JBoss Application Server is worlds one of the best Application Server which is a leader in the open source world. It allows it’s users to adopt various useful frameworks, IDEs, Specifications and functionality with a reliable and steady system to work with and to achieve the high availability and best performance, Without and vendor locking on a very very less budget compared to other so called Application Servers present in the market.

The JBoss Application Server (JBossAS7) combines the leading open source Java application server, And with the award-winning Hibernate persistence engine, and the innovative and most powerful JBoss Seam framework into a single integrated, tested, and certified platform for Java applications. It provides us a lots of features which are most demanded by the real world like it’s a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE6) 6.0 features such as Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 (EJB3.1), JavaServer Faces (JSF2.0) and the new CXF Web Services Stack,Hibernate, JBoss Transactions, Infinispan, Iron Jacamar, RESTEasy, Weld, HornetQ, JGroups, JBoss Logging, Mojarra, Apache CXF, and more can be used immediately with the Application Platform.

So as always Middleware Magic would surely help you guys to make a smooth migration from Weblogic to JBoss, which is before, during and after the process.

Why to Migrate from WebLogic to JBoss ?

There are a lots and lots of features present in the JBoss which attracts the users and middleware administrators to use it fully. Red Hat is a Support backbone for this great Server which provides JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) which is much more stable release of the community version of JBoss. EAP versions are tested/certified in various platforms/Databases/Operating Systems/JVMs so that the enterprise users can use it till it’s extent.

In Business/Operations Prospective

  • Low cost compared to all other application servers with more reliability powered by community.
  • You can get the ability for distributing JBoss servers with application to your customers.
  • Easy auditing of data, hence less downtime which gives more business.
  • Elegant administration with easy CLI and console utilities, hence less cost invested for admins.
  • Provides a great customization facilities to the admins compared to other application servers.
  • Cloud computing, it is one of the best application server which is cloud ready. Very easy integration with OpenShift http://www.facebook.com/openshift
  • Ocean of best community projects which makes it up to date with the latest technologies to fulfil the changing demands of it’s users.
  • Amazing tools for JBoss Developers in form Of JBDS (http://www.jboss.com/products/devstudio/) and JBoss Tools (http://www.jboss.org/tools)

RedHat JBoss Support is a best Support Why?

Simply RedHat Subscription model is always much much better than WebLogic Licensing Model….know more from the following video:

RedHat Subscription Model … over the WebLogic Licensing Model

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RedHat sells subscriptions which gets renewed every year by the customers….
So Customers have the great flexibility to choose and pay for what they want.
RedHat proves it self better and better so that te subscribers of redhat never leaves RedHat… Where as the licensing model is just like a BONDAGE means once you have purchased license you are bound to use it even if you don’t get better services.

In Technical Prospective of JBoss AS7

  • Blazingly fast (i.e. less then 3′s start-up)
  • It has a support for mobile applications
  • Modularized class loading to make the life of admins easier.
  • Most light weight and fastest server in the world of middleware.
  • Hot, parallel deployment
  • Domain management for centralized control in Multi server environment
  • First class components like Iron Jacamar, RESTEasy, Weld, HornetQ, JGroups, CXF, Mojarra
  • JBoss application server, fully integrated with Hibernate and Seam
  • Embedded Apache Tomcat Container (Which is very easy to use and tune)
  • Improved caching, clustering and transaction capabilities
  • Complete web services stack (CXF as default)
  • Support for the full range of EE 6 services
  • Allows CDI Injection
  • Bean validation
  • Best debugging utilities and tools with embedded log4j features.
  • Support for both traditional application programming interfaces (APIs) and Java EE APIs
  • Great security support with modern and reliable/robust projects like PicketLink/Picket Box.

So overall what do you get ?

  1. Better performance
  2. More features
  3. Better service and support http://www.jboss.com/pdf/customer_satisfaction.pdf
  4. Lower annual support and licensing fee

JBoss Vs WebLogic Cost Comparision Formula

JBoss EAP Vs WebLogic Server Cost = = = http://www.redhat.com/promo/eap_calculator/


JBoss EPP Vs WebLogic Portal Cost = = = http://www.redhat.com/promo/epp_calculator

The above link provides a calculator which compares the ongoing subscription costs of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform (EPP) Premium with Management And JBoss Enterprise Application Platform to the upfront license and ongoing support/maintenance costs of Oracle WebLogic Portal/WebLogic Server and IBM WebSphere Portal/IBM WebSphere Server.
Pricing models for IBM WebSphere and Oracle WebLogic are highly dependent on both the number of processor cores as well as the type of processor core in use. Please review the instructions for each comparison to ensure the correct IBM Processor Value Units (PVUs) and Oracle Core Factors are being used.
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What JBoss is All About ?

JBoss has a huge set of products which is provided by Red Hat which are amazingly reliable with High Availability and production ready components and frameworks, in the middleware world like :

  • JBoss Operations Network (community release known as RHQ)
  • JBoss Enterprise WebServer (contains httpd and tomcat5/6)
  • JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform (JBoss EPP built on Gatin)
  • JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform (allows ESB, Drools, WebServices kind of business components)
  • Data Service Platform
  • Business Rules Management System (BRMS)
  • JBoss Developers Studio (for easy development)
  • And a Lot More products….

So with this great Application Server we are going to start a new Series of Articles Now which will help the Middleware Admins to easily migrate from various application servers like WebLogic to JBoss.

In this series we will mainly focus on the following component migrations from

Things to know before migration:

Now just migrating to JBoss does not solves all your issue, to make sure you overcome these issues after migration few things have to kept in mind before and during the migration process like

  1. Make sure you choose the Enterprise Application Platform to get the full support from Red Hat.
  2. Choose the correct JBoss version to migrate for you application.
  3. Check the supported versions in terms of (JVM, Java/J2ee technologies, etc)
  4. JBoss is always on for improvements hence check this -  How can I be always updated !!!
  5. Quick start
  6. Contribute to Quick start

WebLogic to JBoss Migration With Practical Examples

  1. WebServer Migration from WebLogic to JBoss
  2. JMS Migration from WebLogic to JBoss
  3. DataSource/JDBC system.subsystem migration from WebLogic to JBoss – Coming Soon
  4. Web Service Migration from WebLogic to JBoss – Coming Soon
  5. Web Application Migration from WebLogic to JBoss – Coming Soon
  6. EJB Migration from WebLogic to JBoss
  7. Custom MBean based Application Migration from WebLogic to JBoss. – Coming Soon
  8. Miscellaneous components migration from WebLogic to JBoss. – Coming Soon

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The above series is coming soon…. Stay Tuned.

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