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Pros
"The most valuable features of this solution are scalability and performance.""The solution is much lighter as an application server than other solutions that we used before. We used IBM Workshare Application Server and Oracle WebLogic. They are heavy application servers. JBoss is lighter. It starts faster and iterates its application fast. It's much, much faster than the competition.""Stable and easy to handle in terms of hosting applications."

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"I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes."

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Cons
"This solution needs better management UI.""IBM offered JAVA profiling, which is something I used often and I wish that JBoss had something similar.""Lacks some functional requirements."

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"The scaling should be built into the software rather than configured from an outside source."

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"Compared to other similar solutions on the market, I think it's over-priced."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Stable and easy to handle in terms of hosting applications.
Top Answer: JBoss is totally subscription-based and it's less costly for us. As a solution architect, I would say licensing is key. The cost involved in implementing the solution is a key factor now that most… more »
Top Answer: I'd like to see some sort of functional requirement that can convert technical requirements in the JBoss platform.
Top Answer: I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes.
Top Answer: Their license fee has gone up, so that is one concern that we have. We are looking for alternative solutions which compare well and fit into our budget. We are interested in an open-source version… more »
Top Answer: We use NGINX as solution for load balancing our cluster production. Currently, we don't have any plans to increase the usage because each license costs around $2000 - $2500.
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Also Known As
JBoss EAP, Red Hat EAP
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Overview
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) is an open source platform for modern Java applications deployed in any environment. JBoss EAP’s architecture is modular, and cloud ready. The platform offers powerful management and automation for greater developer productivity. It is based on the open source Wildfly project (formerly known as JBoss Application Server).

NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development.

NGINX is the world’s most popular all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development. NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

NGINX Plus is a cloud‑native, reverse proxy, load balancer, and API gateway. NGINX Plus boasts scalable and reliable high availability along with monitoring to support debugging and diagnosing complex application architectures. Active health checks proactively poll upstream server status to get ahead of issues, and the integrated live activity monitoring dashboard provides a single‑pane view of your app environment. The NGINX Plus API enables integration with existing tools, optimizing resources and reducing tool sprawl.

NGINX Plus extends NGINX Open Source with many additional features and support, providing customers with a complete application delivery solution.

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APD, Banco Azteca, Roche, Tata Sky, Frost Bank
Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Government8%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government5%
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Large Enterprise14%
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JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is ranked 14th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 5th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is rated 8.4, while NGINX Plus is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform writes "Light, with an easy initial setup and a good set of features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "A reliable solution for load balancing, cluster production and more". JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is most compared with IBM WebSphere Application Server, Apache Web Server, Microsoft .NET Framework, Oracle SOA Suite and Azul Zulu, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with IIS, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Kemp LoadMaster, HAProxy and Microsoft .NET Framework.

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