I've been reading a lot about Red Hat products lately and being interested in cloud and such since some years now, it's pretty obvious for me to look into the cloud offerings from Red Hat in more detail. Arun did a great overview about JBoss xPaaS back in April this year and I thought it might be time to not only give you an overview but also point you to all the relevant information that interested developers need to know about. If I missed something, or your stuck somewhere, don't forget to reach out to me and let me know!
xPaaS= aPaaS, iPaaS, bpmPaaS, dvPaaS, mPaaS + OpenShift
A very tiny little overview to get you up to speed. To make it simple, JBoss xPaaS services is another name for having all the powerful capabilities of JBoss Middleware available as a cloud based services, ready for use on OpenShift. A main differentiator to others is, that it is not just a bunch of services with little to know integration. It is a complete set of pre-build and ready to use integrated services.
For those interested why it is called xPaaS: Gartner uses the term xPaaS to describe the whole spectrum of specialized middleware services that can be offered as PaaS. Red Hat has the complete implementation.
More basic information:
- JBoss xPaaS Services at OpenShift (openshift.com/xpaas)
- Official Landing Page (red.ht/xpaas)
- Red Hat Summit JBoss Middleware Keynote (youtube.com)
- Mark Little about xPaaS (community.jboss.org)
- Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for On-Premise Application Platforms (Press Release, Gartner Report)
- Fuse Getting Started Guide
- Fuse Quickstart
- Data Virtualization Getting Started Guide
- Data Virtualization Quickstart
- How to Use Rules and Events to Drive JBoss BRMS Cool Store for xPaaS
- Developer Materials on jboss.org
- Feedback and Support
- Official Product Documentation
- AeroGear Quickstart on OpenShift