We’re proud to share that Red Hat has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the challengers quadrant in the ‘Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portal Products’* report.

There were a few points from the report we thought important to call out. According to Gartner:

  • "Since its inception in 1998, the portal product market has undergone significant consolidation. However, this market is likely to experience a major shift driven by open-source software, SaaS delivery models and cloud computing. These two forces will cause this relatively stable market to expand dramatically during the next few years."
  • "By 2011, Gartner expects at least 10% of new enterprise portal projects in the Global 2000 to use open-source horizontal portal frameworks."
  • "The addition of interportlet communication in JSR 286 should promote interest in the adoption of open-source portal alternatives supporting this specification."

We’re excited about our positioning in the Horizontal Portal Products Magic Quadrant, and believe our inclusion underscores the level of penetration open source horizontal portal products have achieved in the enterprise. Out-of-the-box support for JSR 268 will be included in JBoss Portal 2.7, and is a development we agree will further promote interest in open source portal solutions.

If you are interested, learn more about the JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform online.

*Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portal Products" by David Gootzit, Gene Phifer, Ray Valdes, September 12, 2008.
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