Red Hat’s JBoss middleware division is now previewing the next generation of its Java middleware. JBoss AS 7 (Application Server) is currently in beta, providing developers and enterprise with an opportunity to see the future of Red Hat’s middleware server technology.
A key part of JBoss release is a modular service container to help combat middleware bloat. Modularity also helps to optimize the platform, so only needed services are running. Badani noted that JBoss developers have also been aggressive in the area of memory management. The overall goal is to create a leaner platform that starts faster and is more efficient.
“What we’re doing is putting a lot more intelligence in the application platform itself,”Ashesh Badani, Senior Director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat told InternetNews.com. “In the past, people had to have tuning guides to optimize performance, and now the AS platform does its own optimizations.”