Red Hat revamps enterprise Java offerings

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Red Hat revamps enterprise Java offerings

Red Hat has announced additions to its application server offerings, along with a number of enhancements to its JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio.

The firm said that, as part of a strategy to support the future of enterprise Java platforms, it is now offering a number of tools designed to better handle common Java workloads, such as web and enterprise Java applications.

Red Hat's JBoss systems now support programming models including Spring Framework, Seam and the Google Web Toolkit.

Craig Muzilla, vice president for middleware products at Red Hat, explained that the releases form part of the JBoss Open Choice strategy, designed to offer enterprise customers greater choice while saving costs.

"We want to build a comprehensive portfolio of open-source middleware products," he said. "Our mission is to provide an open-source alternative to the marketplace [offering] greater value and more flexibility."

Muzilla introduced a number of releases supporting the claim that Red Hat has the most comprehensive Java application server portfolio.

These include the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, which offers enterprise tools for clustering, caching, messaging, transactions and web services; the JBoss Enterprise Web Platform, which is a slimmed-down version of the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform; and Web Platform, an enterprise web server.

Red Hat also talked up new programming models, or application frameworks, including JBoss Hibernate and Developer Studio, and a number of productivity tools.

"In this challenging economic environment, customers are looking for high value alternatives to costly, bloated and complex software. Our enterprise customers are demanding flexible, standards-based solutions that match more closely with the way they are starting to build and deploy Java applications," added Muzilla.

"The solution set that we are delivering today, as the first in a series of expansions planned under our JBoss Open Choice strategy, addresses this market shift."

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