3 Benefits of Switching to Red Hat’s JBoss EAP

JBoss EAP is a Java-based application server and runtime. When compared to proprietary servers like Oracle’s WebLogic and IBM’s WebSphere, JBoss EAP offers the same features for less than a tenth of the cost. When compared to other open source java servers, JBoss EAP stands out by having excellent support for common enterprise practices and specifications.

Here are just a few of the things JBoss EAP has to offer:

  • Persistence and object relational mapping (ORM) using Hibernate
  • Web service support for JAX-WS, JAX-RPC, and others
  • Caching, clustering, and high availability backed by Infinispan
  • Web developer tools such as JSF, JSP, and servlets
  • Security services, such as Java Authentication, and Authorization Service (JAAS) and pluggable authentication modules (PAM)
  • Message queue support from HornetQ
  • System monitoring and administration via the JBoss Operations Network (JON)
  • Modular classloading to simplify dependency management

Considering a switch to JBoss EAP? Here are three benefits you will realize:

1. Simplified setup

Since JBoss already supports the majority of enterprise features straight out of the box, the process of configuration, deployment, and administration is greatly simplified. In addition to the features mentioned, JBoss EAP builds are tested, validated, and supported by Redhat.

Setting up a feature like high availability mode with clustering and distributed sessions can require somewhat complicated design and setup. JBoss EAP saves time with its high availability mode. This allows users to get a server cluster up, and running simply by providing a handful of basic configuration parameters.

2. Spend more time making products

JBoss EAP allows teams to spend more time making products and less time on administration and troubleshooting. Enterprise Java developers often employ a wide variety of frameworks and technologies to create their applications. As a result, teams end up spending significant amounts of time just stitching all the pieces together into the same system. JBoss allows developers to reclaim this lost time and spend it making products.

3. Save money and resources

As mentioned above, JBoss EAP will save you time – your most valuable resource. When you’re saving time, you’re saving money; developers aren’t cheap. Their efforts are better spent creating products than troubleshooting between disparate tools.

For example, PinkRoccade, a Dutch provider of business software, reduced their costs by more than 30% with JBoss EAP. Thanks to JBoss EAP, PinkRoccade’s IT team of 30 people can now develop faster, which increases productivity, and responsiveness.

With Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, we can accelerate application development while maintaining enterprise-class performance, security, and scalability.” – Ferry Dekker, PinkRoccade Local Government

Related: PinkRoccade reduces costs by more than 30% with Red Hat

Final thoughts

If Java application servers are critical to your business, you probably shouldn’t gamble with your company’s future by using unsupported solutions. That being said, you probably shouldn’t let your company get taken to the cleaners by expensive proprietary solutions, either. Consider JBoss EAP, an open source server that is tested and supported by experts at a fraction of the cost of proprietary servers.

As the leading Red Hat middleware partner in North America, Shadow-Soft has helped many customers migrate to JBoss EAP. If you would like to learn more about what JBoss EAP can do for you, contact us today.

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