JBoss joins hands with Indian IT Services Major

JBoss and Patni, a major Indian IT services provider have announced a global partnership to offer application development and migration services to enterprises deploying solutions on the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. As a global JBoss-certified systems integrator, Patni will be fully equipped to provide the latest services and technologies based on the JEMS platform.

As part of its commitment to develop core competency in JEMS products, Patni will establish a JEMS Center of Excellence. The CoE will focus on sharing methodologies, tools and best practices that can be leveraged across different engagements, while delivering best-of-breed JEMS-based solutions and services.

Speaking on the partnership Harish Bhat, Sr. Vice President and Head of the ISV Business Unit, Patni, said, “Open Source is now mainstream and ISVs need help incorporating open source software into their products. This partnership offers ISVs a compelling value proposition, combining our domain expertise with the industry’s most popular open source application platform.”

Tom Cooper, Vice President of Worldwide Channels, JBoss, Inc. commented, “The combination of JEMS backed by a global leader in IT services offers enterprises a compelling, cost-effective strategy for embedding and migrating to JBoss. Both Patni and JBoss take exceptional care of customers through superior services and uncompromised quality. This partnership will further fuel the adoption of open source in the enterprise.”

JEMS includes JBoss Application Server, Hibernate(R), JBoss jBPM, JBoss Portal, JBoss Rules, JBoss Transactions, JBoss Eclipse IDE, JBoss Cache and Tomcat.

JBoss already has an India office and it looks like JBoss is now focussed on getting Indian IT services companies to go the open source way. Most of the large Indian services companies have traditionally stuck to software from biggies like IBM and Oracle and open source enterprise software adoption has been especially low.

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