4 JBoss Middleware Success Stories

JBoss Middleware is an open-source suite of middleware solutions from Red Hat. The suite has attracted many customers for its cloud compatibility, lightweight footprint, flexibility, and strong technical support.

Businesses both large and small are taking notice of JBoss Middleware, and they’re seeing real results. Need some ideas about how you can implement JBoss Middleware within your own organization? Here’s a look at four success stories from companies who’ve adopted JBoss Middleware.

1. Sprint saves millions to fund IT innovation

Sprint, of course, is a telecommunications giant operating within the United States. Several years ago, the firm was locked into using the Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere middleware platforms, which were both proprietary and pricey to support and maintain. Eventually, Sprint was faced with a choice: either undergo an expensive upgrade or switch middleware platforms.

By moving to JBoss EAP, Sprint projected that it would save $4 million every year on license and maintenance costs. Red Hat provided support and training courses throughout the migration to make the transition as seamless as possible. Once installed, the open-source code base received rave reviews from developers, who appreciated having more control over the company’s infrastructure.

“The standards that Sprint has created with Red Hat Consulting have provided our applications with the fundamental enterprise architecture framework that will allow them to have more flexibility, and less dependency on expensive, closed source technologies in the future,” said Jamie Williams, director of IT middleware at Sprint.

Related: Click here to download the JBoss Sprint case study

2. Roche IT delivers pharmaceutical apps faster

Roche is a Swiss healthcare company that provides pharmaceuticals and diagnostics to customers worldwide. The company’s previous middleware solution was aging and also required the use of the manufacturer’s complete stack, which led to higher costs and lower flexibility.

Migrating to JBoss EAP allowed Roche to liberate itself from this vendor dependency. The company was able to automate its software deployment processes, releasing applications in days instead of weeks. What’s more, from its headquarters in Madrid, Roche’s IT department can now remotely manage all the company’s data centers in Europe and the U.S.

“With the current platform, we can choose the Red Hat technologies we need and combine them with solutions from other providers, giving us even more functionality,” said Justo Stoll, domain head of integration, middleware, and application services at Roche. “Now, we can create our own infrastructure, mixing technology and solutions.”

Related: 3 Benefits of Switching to Red Hat’s JBoss EAP

3. Novamedia reduces website deployment time from days to minutes

Novamedia is a specialist marketing agency that runs lotteries for charitable organizations in Europe. The company needs to launch dozens of websites every year as part of its operations, which requires them to collaborate with the charities’ IT teams. However, their existing solution made it difficult for external users to have access.

After a thorough search, Novamedia chose Red Hat JBoss Fuse to build a public API that could support large datasets and a variety of computers and mobile devices. This has eased collaboration immensely, allowing new websites to be deployed in minutes rather than days. In addition, Novamedia has doubled the number of transactions per hour it can handle, from 20 thousand to 40 thousand.

“We have looked at other vendors, but the experience we have with Red Hat and the quality of its consultants and architects is of a really high level,” said Dharminder Dibisarun, IT advisor concern director at Novamedia. “The relationship has developed into a partnership and helped us to identify a unique solution.”

Related: Read our technical review of five Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) tools

4. Genfare gives transit agencies and riders innovative payment technology

Genfare is a transportation solutions provider that builds bus fare collection solutions for mass transit systems in North America. In recent years, the company has seen more cities and riders ask for digitized payment solutions such as smart tickets and mobile payments, requiring them to modernize in order to keep up with demands.

In collaboration with Red Hat, Genfare introduced the Genfare Link cloud-based platform, which included support for a number of different payment methods. Using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, the fare collection devices on buses can be in constant contact with back-end servers.

“With our Red Hat platform, we have the reliability and high availability we need to handle our increasing volume of transactions,” said Tim Giometti, director of software engineering at Genfare. “We also have the ability to scale our solution out to many different customers. It’s a comprehensive end­-to­-end solution.”

Final Thoughts

Finding the right middleware solution is definitely no simple task – but the many benefits of JBoss Middleware might make the choice a little bit easier. Whatever your company’s size, goals, needs, or motivations, JBoss Middleware can help put you on the path to success.

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