Red Hat emphasises cloud focus in JBoss EAP
In the lead-up to this year's Red Hat Summit, Red Hat has released version 6.1 of its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP). Like its predecessor, the platform is based on version 7 of the Java application server JBoss; it supports the Java EE 6 platform as well as frameworks such as Spring and Struts. JBoss EAP also works with tools including the Google Web Toolkit (GWT), Maven, Eclipse Hudson and Red Hat-sponsored technologies such as Hibernate and Arquillian.
As with the previous version, a major focus is on use in private and public clouds. Red Hat has coined the term open hybrid cloud to describe its activities in this sphere. New features include functions for distributed management of cloud systems and in-memory message replication, principally aimed at Red Hat's in-house platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering OpenShift. It has also added a nine new "quickstarts" to help developers get productive with the various newer technologies in EAP.