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July 01, 2010

Red Hat Introduces JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.0

Organizations worldwide now have a flexible, open source alternative for building, deploying, integrating and managing on-premise and cloud-based applications.
Red Hat (News - Alert), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced the general availability of its next-generation portal solution, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.0, marking the next stage in Red Hat's goal of providing the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of middleware products.
'With JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat provides the middleware components necessary for organizations to standardize their application architecture with confidence using a flexible approach to accommodate user choice,' Craig Muzilla, VP and general manager for middleware, Red Hat said. 'JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.0 provides users the interaction capabilities necessary to build and deploy rich web-based applications.'
JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.0 is designed to reduce time and cost associated with creating, deploying and managing dynamic web presences. By injecting a series of features related to the JBoss Open Choice philosophy, such as the JBoss Portlet Bridge, applications and developer skills can more easily be leveraged into the portal without re-engineering.
'JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.0 in combination with the JBoss Portlet Bridge has allowed the development of the CITYTECH Reseller Portal custom portlets to take advantage of the well known Seam, JSF, and RichFaces frameworks rather than coding against the Portlet API. Because it is based on JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0, our JBoss and JEE expertise has transferred well, particularly in the areas of application deployment and administration, and we are confident that our application will be able to meet future scalability and performance requirements,' said Matt Van Bergen, CTO, CITYTECH. 'With the core application in place, we expect to rapidly add additional customer self service functionality with a reduced time to market.'
JBoss Open Choice is Red Hat's strategy to provide middleware that provides a lightweight, flexible architecture to support the greatest variety of programming models, languages and deployment options. JBoss Enterprise Middleware supports the choice of the developer and architect regardless of whether they are designing applications for Java Enterprise Edition, Spring Framework, Seam, Google (News - Alert) Web Toolkit, Ruby, Groovy, PHP and a host of other frameworks and programming choices.
Open source portals are gaining traction in the market, and according to the Gartner's (News - Alert) 'Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals' report, open source portal deployments are growing. The report states by 2011 around 15 percent of new enterprise portal projects in Global 2000 firms will use open-source horizontal portal frameworks. In addition, the report forecasts a shift in the dynamics of a horizontal portal market driven by the combination of enterprise-grade, open-source alternatives with cloud computing.
In addition to the JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.0, Red Hat is also announcing the availability of a Technical Preview of the JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Site Publisher, a rich web content management and workflow product to address an organization's web content needs, powered by eXo.
Red Hat and Mellanox (News - Alert) Technologies recently announced that Red Hat Enterprise MRG with the open Advanced Messaging Queuing Protocol (AMQP) standard and Red Hat Enterprise Linux achieved Ethernet-based data center fabric performance.

Trupti Kamath is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight

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