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Rackspace, JBoss Partner to Deliver Managed Hosting Solution for Java

Rackspace Named JBoss' First Certified Hosting Partner

Rackspace Managed Hosting and JBoss, have announced a partnership agreement to create Intensive Hosting for Linux – JBoss Edition, the first and only managed Linux hosting solution specifically designed for complex Java Enterprise Edition (EE) applications running on JBoss Application Server. As the first JBoss-certified hosting partner, Rackspace will resell JBoss Subscription support services as an optional component to its Intensive enterprise Linux hosting service.

Intensive Hosting for Linux – JBoss Edition, which delivers a scalable, reliable and secure Java EE deployment environment, is delivered by Rackspace. JBoss certifies the offering and provides support escalation for complex issues. It is the only JBoss-certified hosting solution on the market today and represents an unprecedented level of operational integration between both companies to offer a seamless support experience for Intensive – JBoss Edition customers. The hosting solution provides JBoss-specific monitoring, administration and support escalation services to organizations for deploying and managing Java EE applications in a cost-effective and reliable manner.

“Rackspace provides the expertise in managing complex Java EE infrastructure such as the data center, network, operating system and application infrastructure components, in addition to delivering a number of key infrastructure services designed to keep these environments up and running efficiently,” said Tom Cooper, vice president of worldwide channels, JBoss, Inc. “Intensive Hosting – JBoss Edition is the optimal product offering for organizations seeking to take advantage of Java EE but lack the resources to effectively deploy and maintain a robust Java EE infrastructure.”

“JBoss combines the best of the open source and proprietary software worlds to make open source a safe choice for the enterprise,” said Paul Froutan, vice president of product engineering, Rackspace Managed Hosting. “As an innovator in the field of middleware technology, JBoss provides critical technology components and the necessary expertise to ensure that the components in Intensive Hosting – JBoss Edition are optimally configured and fully integrated with custom application code.”

Intensive Hosting – JBoss Edition includes the installation, management, patching and support for Java EE application infrastructure components like JBoss, Apache, Tomcat, Oracle and MySQL. Rackspace guarantees 100 percent network uptime for Intensive customers with 24x7 live support. JBoss provides a two-hour response time guarantee for level three support issues, 24x7.

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jdj news desk 02/20/06 11:52:45 PM EST

Rackspace Managed Hosting and JBoss, have announced a partnership agreement to create Intensive Hosting for Linux-JBoss Edition, the first and only managed Linux hosting solution specifically designed for complex Java Enterprise Edition (EE) applications running on JBoss Application Server.