will offer enterprise customers consulting, training and support for JBoss Group’s open-source, Java-based application server effective today.
The pact has been under discussion since late summer and is part of Atlanta-based JBoss Group’s strategy of working with partners, JBoss Group spokeswoman Nathalie Mason-Fleury told internetnews.com. It is open-ended.
JBoss Group believes large corporate customers will be more likely to deploy its J2EE
And then there’s Iona’s customer list, which includes a slew of global 2000 companies, including telecommunications vendors, financial services, aerospace and manufacturing giants.
JBoss Group was founded in 1999 by CEO Marc Fleury and a team of developers. It now boasts and average of 250,000 downloads per month, which it says gives it bragging rights to the most downloaded Java-based appliation server in the industry.
For its part, Iona gains a product that is seeing interest among large customers who may be considering dumping license deals with vendors of proprietary systems.
Dublin-based Iona also becomes a certified JBoss Authorized Service Partner as a result of the deal. The firm will offer support in two ways: bundled with its current enterprise level support agreements for its Orbix and Artix families of integration products; or on a stand-alone basis for JBoss customers.
Iona can tap into the JBoss Group back office support system for a complete coverage for customers. Iona will essentially handle first-level support for the product.