is aimed at allowing
enterprises to transition their existing Java EE applications and skills
to the cloud with zero friction."
"OpenShift today provides differentiation in the industry as the first
on-ramp to get Java EE 6 applications into the cloud," said Brian
Stevens, CTO and vice president, Engineering at Red Hat. "With this, Red
Hat has solved multi-tenant problems with its expertise in providing
full-stack support. Combining our technology expertise from the
hypervisor through the operating system and middleware to the cloud, our
technology is integrated to allow for easier development of applications
with free Java EE in PaaS. This is an efficiency unique to Red Hat
through OpenShift today."
To learn more about this announcement, join Red Hat executives for a
webcast to be broadcast on August 10, 2011 at 12pm ET. To join the live
webcast or to watch the replay, visit http://www-waa-akam.thomson-webcast.net/us/dispatching/?event_id=ae1914cbd89923598c72bce74f924cfb&portal_id=af9b227bf07c733390c2738ee0330646.
To access OpenShift, visit https://openshift.redhat.com.
To download JBoss application servers, including JBoss Application
Server 7, visit www.jboss.org.
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