Red Hat LogoRaleigh NC – February 14, 2008 – Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the global availability of the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, a next-generation, enterprise-class, open source solution for organizations seeking to enhance business performance by integrating people, partners, information, applications, business services and processes in the value chain. The solution provides Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), application and business-process integration capabilities in a single, easy-to-consume enterprise distribution. The JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is the first comprehensive open source SOA product offering, designed to accelerate business execution within and across enterprises. The JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform can help enable greater business performance more simply, openly and cost-effectively than proprietary SOA platforms.

The JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is intended to maximize flexibility in a wide array of deployment scenarios from small-scale integration projects to enterprise-wide SOA integration. Built from leading open source projects such as JBoss ESB, JBoss jBPM and JBoss Rules, the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform offers a light-weight footprint and simple installation for low-cost operations. These leading open source projects bring the following capabilities to the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform:

  • JBoss ESB – application and service integration and mediation, transformation, registry
  • JBoss jBPM – service orchestration, workflow (human and service)
  • JBoss Rules – business policy and rule management and integration, message content-based routing leveraging rules

It also includes scalable clustering, JEE technologies and a highly customizable base to meet ever-changing enterprise needs. The platform combines SOA, enterprise application integration (EAI), business process and rule management (BPM) and event-driven architecture (EDA) technologies to integrate services and applications and automate business processes for improved business productivity. It is designed to aid organizations in improving and enhancing business execution by:

  • Simplifying application integration using a Service Oriented Architecture
  • Eliminating manual pain points from business processes – by automating formerly manual business activities
  • Reducing business processes error – through the reduction and elimination of unnecessary manual intervention in the business process
  • Creating better customer experiences – with fewer errors in data processing, enabling faster customer service delivery
  • Enhancing enterprise scalability and reliability – building on mature open source projects and providing clustering, fail-over and load balancing needed for best-of-breed SOA deployments

“Red Hat’s JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform enables enterprises to integrate applications and services, as well as streamline business processes more simply, openly and cost-effectively than with expensive, monolithic proprietary SOA platforms,” said Pierre Fricke, director, Product Line Management SOA Products for Red Hat. “The JBoss open source model drove leading-edge innovation in this next-generation SOA Platform that, when coupled with the JBoss subscription, adds significant business and IT value to enterprise SOA integration projects.”

“We used the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform to improve the timeliness and accuracy of service order fulfillment for our customers,” said Bryan Rank, vice president of Engineering at CADTEL Systems. “JBoss gave us the functionality that we required while providing us with the flexibility and security to modify the source code as needed, saving CADTEL around $500,000 per year in development costs.”

Compared to other offerings currently available, the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform allows for organizations to customize the platform deployment to suit their specific needs, including using the entire solution, its individual components and even integrate it with third-party open- and closed-source products and tools. Early adopters of the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform cut across a wide swath of industries including financial services, transportation, telecom, government and entertainment. Use cases include internal integration projects, business process automation and B2B integration.

The JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform also supports a growing ecosystem of SOA partners, including: Active Endpoints, Amberpoint, Information Builders and iWay Software, SeeWhy, SOA Software and Vitria Technology. These partners add value to JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform deployments with their governance, security, registry and repository, tools, business process automation and activity monitoring and enterprise adapter solutions.

Expected to be available by the end of February, the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform subscription includes certified product access, technical support that includes code upgrades, revisions and updates, customer support portal, documentation and long-term enterprise stability. More

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