SOURCE: OpenLogic

December 22, 2008 08:44 ET

OpenLogic Survey Highlights Enterprise Perspectives on Open Source Application Servers

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwire - December 22, 2008) - OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source software solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today released the results of a poll of enterprise IT buyers who expressed growing interest in using open source application servers to help save money.

On Thursday, December 11, OpenLogic conducted a webinar entitled "A Comparison of Open Source Application Servers for the Enterprise" in which participating enterprise IT buyers were polled on their views on application servers.

The webinar compared the pros and cons of various application servers and examined several key considerations for selecting open source application servers, including EJB3 vs. Spring, EJB2 compatibility, and OSGi.

"What we found in our poll is consistent with what we see in the marketplace -- that a large percentage of users are considering, planning, or executing a migration from proprietary to open source app servers," said Kim Weins, senior vice president of marketing at OpenLogic. "The question becomes more complicated as people decide what functionality they need -- there are several open source options and each has their own strengths and weaknesses."

The poll questions and responses:

Are you replacing proprietary application servers with open source application servers (check one)?

33% Yes, we have already done it
19% Not yet, but we are considering it
11% Not yet, but we plan to do it
6%  No, staying with proprietary
31% Don't know

Which open source application servers are you using or considering using (check all that apply)?

37% Tomcat
26% JBoss
18% GlassFish
4% Geronimo
3% Caucho Resin
3% SpringSource DM
1% Jetty
0% JOnAS
7% Other

What are your reasons for using or considering open source application servers (check all that apply)?

31% Lower cost
16% Support of standards
12% Functionality
11% Access to source code
9%  Robustness/scalability/performance
9%  Preference for open source adoptions
7%  Access to community
5%  In-house expertise

What is your biggest concern or challenge with using open source application servers (check one)?

31% Robustness/scalability/performance concerns
20% Need for SLA-level support
20% Selling to management/legal
16% Lack of in-house expertise
13% Concerns about open source licenses

Which non-Java based server technologies are used in your enterprise (check all that apply)?

31% .NET
16% PHP
16% Groovy, Grails
9% Ruby on Rails
0% Zope
0% TurboGears
28% Other

The slide presentation, including poll results, can be found on SlideShare.net at http://www.slideshare.net/OpenLogic/comparison-of-open-source-app-servers-final-presentation.

In addition, you can watch and listen to the webinar by registering for it here www.openlogic.com/downloads/webinars.php.

About OpenLogic

OpenLogic is a leading provider of open source solutions that enable enterprises to safely acquire, support, and control open source software. OpenLogic provides enterprises with a certified library of open source software that encompasses hundreds of the most popular open source packages via OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX), a free web site where companies can find, research, and download certified, enterprise-ready open source packages on demand. With the broadest open source coverage in the industry, OpenLogic offers indemnification; updates; and enterprise-grade technical support backed by the OpenLogic Expert Community. OpenLogic also provides solutions for open source governance and to automate the integration and deployment of open source components -- reducing the risk and maximizing the cost savings associated with using open source software. For more on OpenLogic, go to www.openlogic.com.

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