Red Hat Announces Open Source Community Project for JBoss Middleware Migrations

Raleigh

United States, February 11, 2009

Red Hat and Partners team up to make migrations from proprietary solutions to JBoss Enterprise Middleware quicker and easier through JBoss MASS project

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, together with it's JBoss Solution Partners, today announced the formation of a new open source community project focused on enterprise-class middleware migrations. The JBoss MASS (migration assistance) community will focus on the creation of migration tools and a migration resource center to accelerate the adoption of JBoss Enterprise Middleware.

"The benefits of open source middleware are readily identifiable to enterprise IT, especially from a cost and quality perspective," said Rich Sharples, Product Management Director with Red Hat and JBoss MASS project lead, "The JBoss MASS project will provide migration tools and resources that aim to make it easier for enterprises to move to and adopt the benefits of JBoss Enterprise Middleware. By including our partners in this community-focused effort, customers will have instant access to a wealth of JBoss migration expertise and knowledge."

Numerous JBoss solution providers make up the founding Red Hat partners, including: Amentra, a Red Hat company; CityTech; Consilium1; Exadel; Freedom OSS; RivetLogic; Unisys; and Vizuri.

"Given the current economic environment, the ability of open source solutions such as JBoss Enterprise Middleware to lower costs for clients is more important than ever before," said Scott Sanchez, Chief Architect of the open source practice at Unisys Corporation. "We look forward to working with the JBoss community to help our customers achieve the long term benefits of enterprise open source solutions."

The community's end goal is to make it easier for customers to switch from proprietary middleware deployments to JBoss Enterprise Middleware. To do so, the project will provide Enterprise IT and JBoss Solution Providers with the tools and information necessary to help their customers make the transition to JBoss. JBoss MASS will initially focus on application server migration, but will eventually broaden to include middleware technologies like portals, SOA and web services.

The JBoss MASS community will aim to provide:

  • Migration utilities for JBoss Enterprise Middleware technologies, starting with tools to move from proprietary application servers to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
  • A community to connect new JBoss customers with existing customers and partners who have extensive migration experience
  • Best practices and a knowledge-sharing resource center for migrating to JBoss Enterprise Middleware

The project is now live on the JBoss.org Community. To get involved or learn more about the JBoss MASS project, please visit http://www.jboss.org/projects/mass.

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