Red Hat has announced Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) on Microsoft Azure, enabling organizations to tap into the benefits of a cloud-based architecture for modernizing their existing Jakarta EE (previously Java EE) applications and building new ones on Azure.
As an open-source Jakarta EE-compliant application server, JBoss EAP offers Java developers powerful management and automation capabilities designed to improve productivity, and a lightweight architecture for building and deploying modern cloud-native applications.
By bringing JBoss EAP to Azure, Red Hat is easing the shift to the cloud and giving organizations greater choice and flexibility in how they plan for the future. Customers can bring existing applications to Azure—including JBoss EAP applications running on-premises or other Jakarta EE applications running on different application servers—choosing how they want to manage business critical, Java-based applications in the cloud.
Available as both a hosted and customer-managed offering, customers can run applications with JBoss EAP on Azure virtual machines (VMs) through the Azure Marketplace, or adopt a hosted JBoss EAP offering through Azure App Service (public preview), with flexible, on-demand pricing. For customers looking for container-based solutions, JBoss EAP is also supported on Azure Red Hat OpenShift.
JBoss EAP is now available as a native offering in Azure that comes fully configured and ready to run, and will also be available soon as a fully supported runtime in Azure App Service that is managed by Microsoft.