Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today revealed details for the next phase of its application platform strategy and direction. Reinforcing its commitment to help customers respond to the latest technology trends while extending their existing investments, Red Hat is embracing the evolution of transformational technologies such as dynamic service fabric, cloud, NoSQL, mobile, and multi-language polyglot computing as part of its product strategy. To mark this evolution, Red Hat plans to enable broader developer access to the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform product, and will be holding an open election to select a new name for the JBoss Application Server community project.
This strategy aims to enable tighter collaboration between the global communities of Red Hat engineers, project contributors, customers and partners, allowing the technology to evolve more rapidly to meet the needs of developers and those deploying business-critical applications whether on-premises, in the cloud, or both.
Red Hat and its communities are driving open source and open standards-based application platforms in a number of new directions including:
Dynamic Service Fabric and Hybrid Cloud
Red Hat is continuing to drive the industry from the proprietary, monolithic application server architectures of the past to a dynamic, cloud-enabled service fabric that supports public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. In addition to providing advanced auto-scaling and provisioning by integrating into its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) platform, Red Hat’s hybrid cloud features provide choice and portability, and avoid lock-in to proprietary platforms or cloud vendors, providing customers freedom and flexibility.
Collaborating on NoSQL Development with 10gen and MongoDB
Building on the momentum of the Hibernate project, Red Hat has collaborated with 10gen, a leader in the NoSQL movement with its open source MongoDB database, to power the next generation of data-powered applications and establish consistent frameworks to increase the scalability and reliability of the next generation of cloud and mobile applications. Red Hat and 10gen have collaborated on Red Hat’s OpenShift PaaS since its launch in May 2011.