Red Hat Introduces JBoss Fuse and JBoss A-MQ to Help Enterprises Combat Inefficiencies Caused by Islands of Applications

Raleigh, NC - 12 March 2013

New products bring high-performance, mission-critical lightweight integration and messaging technologies based on Apache Camel and Active MQ to middleware portfolio

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has added Red Hat JBoss Fuse and Red Hat JBoss A-MQ to its enterprise middleware portfolio. The products are based on technologies acquired from FuseSource in Sept. 2012 and are designed to enhance Red Hat’s enterprise integration and messaging capabilities.

Integration plays a significant role in driving middleware technology adoption and is expected to continue to be front and center as external forces like mobile technology, social media and cloud infrastructure require integrated enterprise systems for improved efficiency and growth. Enterprises wrestling to overcome inefficiencies caused by islands of information—and the negative impact on customer service—can benefit from the advanced integration and messaging capabilities of Red Hat JBoss Fuse and Red Hat JBoss A-MQ.

Red Hat JBoss Fuse is a flexible open source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) based on popular Apache projects such as Camel, a versatile enterprise integration pattern framework, which enable faster time-to-solution integration implementations. Red Hat JBoss A-MQ is based largely on the Apache ActiveMQ project and provides a standards-based, high-performance messaging platform.

The addition of both products broadens Red Hat’s integration technology portfolio with proven and popular integration and messaging platforms and advances Red Hat’s vision for creating and empowering intelligent, integrated enterprises. New features shared by both products include:

  • Improved Developer Tooling: Fuse IDE and JBoss Developer Studio provide an intuitive, easy to use, drag-and-drop integration development environment.
  • Lightweight Architecture: Apache Karaf provides a lightweight container for application and component deployment.
  • Operational Efficiency: Fuse Fabric provides a centralized console for managing distributed containers, while JBoss Operations Network extends additional management and monitoring capabilities for Red Hat JBoss Middleware tools installed across the network.

Integration and messaging projects drive services and additional software value-add products for Red Hat’s network of systems integrator (SI) and independent software vendor (ISV) partners. By bolstering its product line in these areas, Red Hat further equips its partners to capture larger deals backed by a comprehensive portfolio of budget-friendly projects and services, and ultimately help businesses move closer to becoming intelligent, integrated enterprises.

Red Hat JBoss Middleware meets the broad range of development, deployment and integration requirements across on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments, providing cost-effective and open alternatives to more expensive, heavy-weight proprietary products.

Beta versions of Red Hat JBoss Fuse and Red Hat JBoss A-MQ are available today. Both products are scheduled for general availability in April.

Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat; “These technologies, and the dedicated communities behind them, bring to the table capabilities that we believe will define the future of enterprise integration and messaging. They are open, flexible, high-performing, lightweight and fully capable in cloud, on premise or hybrid computing environments. Introducing these products as part of the Red Hat JBoss Middleware family gives enterprises a way to use Camel and Active MQ with confidence and represents a significant and symbolic step toward realizing our vision of empowering customers to become intelligent, integrated enterprises.”

Stephen D. Hendrick, group vice president for application development and deployment research, IDC; “Middleware platforms are continually evolving to meet application needs. Especially important today is support for real-time messaging and integration as application development turns more social and mobile. Adding and assimilating messaging and integration capabilities in a middleware stack, like Red Hat is doing, allows customers to quickly and cost effectively integrate applications, data, and devices across the entire enterprise. Products like JBoss Fuse and JBoss A-MQ, that have open source roots, can be especially appealing to ecosystem partners because of the combined product support and licensing flexibility that is characteristic of open source derived products."

Joe Dickman, senior vice president, Vizuri; “These technologies deliver an enormous competitive edge for our clients by empowering them to integrate various systems more quickly and efficiently in a standard and compliant manner. We see high interest for mission-critical lightweight integration and messaging technologies, especially for Camel. These technologies are increasingly coming up as a top priority during client conversations. From a partner perspective, Red Hat is creating opportunities for us and our clients to deliver innovation and business value with these products.”

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