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JBoss Opens Up Messaging, Web Servers
Open source company JBoss Inc. added messaging projects for service-oriented architecture (SOA) on Monday in an effort to boost the company's JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS) into the enterprise market.
JBoss Messaging, a standards-based messaging platform, aims to help enterprises communicate via computers. JBoss Web Server provides Web server capabilities for Apache Tomcat and JBoss Application users.
Both software infrastructures are aimed at customers who want to create applications. JBoss Messaging and JBoss Web Server are free to download under the Lesser General Public License (LGPL), and are alternatives to middleware offered by BEA Systems Inc. and IBM Corp.
JBoss Messaging 1.0 uses messaging core capable of supporting large SOAs, enterprise service buses (ESB) and other integration needs ranging from simple to sophisticated networks, the company said.
Since the software is free, revenue will come from subscription services, such as training, consulting and support, said Shaun Connolly, vice president of product management at JBoss. "Previously that middleware function was built into our applications server," he said. "Unlike proprietary vendors that package functions into a black box, our approach is to provide functions in a plug-and-play fashion to let companies mix and match."
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