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Jan 16 2009   4:00PM GMT

Overheard – JBoss is Red Hat’s golden goose

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Red Hat’s JBoss business is growing twice as fast as its Linux business, and it delivers $10 in consulting fees for every $1 in subscription revenue. This means that JBoss is much more interesting to Red Hat’s channel than Red Hat Enterprise Linux is. It also means that JBoss should be the foundation for Red Hat getting into the application business in earnest.

Matt Asay, Red Hat: JBoss growing twice as fast as Linux

JEMS is available from Red Hat through subscriptions that include certified software, support, updates and patches, documentation and multi-year maintenance policies.

Note: I’m starting to hear “cloud services” being called “middleware” again.  Cloud computing = middleware as a service (MaaS)?  I don’t think it’ll stick.  The acronym is pronounced Mass and will just remind the user that when his stuff is in the cloud and he’s given up all that control,  he’d better pray.

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