Red Hat Launches JBoss Certified ISV Program With 250 Partners


United States, November 20, 2008

New program enhances opportunity for ISV applications to run-on, run-with JBoss Enterprise Platforms

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the expansion of the JBoss Certified ISV Program, which boasts 250 member ISVs. This program, a fully-integrated component of the Red Hat Partner Program, will deliver software, support and cooperative sales and marketing benefits to independent software vendors that integrate their applications with industry-leading JBoss Enterprise platforms and frameworks.

"As industry momentum shifts away from complex and expensive proprietary platforms towards proven and tested industry-leading open source platforms, there is increased demand for an easy path for ISVs to certify on JBoss Enterprise Middleware," said Craig Muzilla, vice president, Middleware Business Unit, Red Hat. "The JBoss Certified ISV Program will help our partners meet these demands and will expand the reach of JBoss Enterprise Middleware by ensuring that ISVs are developing their next generation applications on and with JBoss platforms. Vendors like CISCO, SOA Software, Amberpoint, and McKesson have already reaped the benefits of the program."

JBoss has continued to build momentum in customer and partner adoption during the past twelve months. This includes a large number of ISVs that are building applications to run on and with JBoss Enterprise Platforms and Frameworks. Users are making significant commitments to this technology and need guaranteed Service Level Agreements for support, patches, updates and overall business continuity. This level of service is not available through the community and customers are increasingly asking their vendors to deliver tested and supported JBoss Enterprise Platforms. Further, customers want to know that applications are completely verified on the JBoss platforms. Red Hat is expanding the JBoss Certified ISV Program to help our partners meet these needs.

"Our customers already know that JBoss Enterprise Middleware provides the best in class technology platforms, but they are also demanding a strong end-to-end support agreement behind the platform; that is the value of working directly through the JBoss Certified ISV Program," said Jose Morales, vice president Business Development, Jaspersoft. "As the most widely deployed business intelligence software in the world, it's critical that we work closely with Red Hat and the JBoss team to deliver scalable, reliable, and tightly integrated solutions."

The JBoss Certified ISV Program is available world-wide with initial membership and certified JBoss Enterprise subscriptions available at no cost to the ISV. The program delivers a number of significant benefits including, discounted technical support and training, cooperative support for common customers, access to Red Hat's Partner Center, inclusion in Red Hat's Partner Catalog and co-selling/co-marketing opportunities. Additionally, Red Hat offers a specialized pricing and support program to ISVs seeking to embed or bundle the JBoss Enterprise Platforms.

"ATG provides the world's most engaging and rewarding online shopping experience, with customers that span the globe. We require a world-class Java application platform to use as the foundation layer for our innovative e-commerce customer experience applications," said Drew Reynolds, senior vice president, ATG (Art Technology Group, Inc., NASDAQ: ARTG) . "JBoss' industry-leading Enterprise Application Platform meets our customer's needs for performance, scalability, low TCO and the freedom of choice; making the combination of ATG Commerce and JBoss a natural fit."

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