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Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Now Available on Amazon EC2

Beta of Successful Open Source Application Platform is the First Supported Java Application Server Available on Amazon EC2, Joi

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the beta availability of its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform as a solution within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Amazon EC2 is a simple web service that enables developers to obtain and configure compute capacity, in a completely elastic fashion and with minimal friction. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform offers an enterprise-class Java application server available on Amazon EC2.

As a continuance of the Enterprise Acceleration Initiative announced in February 2008 to help increase enterprise adoption of open source middleware, availability of the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform on Amazon EC2 is based on the growing importance of cloud computing as well the ever-increasing need for more processing power. With this announcement, developers, enterprises and startups have enhanced access to open source technologies for building, deploying and hosting enterprise Java applications and services on a Web-scale compute infrastructure with virtually unlimited capacity and pay-as-you-go pricing. This new offering significantly expands customer choice by providing users with access to a market-leading platform for innovative and scalable Java applications on the Amazon Web Services platform.

“The availability of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform on Amazon EC2 helps lower technology entry barriers to open source middleware while giving developers familiar solutions to use within the cloud,” said Aaron Darcy, director, product marketing at Red Hat. “As the first cloud-based Java application server, this offering underscores Red Hat’s position in cloud computing and advances JBoss as a leader in Java in the cloud.”

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is the second Red Hat solution to be offered through Amazon EC2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat’s leading open source operating system, was made available on-demand in November 2007.

“Developers using Amazon Web Services are looking for both cost-effective and scalable computing power that reduces time to market,” said Steve Rabuchin, director of developer relations and business development for Amazon Web Services. “With Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss now supported on Amazon EC2, organizations can take advantage of a leading Java application server to build, deploy and maintain enterprise-class applications.”

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform balances innovation with enterprise-class stability by integrating the most popular clustered Java EE application server with next-generation application frameworks. Built on open standards, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform integrates JBoss Application Server with JBoss Hibernate, JBoss Seam and other leading open source Java technologies from JBoss.org into a complete, simple enterprise solution for Java applications.

During the Red Hat Summit, attendees will be able to experience first-hand Red Hat solutions on Amazon EC2 in the Amazon-sponsored “Lab in the Clouds.” For more information on Red Hat’s cloud computing initiative, please visit http://www.redhat.com/solutions/cloud. For more news, more often, visit www.press.redhat.com.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world’s leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 50 satellite offices spanning the globe. CIOs have ranked Red Hat first for value in Enterprise Software for three consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat provides high-quality, low-cost technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.

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