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JBoss Group and IONA announce strategic alliance
- 09 December, 2003 11:05
<p>Sydney, Australia – 9 December 2003 – JBoss Group LLC, provider of the most popular Java-based application server, and IONA® (NASDAQ: IONA), a world leader in high-performance integration solutions for mission critical IT environments, have announced a strategic alliance. Under the agreement, IONA and JBoss Group will collaborate to offer customers enterprise-level services including consulting, training and support for the JBoss® application server. The partnership also certifies IONA as a JBoss Authorised Service Partner.</p>
<p>The strategic alliance will help JBoss Group accelerate the adoption of the JBoss application server at a time when open source is becoming an increasingly attractive option for enterprise customers, while providing IONA the opportunity to forge new enterprise-level relationships within those organisations. The alliance offers customers a compelling value proposition, bringing together IONA's expertise in solving and supporting the integration needs of the world's most complex and highly distributed enterprise systems, with the industry's most popular open source application server.</p>
<p>"We are delighted to partner with IONA, recognising the significant value IONA brings to customers,” said Marc Fleury, founder and president of JBoss Group. “IONA is extremely capable of supporting the JBoss platform in complex, heterogeneous mission-critical environments, which will help give many enterprise customers the assurances they need to develop and deploy on the JBoss platform."</p>
<p>Said Rob Mills, managing director of IONA, ANZ and ASEAN: “Software frameworks that cost huge sums up front and which lock customers into proprietary architectures in the long term are a thing of the past. JBoss and IONA can now offer enterprises an opportunity to lower their costs of implementation and support for their J2EE application server platforms without introducing elements of risk. J2EE is an extremely important technology for today's enterprise and will continue to play a major role in the future of application development.”</p>
<p>As part of the alliance, IONA will offer a range of enterprise-level consultancy, training and support options to the JBoss community. Support offerings can be bundled with IONA's current Enterprise Level Support agreements for its Orbix® and Artix™ families of integration products or on a stand-alone basis for JBoss customers. IONA will leverage the JBoss Group back-office support structure for a complete coverage for customers.</p>
<p>"The alliance is a strategic move for both JBoss Group and IONA," said Pierre Fricke, executive vice-president, Web Application Infrastructure, D H Brown Associates. "This will stengthen JBoss in the enterprise market and enable new services that take advantage of IONA's enterprise integration expertise. Together, they are increasing the competitiveness of the J2EE platform."</p>
For more than a decade, IONA® Technologies (NASDAQ: IONA) has been a world leader in delivering high-performance integration solutions for enterprise IT environments. IONA pioneered standards-based integration with its CORBA-based Orbix® product family. The Artix™ product family, IONA's new generation of integration solutions, extends IONA's commitment to service-oriented industry standards, including web services.
IONA is committed to technology leadership and architectural focus. With its partners, IONA is the only company that can deliver now on the promise of service-oriented integration, making it possible for customers to achieve system longevity and agility at a significantly lower cost.
IONA's customers include Global 2000 companies in telecommunications, financial services, aerospace, and manufacturing, including AT&T, Verizon, BellSouth, Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom, Hong Kong Telecom, NTT, Bank of Montreal, Merrill Lynch, Winterthur Insurance and Boeing. Australian customers include Macquarie Bank, Vodafone, Telstra and the Department of Defence. Overseas customers with local branches include Credit Suisse and Zurich Insurance.
IONA is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with US headquarters in Massachusetts and offices worldwide. For additional information about IONA, visit our web site at http://www.iona.com.</p>
<p>IONA, IONA Technologies, the IONA logo, Orbix, High Performance Integration, Artix, Mobile Orchestrator and Making Software Work Together are trademarks or registered trademarks of IONA Technologies PLC and/or its subsidiaries. J2EE is a trademark or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc in the United States and other countries. CORBA is a trademark or registered trademark of the Object Management Group, Inc in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks that may appear herein are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>About JBoss Group
JBoss Group LLC is dedicated to delivering on the vision of Professional Open Source. The company brings together core developers of the JBoss application server and related open source technologies, such as Tomcat, Hibernate and JGroups, to provide expert production and development support, training, consulting, and documentation. JBoss has been downloaded more than four million times since its release in 2001, making it the most popular standards-compliant, Java-based application server in the industry. Companies such as BASF, Corporate Express, EA Games, LeapFrog, MCI and Nielsen Media Research use JBoss in production. Partners offering JBoss alongside or embedded in their products include Apple, Borland and webMethods. JBoss Group has headquarters in Atlanta, Ga, and Neuchâtel, Switzerland. For additional information, please visit www.jbossgroup.com
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