Red Hat Launches JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 to Help Enterprises Move Application Development and Deployment to the Cloud
Cloud-centric Solution Helps Enterprises Automate Application
Development and Reduce Time-to-Market
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced the general availability of JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 6. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 features
a new cloud-ready architecture, new and improved management capabilities
and upgraded and significantly enhanced usability, helping enterprises
and their developers decrease time-to-market for application delivery
and reduce operational costs.
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. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 offers greater
agility than previous versions of the solution, allowing customers to
move their application development and deployment to the cloud without
the need to re-skill or diverge from open industry standards. JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform 6 is the run-time engine that drives
Java workloads in Red Hat OpenShiftTM, Red Hat's
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering.
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 offers several features for
organizations and developers looking to leverage the cloud for
Built for the cloud - JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6
has an updated architecture that can be easily deployed in on-premise,
private and public clouds. This provides developers and enterprises
with confidence that applications developed today will be able to
evolve along with their architectural requirements.
Pluggable, lightweight and modern - JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 6 is based upon a modular set of services that
are dynamically allocated based upon the needs of the deployed
applications. This provides application isolation and helps prevent
issues with classes and dependencies commonly associated with older
application server architectures.
Flexible manageability - JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
6 offers developers the ability to programmatically manage
applications and automate application deployment processes whether
used standalone or integrated with their own management tools,
including private clouds. This lets IT groups focus on building new
capabilities instead of investing resources in supporting existing
Optimized for multi-core and virtualized systems - 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
Upgraded middleware components - JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6 provides increased integration with other development
tooling, including Maven, Hudson and JBoss Community projects such as
Arquillian and Hibernate.
Support for Java EE 6 and other popular frameworks and tools -
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.
In addition, Red Hat is also introducing a number of services
capabilities to help accelerate customer adoption of the new
technologies. This includes the availability of new JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 6-specific courses and JBoss Certified Application
Administrator Certification, as well as strategic training and service
offerings to help guide customers migrating to the solution.
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is available
for download now.
Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat
"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. 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
Jay Lyman, senior analyst, Enterprise Software, 451 Research
"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
data — all of which are key strategic areas of enterprise deployment.
This release brings consistent JBoss functionality and experience across
physical, virtual, cloud and hybrid environments in a much leaner
Andreas Karalus, head of IT-architecture, Teambank/easyCredit
"easyCredit® is one of the most successful consumer credit brands in
Germany. For our credit decision platform, we need a highly scalable and
flexible solution that allows us to develop and deploy applications
quickly. We believe that JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is that
solution. As a long-term JBoss customer, we have already worked with
previous JBoss Enterprise Application Platform versions. We are very
impressed by the amazing 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 strategy."
Press Conference and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Virtual
To learn more about this announcement and to hear from Red Hat
executives, partners and customers about JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6, join Red Hat for a virtual event and live press conference
at 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. To join, visit www.redhat.com/virtual.
For attendees located in Europe, the Middle East, Africa or Asia, Red
Hat is hosting a second virtual event and live press conference at 10:00
a.m. CEST on Thursday, June 21, 2012.
The keynote and presentations will also be available on demand following
the live event at www.redhat.com/virtual.
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