Red Hat is best known for its distribution of the Linux operating system, but the company's JBoss application server software has become one of its most significant products. This month the company launched JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, a new release of the middleware that the company said makes it easier for businesses to develop and deploy public and private cloud systems. The new release also supports multi-core servers and virtualized environments.
Red Hat also debuted JBoss Data Grid 6 software, the company's "big data solution" that's based on the JBoss Community Infinispan project. The software is used to implement large, transactionally aware data grid systems and helps businesses more easily scale application development for big data tasks.