JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Cloud-ready, market-leading enterprise platform for next-generation, highly transactional enterprise Java applications

Building, deploying, and hosting enterprise Java™ applications and services? Want a more agile and flexible platform to help you go to market faster? Get the industry leader: Red Hat® JBoss® Enterprise Application Platform.



What you get

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform includes:

  • JBoss Application Server: The most widely used Java EE-certified app server on the market.

  • Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio: Everything you need to develop, test, and deploy rich web applications, enterprise applications, and service-oriented architecture (SOA) services.

  • Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit: A package of developer frameworks and tools to help speed productivity for web and mobile application development.

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform with Management additionally includes:

  • Red Hat JBoss Operations Network: A management platform providing monitoring, provisioning, and advanced management capabilities for your entire JBoss implementation.

Cloud-ready architecture

Based on the first Java EE server embedded in a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS),  JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 was created by Red Hat with the cloud in mind. We understand what it takes to deliver enterprise capabilities everywhere.

Updated modular archecture

Based on a services-driven set of components, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 simplifies how applications are deployed into different environments.

Flexible manageability

With JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, your enterprise can programmatically manage applications, automate these processes as you build, or integrate with your own management tools. And work seamlessly in your private cloud. It also provides domain management, which helps administrators manage multiple servers as one and support rolling deployments within the domain.

Highly efficient

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 has been optimized to work with both multicore and virtualized environments. This helps Red Hat provide an extremely low memory footprint and blazingly fast startup times. And we've focused more on resource usage and port management, simplifying the effort needed to deploy into virtualized environments.

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World-class developer productivity

JBoss has always been about about making developers more productive so they can deliver their applications more quickly. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 introduces new features that continue to extend that leadership.

Support for Java EE 6 and other popular frameworks

As a major contributor to Java EE, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform includes support for Java EE 6, which is a major step forward in developer productivity. It also supports a wide range of Java Virtual Machine (JVM)-based frameworks, including Spring, Struts, and GWT.

Upgraded JBoss components

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform includes many new and upgraded components to enhance the developer experience, including:

  • New versions of JBoss Hibernate®.
  • New components, like Arquillian, a powerful platform that simplifies integration testing for Java middleware.

Support for modern development tooling

JBoss has also enhanced its support for other open source development tools, like Maven and Hudson.

Enterprise-class performance and scalability

Performance-tuned from the start

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is a Java EE 6 application server platform that is performance-tuned from the start for highly transactional applications in mission-critical environments. You get all the features you need to effectively and efficiently build, run, and manage your enterprise applications.

Built-in enterprise features

Take advantage of integrated clustering and high-availability features for outstanding application performance. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is a proven foundation for highly scalable Java applications and services, with built-in features for:

  • Failover
  • Caching
  • Intelligent load balancing
  • Distributed deployment

Learn more:

  • Competitive analysis: Why choose JBoss Enterprise Middleware over IBM WebSphere Middleware?
  • Competitive analysis: Why choose JBoss Enterprise Middleware over Oracle Fusion Middleware?
  • Case study: Brazil’s Ministry Of Health Gains Greater Security And Reliability With Red Hat
  • Datasheet: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

More than just a low cost of entry

Flexible, future-friendly subscription model

What good is a cloud-ready application server if it requires a costly licensing migration to reap its value? The Red Hat subscription model not only takes up-front licensing out of the equation, it also gives you more flexibility as your architecture changes. 

Want to deploy in a public cloud like Amazon? No problem. Want to implement virtualization or run on a portion of your hardware architecture? We can do that.  It#39;s all part of the subscription model.

Best return on investment and support

It's not just less expensive, it's better. Independent studies show that JBoss middleware provides the greatest ROI in the industry. A recent IDC report stated that over a 3-year period, companies deploying JBoss Enterprise Application Platform generated an ROI of 569% and paid back their initial investment in less than 6 months after the platform was fully deployed.

Additionally, JBoss provides better customer support than traditional proprietary middleware vendors. In surveys conducted by Velociti Partners for 5 years running, JBoss middleware has consistently beat WebSphere and WebLogic middleware on customer support satisfaction.


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JBoss Operations Network

Full management and control

For enterprise-wide management, get JBoss Operations Network (JBoss ON) to control, administer, and proactively manage all of your development testing and deployment environments.

JBoss ON gives IT operations a single, centralized, easy-to-use graphical management and administration tool for all types of Java application workloads. It lets you:

  • Inventory resources, from the operating system to applications.
  • Control and audit your application configurations to standardize deployments.
  • Manage, monitor, and tune your applications for improved visibility, performance, and availability.
  • Coordinate the many stages of the application lifecycle.
  • Improve operational efficiency and reliability.

Middleware and Application Services

Red Hat Consulting#39;s Middleware and Application Consulting Practice specializes in open-standard architecture strategy, design, integration, and development; legacy-modernization services; and JBoss Enterprise Middleware services.

Red Hat Middleware and Application Services:

  • Deliver vast experience with JBoss enterprise products.
  • Offer full lifecycle development, including open source integration and hybrid design services.
  • Drive open source processes and governance.
  • Mitigate risk through a modified agile systems development approach.

JBoss Enterprise Middleware training

Introductory or advanced, administration or development, Red Hat offers JBoss Enterprise Middleware expertise in its industry-recognized education program. Get the best return on your JBoss investment. Train with Red Hat.


Contact Red Hat Sales

Contact Red Hat Sales to learn more about, get an evaluation copy of, or purchase JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

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