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    1. 1. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TODAY’S MOST SUCCESSFUL OPEN SOURCE- DEVELOPED APPLICATION SERVER
    2. 2. WHAT IS AN APPLICATION SERVER ? <ul><ul><li>Application servers enable the development of multi-tiered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>distributed applications. They are also called “middleware” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An application server acts as the interface between the database(s), the web servers and the client browsers </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. WHAT IS JBOSS ? <ul><li>Created in 1999, JBoss is the product of an OpenSource developer community dedicated to developing the best J2EE-compliant application server in the market </li></ul><ul><li>With 1000 developers worldwide and a steadily growing number of downloads per month, reaching 72,000 for October ’01 (per independent www.sourceforge.net), JBoss is arguably the most downloaded application server in the world today </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed under an LGPL license, JBoss is absolutely FREE for use. No cost. Period. </li></ul><ul><li>JBoss has developed into a serious contender to commercial alternatives in the middleware market </li></ul>
    4. 4. JBOSS MONTHLY DOWNLOADS
    5. 5. WHAT IS JBOSS GROUP®? <ul><li>JBoss Group® is a limited liability company offering professional services around the JBoss application server </li></ul><ul><li>Those services are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add-on software to the basic JBoss/free product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software affiliates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Services affiliates </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. WHAT IS JBOSS GROUP®? <ul><li>Started in April 2001 by Marc Fleury, founder and lead developer of JBoss, JBoss Group® now counts 6 employees </li></ul><ul><li>The revenues drawn from JBoss Group®’s activities support the R&D and administration of OpenSource JBoss. </li></ul>
    7. 7. CHECK OUR COMPETITION VERSUS JBOSS ON SOME KEY CRITERIA JBoss has 1000 developers registered worldwide. In truth, about 75, with read-write passwords, are active day in-day out writing code for the base product and its forthcoming improvements. Ask our competitors for their numbers. ? 1000 1. # of developers The JBoss product is bigger than its components. It is not dependent on its contributors, be they individuals or companies. The project has gathered sufficient momentum to outlive its creators. Like the Internet, really. ?  2. Longevity of product NOTES Comp JBoss Criteria
    8. 8. CHECK OUR COMPETITION VERSUS JBOSS ON SOME KEY CRITERIA (cont.) One of JBoss’ strong points is its dedicated worldwide developer base. Because JBoss is OpenSource, meaning the sourcecode is accessible, it is natural to debug on an ongoing basis — unlike proprietary software. ?  3. Ability to debug around the clock Our developers are not linked to a given company or country culture. They come from diverse corporate and country backgrounds — This is cross-fertilization at its best. ?  4. Diverse and worldwide R&D team NOTES Comp JBoss Criteria
    9. 9. CHECK OUR COMPETITION VERSUS JBOSS ON SOME KEY CRITERIA (cont.) Fully modular, no ‘monolithic” one-size-fits-all codebase. Microkernel design ensures honest-to-god 24x7 uptime. No competitor offers these features. ?  6. Hot features: JMX, Hot Deploy of Server Modules Dynamic Proxies allows us to have a fully automated deployment process. You don’t intervene in the compilation. Allows for fast application cycling in development. JBoss is almost alone in using this. ?  5. Hot features: JDK 1.3 Dynamic Proxies NOTES Comp JBoss Criteria
    10. 10. CHECK OUR COMPETITION VERSUS JBOSS ON SOME KEY CRITERIA (cont.) At JBoss, the key developers are heavily involved in the training and support of the product. There are no ivory towers here. The training sessions (6 so far) are run by founder and lead architect, Marc Fleury, and other JBoss core developers. Support is also ensured by core developers. ?  8. Can I get support from core developers and architects? JBoss downloads obviously beat all our commercial competition. On November 5, we got 4,613 downloads in *one* day, more than some of our competitors see in a lifetime. For October 2001 we got 72,000 downloads (per SourceForge). ? 50k+ 7. # of downloads per month NOTES Comp JBoss Criteria
    11. 11. CHECK OUR COMPETITION VERSUS JBOSS ON SOME KEY CRITERIA (cont.) The product is FREE for use. Just download it and use it. It’s that easy. ? 0 10. Cost per license Your JBoss installation is just one click away. Boot from the network and never physically install anything again. A full web boot. ?  9. Ease and speed of installation With free CPU’s, your system costs of utilizing JBoss are obviously unbeatable in the industry. A great way to recession-proof your IT department. Can you afford to let your competitors run JBoss? ? Low 11. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) NOTES Comp JBoss Criteria
    12. 12. JBOSS, WHO USES US ? <ul><li>We recently implemented a voluntary survey to find out who uses us </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that as we are OpenSource/free access — people can use us without telling us. We see only the tip of the iceberg. </li></ul><ul><li>As of November 7, 2001 , we received 396 voluntary responses. See results in the following slide. </li></ul>
    13. 13. JBOSS USER PROFILE <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Type of commercial activity (top 4) </li></ul><ul><li>system integration / consulting (SI) 42 % independent software vendor (ISV) 35 % </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ISP/ASP service provider 11 % </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>communications (telco, wireless, Internet) 10 % </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Number of Employees: </li></ul><ul><li>1 – 25 52 % </li></ul><ul><li>26 –100 16% </li></ul><ul><li>101 – 1000 16 % </li></ul><ul><li>over 1000 13 % </li></ul><ul><li>no answer 3% </li></ul><ul><li>63 % are switching or intend to switch to JBoss from: </li></ul><ul><li>BEA WebLogic 34 % </li></ul><ul><li>IBM WebSphere 7 % </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle IIS/Orion 2 % </li></ul><ul><li>Sun iPlanet 1 % </li></ul><ul><li>Others 19 % </li></ul>
    14. 14. JBOSS, WHO USES US? REFERENCES <ul><li>This is a non-exhaustive list of companies with either registered JBoss users or people having attended the JBoss training: </li></ul><ul><li>AbaXX, Germany, ABC Virtual Communications, Accenture, Acxiom, AdvancePCS Inc., Agilent, Agility Mgmt. Partners, Ardec, Argotec Germany, BaaN, BAE Systems, Bank of America, Baring Asset Management, BellSouth, Benefit AB Sweden, Boeing, Bouygues Telecom, British Petroleum UK, Cardinal Health, Cepsa Spain , CGDA, Compaq, Computer Associates, Coremetrics, Coritel, CPW UK, CSC, CSIRO, Data Experts Gmbh Germany, Datenzentrale, DCI Ltd. UK, Decell Israel, Deutschebank AG, Directory Technology Pty Ltd, Dow Jones & Co., DP AG, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein UK, Earthlink Inc, Epixtech Corp., FGM Corp., Finland Post Corporation, Frontwire UK, Fujixerox Japan, GE Capital TIP, General dynamics/Techsight, Highmark, Inc., Getronics Govt. Solutions, Highbridge, Home Depot, Honeywell, IcomXpress, Ifm electronic gmbh, IGT, IHS Accumap, Informatique CDC, DTA, Informativi S.p.A., Integris, KB, Ivertexo Internet Solutions, JP Morgan, KPMG Consulting, LandSafe, Logica, Lexign, Maxim Group Business Solutions, MBT, McLeodUSA, Mercury Interactive, Michigan State University, MIT, Mitre Corp., Motorola, NASA, National Computer System Peregrine Systems, Norsk Eiedomsinformasjon Norway, Novell, Nuasis, Orange Communications Switzerland, Politet Datajeneste Norway, Pracom, Private, Proximo, Rational Software, Raytheon, Riva Technologies Inc., Rivcoll Union, RoadRunner Broadband, Hoffmann- La Roche, Schlumberger, Sempra Energy Trading, Sextantech Technology Consulting, Shiftat Bvba Belgium, Siemens AG, Silverline, Sisa Studio Switzerland, Sistemi, SolidSource Corp., Soltima Czech Republic, Spirent Systems, Sprint PCS, Statoil, Stilo Technology UK, Summit Information Systems, Telenor Network Services, Tenovis Germany, TietoEnator Consulting, TietoEnator Corp., Triversity Inc., University of Bremen Germany, University of Florida, UPB, USCO Logistics, Verizon, Viant Intl. Corp.UK, Videotron, Volkswagen Germany, Walkers Snack Foods UK, Winterthur Insurance, WM-data, World Travel Partners, WorldCom, XML Asia Ltd. Hong Kong, Zantaz Corp., </li></ul>
    15. 15. CONCLUSION <ul><li>“First they ignore you </li></ul><ul><li>Then they laugh at you </li></ul><ul><li>Then they fight you </li></ul><ul><li>Then you win” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Mahatma Gandhi </li></ul>

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