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Open Source and Mission Critical: The Linux Application Server Landscape

Jul 20, 2007, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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" Your research says that intense competition exists between JBoss and IBM's WebSphere Application Server Community Edition. What do IT managers need to know about the difference between the two?

"Michael Dortch: Those are the fastest-growing open source application servers out there.

"Ever since--and especially since--Red Hat bought JBoss, they've been able to position it to be much more competitive with WebSphere Community Edition. Red Hat customers should note that the company has expanded its position as a platform provider, not just an operating system provider. And they're not just expanding their business with an application server but the entire platform stack as well. There's more of a WebSphere angle to what they're doing today. When talking to IBM, they are very hot to go after JBoss..."

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