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CRN: IBM Software Chief Defends WebSphere Against JBoss

Apr 11, 2003, 21:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elizabeth Montalbano)

"IBM's top software executive said Thursday that the position of IBM WebSphere as one of the leading Java application servers in the market is in no way threatened by open-source application servers such as JBoss.

"Speaking to reporters at IBM's developerWorks Live conference here, Steve Mills, vice president and group executive for the IBM Software Group, defended WebSphere when questioned about some industry analysts' claims that JBoss, an open-source J2EE application server, is putting revenue pressure on application servers such as WebSphere and BEA Systems' WebLogic.

"Mills said open-source Java application servers such as JBoss and The Apache Software Foundation's Tomcat are not designed to handle the type of high-transactional processing that WebSphere Application Server is and, therefore, are not in a position to take market share away from IBM..."

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