A few weeks after announcing its commitment to double the investment in the JBoss middleware division, Red Hat makes a firm commitment to enter the emerging telco middleware space. The most prominent Professional Open Source vendor is officially backing the Mobicents project, its community of users and customers.
This is a great day for Tier 1 telcos and NEPs, who are looking for an ubiquitous service delivery platform with rapid development cycle and low deployment cost.
Enterprises and ISVs should also be excited, since they now have the ability to build creative new applications on a solid platform, widely deployed by tier 1 telcos. Over the last 12 months many Mobicents users have been asking for commercial support offering by Red Hat. Their prayers have been heard!
Going forward we will offer a commercial grade support package under the Red Hat/JBoss Communications Platform brand. We will also accelerate the Mobicents community project roadmap as we separate the concerns of stable product releases from fast paced innovation.
The Communications Platform will be comprised of stable and well tested modules from the Mobicents community code base. It will be fully supported by Red Hat Global Services and Red Hat Network. At the same time the Mobicents community will be able to advance faster then ever at its own pace, without restrictions on stability. A win-win for both worlds - that of open source community users and the one of commercial entities with stringent Quality of Service requirements.