JBoss Review

The class loader isolation is good, but the deployment of data sources could be improved.

What is most valuable?

The class loader isolation is good.

What needs improvement?

The deployment of data sources could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for one and half years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This depends on the load of the server. We did have some issues mainly because of the application itself.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

I've not used customer service.

Technical Support:

I've not used technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We switched because of the nature of the application and technology.

How was the initial setup?

I always design my systems simple and keep them simple as possible.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it with in-house team. We like to keep the knowledge in-house.

What was our ROI?

It was crucial and it definitely paid off.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Keep the systems simple. Try to work with open-source solutions and pay for technical support and subscription to support the projects.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, I always and regularly evaluate. In case of Java, we evaluated all applications servers which support JEE full profile.

What other advice do I have?

I was using Apache Tomcat, JBoss AS (RedHat), WebMethods (Software AG) and IIS (Microsoft). All of them have they specialities, but depending on the goals and purpose it’s quiet easy to make a choice. Products based on Microsoft .NET do not give companies lot of options; either with Server Operating System shipped IIS, or the developer version called IIS Express. Applications written in Java, n opposite, can be accommodated on several fully profiled or non-fully-profiled application or web servers.

Only have one application per server if possible. Do not over complicate it, and keep the variance in the configuration simple as possible.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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