Red Hat Joins Interop Vendor Alliance

Red Hat today announced it has joined the Interop Vendor Alliance, an industry-wide organization working to connect people, data and diverse systems through better interoperability.

Red Hat's membership in the alliance builds on the interoperability work started by the JBoss Division 18 months ago to optimize JBoss Enterprise Middleware on the Windows platform. To date, those efforts have been primarily in the Web Services arena, including the critically important World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) WS-Addressing specification and several plugfests around WS-Security, WS-Transactions, and WS-Addressing. In addition, Microsoft completed Hibernate certification for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) driver. Now, Red Hat can extend and deepen interoperability beyond standards to the native level on Windows for its JBoss Enterprise Middleware.

"Enterprise customers count on Red Hat to run their businesses, and they expect nothing less than the ability to leverage Red Hat solutions with their existing technology investments," said Shaun Connolly, vice president of product management, JBoss, a division of Red Hat. "Through the alliance, we will work with industry vendors to ensure that the Red Hat customer experience is transparent and seamless in spite of heterogeneous environments."

Participation in the Interop Vendor Alliance is the latest in Red Hat's long history of working with industry leaders and standards associations, including OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), WS-I (Web Services Interoperability), and the Java Community Process (JCP). Through its certification programs, Red Hat also assures its customers of a large ecosystem of partner solutions that are optimized for Red Hat software.

The Interop Vendor Alliance was formed in 2006 to identify and share opportunities to improve and market interoperability solutions of its members. Additional information about the Interop Vendor Alliance can be found on its website at