Substantial widening of the JOnAS developer community
Innovative clustering enhancements for ultimate scalability
24/7 enterprise-class support options available from Bull
On March 12, OW2, the leading consortium in open source middleware, founded through the merger between ObjectWeb and OrientWare, announced the release of JOnAS 4.8 Enterprise Edition (EE), a new version of its flagship application server.
Already deployed in production for thousands of enterprises and government applications worldwide, JOnAS fulfils the needs of organizations seeking to deploy open and robust J2EEbased application services, while benefiting from the low TCO and the innovations of a leading international open source software community.
Widening the JOnAS community, innovative clustering enhancements and enterprise class support
In addition to the strong growth taking place within the JOnAS community, JOnAS 4.8 EE incorporates many innovations.
Widening of the development community. With increased levels of collaboration on the part of the OrientWare consortium (including Peking University) and from Brazil (including Unifor), the JOnAS community is expanding to welcome many new contributors. This extended community will accelerate JOnAS development, and multiply production deployments in Asia and in America. This large developer base is quite unique, and guarantees JOnAS users will benefit from a truly open application server, developed by a large international community, without any risk of user lock-in.
Innovative clustering enhancements. With 4.8 EE, JOnAS is extending its top level clustering and administration mechanisms even further to ensure scalability and high availability. Innovations include dynamic clustering, enhancements for generating an entire cluster configuration, EJB horizontal replication, cluster management and monitoring, cluster registry view, cluster daemon, and remote control from the JOnAS Admin console. In addition, the release includes a Thread Management Framework (for thread monitoring and control) and a Fractal Deployment Framework (to deploy JOnAS software). Further clustering management and monitoring features will be developed in the future through the OW2 JASMINe project.
Enterprise class support. Available in open source under LGPL license, JOnAS 4.8 EE can be downloaded and installed free of charge by any enterprise, and benefit from the support of the community. For organizations seeking enterprise-class, 24/7 guaranteed support, industry-grade support can be provided by Bull at a worldwide level, under the scope of the Bull Open Energy offer. The first JOnAS Enterprise Edition, JOnAS 4.8 will notably benefit from a 3-year support option from Bull. As a result, JOnAS 4.8 EE offers users all the advantages of an independent, open source application server, plus the full range of industrial support options required by the most demanding organizations.
An open, powerful foundation for Service Oriented Architectures
As the foundation for a more global middleware suite delivered within the OW2 consortium and many ISV partners around the world, JOnAS holds a key position as a cornerstone for Service Oriented Architecture. It offers a large-scale solution ecosystem, that includes the EasyBeans EJB3 container, the Bonita workflow manager, the Orchestra BPEL engine, the Exoplatform portal and the Petals Enterprise Service Bus, among many other solutions.
More information on:
the new JOnAS project web site
JOnAS training and support services, which are provided under the terms of Bull’s Open Energy offer
Founded in January 2007 as a result of the merger of ObjectWeb and OrientWare communities, OW2 is an independent industry consortium dedicated to developing open source code middleware, and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. Building on the legacy of ObjectWeb and OrientWare, OW2 federates more than one hundred organizations and 6,000 developers in Europe, Asia and the Americas. OW2 hosts over one hundred technology Projects, including Lomboz, Sync4j, eXo Platorm, XWiki, SpagoBI and JOnAS. OW2 has launched market-driven Initiatives, such as the ESB/SOA Initiative and the Business Intelligence Initiative, which combine projects to facilitate their implementation by systems integrators, OEMs and end-users. A typical global open-source organization, OW2 aims to bring together grassroots communities across all continents through Local Chapters.
To find out more about OW2, visit their website