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Understanding middleware

Give your team the foundational technology needed for modern infrastructure. Middleware provides services and capabilities to applications, including in unified multi-cloud and containerized environments.

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What is middleware?

Middleware is software that provides common services and capabilities to applications. Middleware helps developers build applications more efficiently. It acts like the connective tissue between applications, data, and users.

What can you do with middleware?

Middleware is the technological foundation for enterprise application integration. Organizations turn to middleware as a way to keep application development quick and cost-effective in complex IT environments. Middleware can support application environments that work smoothly and consistently across a highly distributed platform. 

You can implement middleware to connect your legacy apps to your modern cloud apps, your cloud apps to each other, and anything to everything else. Middleware can help automate business processes and decisions. You can also optimize how your data is stored and retrieved or improve the ways you develop apps.

Why choose Red Hat?

Red Hat® does a lot of work with the greater open source community on middleware technologies. Our engineers help improve features, reliability, and security to make sure your middleware performs well while remaining stable and more secure. As with all open source projects, Red Hat contributes code and improvements back to the upstream codebase—sharing advancements along the way. Of course, collaborating with a community is about more than developing code. Collaboration is the freedom to ask questions and offer improvements. That’s the open source way and the power of the open organization. This is why Red Hat has been a trusted provider of enterprise infrastructure for over 20 years.

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The middleware tools you need

Red Hat Integration

Streamline integration development with a comprehensive set of integration and messaging technologies to connect applications and data across hybrid infrastructures.

Red Hat Runtimes

Accelerate application development and delivery with a set of products, tools, and components for developing and maintaining cloud-native applications.

Red Hat Process Automation

Adapt quickly to changing business needs with solutions for intelligently automating business decisions and processes across heterogeneous environments.

There’s a lot more to do with middleware