Red Hat Offers Early Access to Next-Generation Java EE 6 Platform

Java industry leader opens JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Early Adopter Program

Red Hat Summit and JBossWorld 2011

BOSTON--()--Red Hat Summit and JBoss World Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has opened registration to an early access program for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, which is planned to be released for general availability at the beginning of next year. The release of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 reflects the culmination of Red Hat’s efforts to facilitate the adoption of Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 6 technologies, enable a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)-ready platform and simplify the management of application servers regardless of where they are deployed.

“JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 reflects our vision of the future of Java application platforms for both traditional and cloud-based environments,” said Craig Muzilla, Red Hat’s vice president and general manager of middleware business. “Our next-generation platform is a major leap forward for application servers both in terms of the advances in Java EE specification – including specifications that were heavily influenced and defined by Red Hat – and in the way application servers can be deployed, managed and administered.”

About JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

The major release goals of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 are based upon the following key factors, each of which has seen major progress and usage across multiple JBoss Community projects during the last 12 months:

  • Implement Java EE 6 technologies – Java EE 6 is a major step forward in making Java development more flexible and agile, and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 and its supporting open source projects reflect these enhanced capabilities. Red Hat led the development of key new features within Java EE 6, including Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI), which makes Java EE a much more flexible framework for developers.
  • Enable PaaS-ready platform and flexible on-premise deployment – As the runtime engine for Red Hat's PaaS offerings, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is designed to be deployed within PaaS environments. With its new architecture, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 will make it easier than ever to tune and size the application server to fit the workload, whether in a physical, virtualized or cloud deployment.
  • Provide major advancements to operations and management capabilities – For its next-generation platform, Red Hat is making major strides in the balancing act of providing a very lightweight, but high-performance Java EE platform with rock-solid enterprise management capabilities, without the bloat of traditional Java EE platforms. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 introduces many new capabilities such as a powerful task-based management framework that is designed to provide the foundation for large-scale automation for public and private cloud deployments, and significant reduction in memory consumption, startup and deployment times to support many new small footprint deployments.

Continued Leadership In Java

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform presents Red Hat’s efforts as a leader in Java. Through its history, Red Hat has worked to make Java more relevant to developers and organizations and to help Java EE evolve from a rigid, monolithic platform, to a highly productive, lightweight, modular application fabric for cloud and on-premise deployments. In addition to its role on the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee, Red Hat has been a Java Specification Leader or Expert Working Group member for more than 35 key Java Specification Requests (JSRs).

In April, Red Hat announced its continued vision for the evolution of Java through the submission of three new specification proposals and collaboration in at least four other specifications for the upcoming Java EE7 specification (JSR 342). Some of these innovations are already being developed in JBoss Community projects and are expected to be included in future JBoss products and offerings.

About the JBoss Early Adopter Program

Leading up to the global launch of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, Red Hat plans to provide enterprises with multiple opportunities to gain early access to the new release over the next several months.

For those interested in registering now for the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Early Adopter Program, please visit http://www.jboss.com/eap6-early-access to sign up for product updates, demos, webinars and access to the Early Adopter Program code.

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and a component of the S&P 500, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for seven consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: www.redhat.com.

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Release Summary

Red Hat today announced that it has opened registration to an early access program for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.

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SpeakerBox Communications for Red Hat, Inc.
Stephanie Wonderlick, 703-300-4089
swonderlick@speakerboxpr.com