Red Hat delivers base for hybrid cloud applications

Red Hat’s latest release aims to bridge current and future development paradigms

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Red Hat delivers base for hybrid cloud applications Mike Piech, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  June 28, 2016

Red Hat has announced the availability of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7, the open source Java EE7 compliant application server, and JBoss Core Services Collection. A set of technologies that provide customers with common and fundamental application components.

With JBoss EAP 7, Red Hat aims to help enterprises use and extend their existing application investments as they begin to transition to emerging architectures and programming paradigms that will require a lightweight, highly modular, cloud-native platform.

Mike Piech, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat, said: "Organisations should be able to choose when and how they move to new architectures and programming paradigms. This freedom is a hallmark of open source, and something we embrace at Red Hat. With JBoss EAP 7, we are addressing the needs of both enterprise IT and developers with a balanced vision designed to bridge the reality of building and maintaining a business today with the aspiration of IT innovation tomorrow."

JBoss EAP 7 combines the Java EE 7 APIs with the latest technologies supporting DevOps development practices, such as Red Hat's integrated development environment (IDE), JBoss Developer Studio, which can be used at no cost by members of the JBoss or Red Hat Developer communities to build, test, and deploy applications on-premise or in the cloud, as well as Jenkins, Arquillian, Maven, and support for a number of popular Web and JavaScript frameworks. Its lightweight nature and small footprint make JBoss EAP 7 a choice suitable for enterprises building either traditional applications or more modular, microservices-style applications.

JBoss EAP 7 has been optimised for cloud environments, and when deployed with Red Hat OpenShift, offers the benefits of containers, load balancing, elastic scaling, health monitoring, and the ability to deploy to a container directly from the IDE which can improve developer productivity and experience. In addition, JBoss EAP with OpenShift contributes to a more architecturally efficient DevOps environment since overlapping features are no longer needed. This DevOps efficiency can be compounded when using additional middleware components on OpenShift.

JBoss Core Services Collection provides common foundational building blocks for enterprise applications, such as Web single sign-on, HTTP load balancing, and proxying, as well as management and monitoring capabilities for applications and services. Included as part of a Red Hat JBoss Middleware subscription at no additional charge, Red Hat customers receive full online and phone support, updates, patches, and security fixes for each component version.

Susan Wood, Middleware and Linux Engineering Services, Swisscom AG added: "We have been using JBoss EAP since 2012 to support various core business applications, and prefer it for critical environments over any other enterprise application server due to its open source base and the excellent commercial support provided by Red Hat. We are enthusiastic about the stability, performance, and ease-of-use of the platform, as well as its simple implementation into our existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux system environment, which have been well-received by numerous teams within Swisscom."

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