Red Hat’s Middleware Product Updates Enhance Manageability and Usability For Enterprise IT Professionals

New versions of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform and JBoss Operations Network Now Available

RALEIGH, N.C.--()--Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced significant updates to its JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio with the release of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2, which includes the latest version of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Site Publisher, and JBoss Operations Network 3.0. These updates make it easier for organizations to take advantage of the power, flexibility and value that Red Hat provides.

JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2 and the latest version of Site Publisher enable developers, as well as business users, to create rich, interactive, self-service websites and publish web content with ease. JBoss Operations Network 3.0 allows organizations to more easily manage JBoss Enterprise Middleware across the enterprise. It provides IT operations teams with tools to provision their middleware and applications, to manage across all of their middleware environments throughout the application lifecycle and to monitor application service levels for performance and availability, offering a positive end-user experience.

“Our customers need simplicity, speed and solutions that can be confidently deployed to manage even the most mission-critical applications,” said Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager, middleware business at Red Hat. “And these product updates provide more users within an enterprise with the ability to quickly and easily customize, optimize and manage content on an ongoing basis. Together, these updates create a powerful solution set for application creation and management.”

Simplifying Site Development

JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2, along with new, significant enhancements to Site Publisher, a subscription-based add-on, provide users across a spectrum of skill sets with a flexible tool for building, managing and publishing their own websites. The popular, easy-to-use web portal solution introduces a robust toolset that simplifies site creation and reduces the time it takes developers to accomplish tasks, all without the need for a complex, multi-product solution. The new features of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2 are designed to enhance the development process behind rich, full-featured websites and include:

-- Tools to simplify the staging, deployment and administration of complex, portal-based applications

-- New CSS and HTML capabilities for easier skinning and theming of portals, thereby giving users additional design options

-- An updated Java Content Repository to deliver improvements in high-scale performance in content caching

Enhancing Customer Success with JBoss Enterprise Middleware

A key component of Red Hat’s JBoss Managed offerings, JBoss Operations Network 3.0 provides a single point of control to deploy, manage and monitor JBoss Enterprise Middleware, applications and services across physical, virtual and cloud-based environments. This release features several key updates and enhancements for effectively managing JBoss Enterprise Middleware environments that help customers increase IT operational efficiency, reduce middleware management costs and maintain application service levels for performance and availability. JBoss Operations Network 3.0 also helps customers avoid unplanned downtime and unexpected performance issues on mission-critical applications, and the costs associated with them.

New features and enhancements to JBoss Operations Network 3.0 include:

-- Drift management - manages configuration drift and reduces application performance and availability issues caused by unplanned or undesired configuration changes

-- Responsive provisioning and configuration - enables users to automatically execute provisioning and configuration scripts in response to a monitoring alert

-- Improved usability - provides a more simplified and consistent layout, improved dashboard customization and more responsive user interface

-- JBoss provisioning enhancements - enables users to deploy applications to a group of one or more JBoss servers

-- Apache mod_cluster plug-in - adds support for managing mod_cluster-based server clusters for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.2.x and 5.1.x


JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2 and the latest version of Site Publisher are currently available. JBoss Operations Network 3.0 is now available through “JBoss Managed” bundled offerings for JBoss Enterprise Middleware. JBoss Operations Network 3.0 can also be purchased as a standalone offering for existing JBoss Enterprise Middleware customers.

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Release Summary

Red Hat releases JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2 and JBoss Operations Network 3.0.


Red Hat, Inc.
Kerri Catallozzi, 919-754-4268