Red Hat's Worldwide Middleware ISV Ecosystem Expands

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United States, May 18, 2010

Increasing Number of ISVs certify on JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Red Hat, Inc (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a significant increase in the number of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) that have certified their applications with JBoss Enterprise Middleware platforms. Since launching its JBoss Certified ISV Program at the end of 2008, Red Hat has seen the number of certified ISV applications rise to over 500. The increase in certified applications from Red Hat's growing ISV community is one sign of customer interest in enterprise-class open source middleware.

"We are seeing a growing number of customers, who want to leverage the performance and price benefits of open source middleware, request that their application vendors certify against Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware," said Craig Muzilla, vice president, middleware, Red Hat. "We believe that the growth of our ISV Program reflects a migration away from complex and expensive proprietary platforms towards leading open source midddleware providers, such as JBoss."

Recent ISV expansion is on a global scale, with more than 50 percent of the ISVs certifying on JBoss Enterprise Middleware located in Europe and Asia. Multiple types of application vendors are embracing open source middleware including, technology ISVs that integrate their product with JBoss Enterprise Middleware platforms as part of a whole-product solution - such as database, content management, BI tools, SOA governance, user-provisioning, SSO, and performance monitoring products. Additionally, application ISVs that both run on and re-distribute JBoss Enterprise Middleware platforms as part of their commercial product are also increasing.

JBoss Enterprise Middleware ISV partners include Actuate, Adobe, ADP, Art Technology Group, Avaya, BMC Software, CA, EMC, EnterpriseDB, eXo, GTECH, HP, Ingres, Jaspersoft, Kronos, McKesson, SAS, SOA Software and Sybase.

"Many of our customers seek an enterprise-class, open source, middleware tier like JBoss Enterprise Middleware," said Paul Kent, SAS Vice President of Platform Research and Development. "Thanks to our partnership with Red Hat, SAS solutions running on JBoss Enterprise Middleware are proving attractive to an increasing number of customers."

Since launching the JBoss Certified ISV Program at the end of 2008, Red Hat has enhanced its JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio by delivering major upgrades to its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform. With the introduction of its JBoss Open Choice program, Red Hat also introduced the JBoss Enterprise Web Server and JBoss Enterprise Web Platform. ISVs can now offer applications across a range of JBoss Enterprise Middleware platforms, from lightweight Tomcat-based workloads to highly transactional enterprise applications.

"The combined strength of the HP Service Delivery Platform product and Red Hat open source middleware can help our telecom customers enjoy lower costs and greater flexibility," said Joe Dyoub, product manager, Service Delivery Platform, Communications and Media Solutions, HP. "HP and Red Hat engineers are working together on the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform to ensure that service orchestration can be delivered more quickly and cost-effectively for our SDP customer base."

Customers will have additional opportunities to experience Red Hat's increasing ISV catalog as more and more of the most widely used applications are expected to certify their applications to support JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Open source middleware offers improved performance and cost savings on a standard platform that is easy to use and deploy.

"CA recognizes the demand for advanced Web security on open source infrastructures," said Jeff Broberg, senior director, CA Security business unit. "Our JBoss Enterprise Middleware certification and Red Hat partnership help us deliver better security support for the growing open source market."

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