5 posts categorized "redhat"


Red Hat Releases WebLogic to JBoss Migration Guide

Red Hat Consulting has released a migration guide for folks interested in moving off of WebLogic and onto JBoss. Nice to see the app server wars are heating up again.  


Red Hat OpenShift - New Free and Paid PaaS Cloud Services

Red Hat has launched Red Hat OpenShift (RHOS), a suite of cloud-based PaaS products.  Currently in developer preview, there are three different products, two of which are available now:

  • OpenShift Express - A free, cloud-based platform allowing you to deploy your PHP, Ruby, or Python (No Perl?) applications in a shared, multi-tenant model.  
  • OpenShift Flex - Geared towards higher end PHP and Java Enterprise Edition applications, OpenShift Flex follows more of a dedicated-hosting model.  It provides the developer with shell access and supports performance monitoring, versioning, auto-scaling, and supports jboss and tomcat.  This is not a free product.
  • OpenShift Power - Coming soon, this product allows you to deploy your custom-written Linux-based apps, both web-based and non-web based.  Quoting information taken directly from the Red Hat site, OpenShift Power "has an image configuration system, a scripting template system, an image library for re-using template, and a way to dynamically define multi-VM architectures that span clouds".

I want to stress a few things here.  OpenShift is presently targeting developers—the web site home page even stresses that "OpenShift is for developers who love to build on open source, but don't need the hassle of building and maintaining infrastructure."  There is no support yet for OpenShift infrastructure other than forums and Red Hat does not provide an SLA (yet) on these products.  In other words, use it now at your own risk.


Redhat vs. SpringSource: It Ain't Over!

Just when we thought that the great SpringSource vs. Everyone brawl had died down, Redhat returns with a new webinar taking aim directly at SpringSource and "other proprietary frameworks" titled: Java EE 6 and CDI: Moving away from the clutter of Spring and other frameworks.  There isn't much time to register as the webinar is on October 14, 2010 at 12 PM ET.

The abstract of the event is sure to ignite a fire in the hearts of Spring fans and advocates everywhere:  

"Java EE 6 standards and technologies, such as JSR 299 - Contexts & Dependency Injection (CDI), significantly reduce the complexity of earlier versions of J2EE.  Now, using Java EE can be even simpler and take much less time than using proprietary legacy frameworks such as Spring Framework."

Yes, not only is Spring proprietary but is a legacy technology as well!  Oh snap!