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  • 1. Open Source & e-Government the JBoss/Red Hat experience Dimitris Andreadis Software Engineering Manager JBoss Application Server JBoss, by Red Hat December 9th, 2009 Athens
  • 2. Agenda What is JBoss e-Government References Conclusion Bonus Material Open Source – A Strategic Choice
  • 3. What is JBoss?
  • 4. *Enterprise Edition JBoss – the Project Most popular Open Source Java EE* Application Server Founded by Marc Fleury in 1999 Backed by an international community of developers Developer’s #1 Choice Innovative Design Easy to Use Open Source + Recession = Love! LGPL Licensed .com bust subprimes Freely Use/Distribute/Embed … Closed sourced Servers at $10k - $100k+
  • 5. Red Hat acquisition of JBoss (2006) Red Hat offered $350M for JBoss Inc. JBoss formed the Middleware division of Red Hat An Open Source stack for the Enterprise, at a fraction of the cost
  • 6. JBoss Today 50+ Community Projects Multiple product lines 25+ Million Downloads 500,000+ Users 700+ Contributors ~30% of World’s Enterprise Java Applications use JBoss Technologies
  • 7. Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers (Source: Gartner Sep 2009) http://www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/reprints/redhat/170610.html
  • 8. JBoss e-Government References
  • 9. JBoss/RHEL Government References http://customers.redhat.com/ http://www.jboss.org/community/wiki/JBossRHELEMEAReferences • Europe – Italian Institute of Design & Mint - Ministry of Economy & Finance – Swedish Meteorological and Oceanographic Institute – Spanish Ministry of Education and Science – Italian Libraries in the Province of Bergamo – London Underground (Oyster Card) – Swiss Post Office – … • Americas – Brazilian National Institute of Educational Research and Studies – Brazilian Federal Supreme Tribunal’s Technology Office – SRI Ecuador, Online Services to Taxpayers – US Army, Navy, Air Force, NSA – …
  • 10. CSI-Piemonte: Modernizing Italian Local Public Administration http://oasi.csi.it/en http://customers.redhat.com/2008/08/28/open-source-in-public-administration-red-hat-and-jboss-deliver- success-to-csi-piemonte/ • OASI Platform (Open Available Secure Integrated) – Provide enterprise level services to public administration – Reduce development and deployment costs – Increase the skills of local companies • Reference Architecture (Highly Available, 2-node cluster) – Standardized Installation, Configuration, Backup – Management scripts/tools and other add-ons • Start-off with free tools (CentOS, Apache, JBoss, MySQL) – Move-off to supported versions, if needed.
  • 11. Swedish Polish – IT Budget over 5 years http://customers.redhat.com/2008/02/20/swedish-national-police-board-experiences-impressive-cost-savings-with-jboss-enterprise-application-platform/ New environment based on Cost Notes Architecture: Mixed Source Legacy: Microsoft $0 OpenOffice from Novell - Mainframe - Two-layer Novell $ X X00 000 Renew contract for 25 000 employees and - Three-layer OpenOffice support for 25 000 employees MySQL $ X XXX XXX 60 servers for new projects New: - n-Layer Architecture Oracle Enterprise Edition support $ X X00 000 Support on existing licences over 5 years based on the J2EE framework JBoss $ X XXX XXX 126 CPU:s for new projects Operation: - 1 Main site Bea support $ X X00 000 Support on existing licences over 5 years - 250 Unix servers - 1 Mainframe (Unisys) HW with Linux and AMD/Intel x86 $ 9 097 978 Investments in new servers over 5 years - 500+ Novell servers on 400 sites - 20 000 Clients HW support AMD/Intel x86/Risc $ 6 772 939 Server support over 5 years - 500 Applications (instances) Total $ 34 316 601 Cost per year $ 6 863 320 Business as Usual $ 62.363.919 Software $ 18 445 684 Mixed Source $ 34.316.601 Hardware $ 15 870 917 Savings: 400 new police cars or 46% in software 70 new developers!!! 48% in hardware
  • 12. French Tax Agency – Project Copernicus http://www.jboss.com/pdf/dgi_jbwb.pdf http://customers.redhat.com/2008/03/10/the-french-directorate-general-of-taxes-dgi-uses-jboss-to-modernize-their-administration-process/ Started in 2004 with the goal to restructure the French equivalent of Taxis NET 1 Billion Euros budget over 10 years JBoss on top of 250 RHEL servers, 80Tb of Data JBoss chosen on technical merits among 2 FOSS and 3 proprietary servers (benchmark-based evaluation). TCO savings 75% (13M Euros) for the application server part Handles all Tax declarations & payments since 2006 55M citizens 3M corporations
  • 13. NASA - Spacecraft Trajectory Operations http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20080010874_2008009720.pdf Evaluated replacement of legacy systems with JBoss Middleware for all of the Trajectory Analysis, Pre-mission Design, Operations, and Post-Flight Assessments for the Human Space Flight Program − Space Shuttle Program (SSP) − International Space Station (ISS) − Constellation Program (CxP) and other vehicles
  • 14. NASA – Project Conclusions • Java application computational performance is acceptable given the proper hardware resources. • JEE specification and supporting technologies can be used as a platform for mission critical operations. • Open Source implementations of JEE, such as JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, are a viable alternative to custom enterprise solutions. • NASA could elect to focus it’s expertise on aerospace solutions and reuse existing open source middleware solutions.
  • 15. Conclusion
  • 16. Conclusion • Open Source Is Happening • Open Source Is Mature • Open Source Is Free* Resistance is Futile ☺ *Free As In Freedom
  • 17. dimitris@redhat.com http://www.jboss.org
  • 18. Bonus Material Open Source A Strategic Choice
  • 19. Common Themes: Replace a failed system with another (failed system) Vendor Lock-in License costs Lack of standards Closed formats Islands of information No Interoperability No extensibility points …
  • 20. Open Source Key Benefits Promotes Transfer of Knowledge Endorses Standards Adoption Open Data Formats & Interfaces Avoids Vendor Lock-In Enhances Security Reduces TCO … Software As A Service (SaaS)
  • 21. Open Source Adoption Problems Lack of Know-How Decision makers do not understand Open Source Often considered Free (as in Beer) or Immature Competitive Market Do customers understand their needs? Do customers choose the most competitive offer? Chicken/Egg Problems Cannot choose Open Source if there is no support Cannot support Open Source due to little demand
  • 22. and Solutions Academia Open Source Curriculum Hands-on training Companies Invest in People Technical Careers Government Enforce Transparency Establish Open Source Usage Guidelines

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