On Monday Red Hat will release it first Java Application Server at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco. This is an effort to broaden their business beyond the Linux OS.
Red Hat Application Server will be sold on a subscription basis with services and support, in a similar pricing model to that which Red Hat uses for its Linux OS, according to the sources. Pricing is likely to also be announced Monday.
The software is based on JOnAS (Java Open Application Server), an open source application server developed by ObjectWeb, a nonprofit middleware consortium in Europe. It incorporates the Apache Software Foundation's Tomcat Java servlet engine and Struts, a software framework for building Java Web applications, the sources said.