For several years, Red Hat and Microsoft have partnered to create cloud solutions that enable enterprises to achieve more. Azure Red Hat Openshift, released in 2019, brought a jointly-managed enterprise-grade Kubernetes solution to Azure. Since 2016, Azure has offered Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) on virtual machines.
You can now run JBoss EAP on Azure App Service. For readers who are not familiar, Azure App Service is a managed hosting service for web and API applications, providing features for auto-scaling, networking, authorization, and more. With App Service, you can deploy WAR and EAR applications using App Service’s deployment API’s or CI/CD integration. Once your apps are deployed, set up auto-scaling to handle periods of higher load.
Whether your organization is running a heavily customized, clustered JBoss EAP deployment or has embraced container technologies, Azure has a cloud service to fit your needs. With RHEL on Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS), you can easily lift-and-shift your on-prem JBoss EAP deployments. Azure Red Hat OpenShift combines the innovation of enterprise Kubernetes with the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. App Service now gives Jakarta EE developers the option to leverage a managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for their cloud migrations.
The JBoss EAP on Azure App Service experience has been jointly developed and supported by Red Hat and Azure. Once JBoss EAP on Azure App Service becomes generally available, any support cases concerning the JBoss server will be handled by the experts at Red Hat. Any cases concerning the App Service platform will be resolved by Azure support. In other words, your cases will be handled by the leading experts.
During the public preview, JBoss EAP 7.2 is offered on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 using OpenJDK 8. A version of JBoss EAP on Java 11 will be available later during the public preview. JBoss EAP on Azure App Service is at current prices. As a preview release, there is no commercial support offering and use of the preview is limited to development and testing of your applications. The General Availability release of JBoss EAP on App Service will include a service fee for the integrated technical support. If you create a JBoss EAP instance on App Service, you will receive an email notice prior to the GA release with more details on the pricing changes.