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JBoss Vs. WebSphere - A TCO Analysis

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Executive Summary

The authors present this benchmarking report to provide IT decision makers with a fair comparison of the actual Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of two of the most popular application server products on the market today: IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment and Red Hat's open source offering, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. Information technology changed forever when companies began offering open source solutions in a formerly license-only marketplace. Since then, several software companies deliver value by providing services rather than by charging for code distributions. Consequently, commercial vendors, whose businesses rely on license fees, are under pressure to justify their prices.

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