Red Hat Expands Java Support in the Cloud

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is releasing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) 8, introducing security enhancements, improved cloud workflow tools, and compatibility with Jakarta EE 10, contributing to streamlined application modernization for customers and continued support for enterprise Java application development.

Designed for the flexibility of the open hybrid cloud, JBoss EAP features a modular architecture that starts services only as they are required. The low memory footprint and fast startup times make JBoss EAP an ideal solution for all types of environments where efficient resource utilization is a priority, such as Red Hat OpenShift, according to the company.

JBoss EAP 8 builds on the lightweight, cloud-native capabilities of Red Hat JBoss EAP 7 to improve developer productivity, reduce operational overhead, and ease the path towards modernization. Some of the advancements customers can take advantage of in the latest version include:

  • Jakarta EE 10 support enables customers to benefit from the functionality provided by current versions of the Jakarta EE APIs. With this release, companies can extend the life cycle of their enterprise Java applications.
  • Improved provisioning tools empower developers and operations teams to manage and optimize the deployment of their Jakarta EE applications on all deployment targets, including bare metal, virtual machines, cloud, and Red Hat OpenShift.
  • Security enhancements introduce native support for OpenID Connect and remove legacy security frameworks, making it easier to integrate JBoss EAP with OpenID Connect compliant platforms.

According to the Eclipse Foundation’s 2023 Jakarta EE Developer Survey, an increasing number of companies are using certified Jakarta EE platforms to run business critical applications.

JBoss EAP 8 enables customers to extend the product life cycle for these applications through a simplified path to migrate from earlier releases or from other Jakarta EE platforms. This also gives customers the ability to further take advantage of cloud native platforms like Red Hat OpenShift while continuing to receive support for their applications.

“Application modernization continues to be a top priority for customers. Red Hat JBoss EAP 8 delivers enhancements that provide upgraded security integration and reduce operational overhead, enabling customers to not only extend the product life cycle for modern applications, but to take advantage of cloud native platforms that provide a connected foundation for applications to run seamlessly across environments,” said Joe Fernandes, vice president and GM, hybrid cloud platforms, Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss EAP 8 is now generally available.

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