Red Hat JBoss Unveils its Latest Beta Version of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

By CIOReview | Monday, January 25, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: JBoss, by Red Hat, an enterprise open source middleware, unveils latest beta version of Enterprise Application Platform – EAP 7 to offer a foundation for enterprise Java applications to flourish in the realm of DevOps, cloud, containers, and micro services, reports Joe Fay for The Register.

The key features of the latest version include: Support for Java EE 7 Full Platform and Web Profile standards, SE 8 & web services standards, a highly scalable Web-server – Undertow (default web server in the Wildfly Application Server.), port reduction, Messaging Consolidation and Backwards Compatibility with EAP 6, Security services, including Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) and pluggable authentication modules (PAM), Additional administration and monitoring features are available using JBoss Operations Network. Leveraging Undertow, EAP 7 is configured to function as a built-in front end load balancer proxying requests to backend EAP 7 nodes using HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and AJP (Apache JServ Protocol) Cluster protocols.

EAP 7 also includes enhancements designed to maximize productivity and web-scale applications. It is optimized for containers and cloud environments as it features a low-memory footprint for higher density deployments, faster startup, and network port utilization. The latest version has several administration and management updates to serve both new and experienced administrators to discover information and execute tasks quickly. It also enhances management command line interface (CLI) functionality by giving administrators the ability to see logging information, configure subsystems, and manage JBoss EAP servers’ offline without having a running server. The new server suspend mode in EAP 7, gracefully shut down (time out) servers only after completing in-flight transactions.