The Business Value of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Red Hat commissioned IDC to study the business value of adopting the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. Here's what IDC found.


Organizations are under continuous pressure to cut costs and do more with less. At the same time, they are expected to be innovative and deliver increasing ROI. As organizations realize they can’t continue to run their operations and IT functions as they have in the past, they have also realized they can't meet expectations by building an infrastructure on closed-source, proprietary application platforms. They are  too expensive, brittle, and complicated.  As a result, open source application platforms are being evaluated as a viable alternative solution.

Red Hat commissioned IDC to study the business value of adopting the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform by interviewing 6 large U.S. based companies that used JBoss to develop custom applications and have been running the applications for at least 12 months. Benefits realized by these customers include:

  • Time to develop custom applications reduced by an average of 16 weeks (39%)
  • Developer hours for each application reduced by 24%
  • Infrastructure costs supporting application development reduced by 65%
  • Costs to manage applications post deployment reduced by 89%
  • 569% ROI generated over a 3-year period
  • Initial investment paid back less than six months after deployment

Listen as IDC analyst Maureen Fleming discusses the study's methodology and key findings. Register now and receive the IDC white paper Business Value of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform after attending the webinar!


Date: March 23, 2011

  • Available on-demand
Length: 01:00
Language: English
Audience: Business


Maureen Fleming Program Vice President, IDC
Aaron Darcy JBoss Product Line Director Application Platforms, Red Hat

About Maureen Fleming: Maureen Fleming is Program Vice President for IDC's Business Process Management and Middleware research area. In this role, Ms. Fleming examines the products and processes used for building, integrating, and deploying applications within an extended enterprise system. With more than 20 years of industry and analyst experience, Ms. Fleming most recently came from Symantec, where she worked in the strategy and planning group. A major area of focus was examining emerging security technologies aimed at protecting an enterprise’s digital assets from outbound threats stemming from bad process and malicious employee behavior. Ms. Fleming began her career in technology as a programmer for the University of Michigan, where she has a Bachelor’s of General Studies degree with concentrations in computer science, economics and journalism.
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