Open Source and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) are two phenomena that have become increasingly important for companies and governments in the past few years as a means to enable an adaptive IT infrastructure and to create the adaptive enterprise.
Well-known companies like Vodafone, the European Bank, Continental Airlines and governments in France, Denmark and the Netherlands have taken this path and reaped the benefits by choosing JBoss.
The term SOA has been described in various ways throughout the IT industry. Since 2001, however, widely acknowledged standards such Java as EE and webservices have enabled a new level of interoperability and SOAs. While many vendors have announced SOA initiatives and platforms, most implementations are dependent upon expensive, closed source platforms. And while there are a range of open source projects focused on the ‘piece parts’ of SOA, nothing exists to ensure these parts interoperate within a cohesive whole.
Red Hat directly addresses these issues with the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS), the open source platform for SOA. JEMS is an extensible and scalable suite of products for creating and deploying e-business applications. JEMS offers cutting-edge technology components which customers can mix-and-match and roll out into their line of business infrastructure - all at zero-cost software licenses.