BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FuseSource Corp., leaders in open source integration and messaging, today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Middleware360 Solutions, Inc., a rapidly growing provider of integration and messaging consulting based in Canada. FuseSource will work with Middleware360 in its work to help enterprises capitalize on the ability open source software gives them to effectively integrate systems, including those that are impractical to connect by other means – all while avoiding costly software licensing fees. Middleware360 builds integration solutions using the FuseSource™ enterprise-class distributions of Apache integration and messaging projects in large-scale enterprise deployments within a wide range of industries, including government, oil and gas, and retail.
“I co-founded Middleware360 with Adam Edwards after it became clear in our experiences as in-house enterprise software developers and architects that most organizations can no longer ignore the need for a new, cost effective and technologically-sound approach to integration and messaging,” said Derek Marley, partner and principle consultant at Middleware360. “Our personal use of FuseSource distributions in large-scale deployments proved that there’s not only a compelling IT need, but also an ironclad business case for open source integration and messaging. Few technology initiatives exert a greater impact on operational efficiency or the bottom line.”
FuseSource provides subscriptions to commercial and certified versions of Apache Software Foundation projects, including Apache ServiceMix, ActiveMQ, Camel and CXF, as well as the tooling, service level agreements and access to expertise enterprises need to achieve integration everywhere. No company employs more founders or committers to Apache integration and messaging projects, offers more stringent guarantees or has a more extensive track record of enterprise success stories.
“The dramatic success Middleware360 achieved right out of the gate offers a singular example of the ability we give enterprises not only to break vendor lock-in and lower the cost of IT, but also to realize the inherent flexibility that solutions like Apache ActiveMQ bring to existing systems,” said Rob Davies, CTO of FuseSource and co-founder of the Apache ServiceMix, ActiveMQ and Camel projects. “We offer an alternative, not only to the software licensing fees that exert a stranglehold on innovation, but also the rip and replace mentality that for too long has accompanied the move to distributed computing environments and the need for real-time access to information.”
Many of the world’s largest enterprises, including three of the five largest retailers, rely on FuseSource distributions to integrate the myriad applications and systems within their organizations. FuseSource’s customers include leaders and household names in the automotive, banking, government, retail, telecommunications and travel industries.
Davies and Marley point to a wide range of IT and business benefits enterprises realize when deploying commercial versions of open source integration and messaging solutions. Some of these include:
- IT Benefits: FuseSource and Middleware360 enable developers and IT departments to quickly integrate existing systems and new, best-of-breed, applications with ease. Programming tasks are likewise radically simplified and developers’ productivity is increased – a direct result of providing them with access to the source code they need to replicate patterns and components with ease. In addition, open source integration and messaging enables enterprises to reduce the total cost of IT by allowing them to create a standards-based, service-oriented architecture.
- Business Benefits: FuseSource integration and messaging solutions are perfectly suited to access, consolidate and distribute information from numerous systems quickly – making it ideal for any use, such as customer service, that requires fast and complete access to business information. Notably, open source integration and messaging is likewise the most cost effective way to tie together disparate systems gained in the course of mergers and acquisitions. For example, FuseSource’s Fuse ESB® certified and enterprise-friendly service bus integrates with virtually any service engine and other ESBs.
“Middleware360 exemplifies the incredible opportunity that integration and messaging professionals have to fundamentally change IT for the better,” added Davies. “This is a sector and discipline that will grow exponentially in importance and scope.”
For more information on Middleware360 visit http://www.middleware360.com.
Backed by the leaders and founders of several key Apache Software Foundation projects, FuseSource Corp. is the expert in open source integration and messaging. The company is solely focused on providing enterprise-ready integration and messaging software combined with the tools, training and expertise sought by organizations implementing and managing integration projects such as SOA, cloud environments and others. Hundreds of large enterprises worldwide rely on FuseSource solutions to deploy and manage integration and messaging infrastructure at a lower total cost of ownership than traditional commercial solutions. FuseSource is a wholly owned subsidiary of Progress Software Corporation and can be found on the web at fusesource.com.
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