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Improve Uptime, Security, and Efficiency of Java Applications

September 11, 2013

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Red Hat and Straveda will be delivering a webinar tomorrow on Red Hat JBoss Operation Network.


You know that middleware is essential to keep your business running smoothly. But are you getting the most out of your middleware? Red Hat JBoss Operations Network can help you manage, simplify, and control your Red Hat middleware platforms and applications.

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To the Moon

April 17, 2013

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Last week HP released the HP ProLiant Moonshot Server based on the HP Moonshot 1500 Chassis (link). Two things occurred to me: it has an awesome name, it’s an ideal platform for distributed systems.

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Application Performance Management with JON & RTI

February 28, 2013

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RTI (RootCause Transaction Instrumentation) is an APM (Application Performance Management) solution for Red Hat’s JBoss Middleware stack. RTI handles profiling, alerting & deep dive diagnostics and can be used across the software lifecycle. RTI is a fully integrated plug in to JBoss Operations Network. JON tells you when a problem occurs, RTI will tell you more – like where, how long and why.

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RHEL / OpenJDK – Performance Tuning

January 8, 2013

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This post highlights three performance tuning techniques for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (6.2) and OpenJDK (1.6): TCP send / receive windows, large page memory, and i-CMS.

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Data Grid – Cache Evolved

October 17, 2012

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A data grid is one part cache and one part NOSQL. This post will discuss clustered caches, their limitations, and how data grids have incorporated NOSQL concepts in order to overcome them. It concludes with a couple of use cases related to application server clusters and data grids.

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Concurrent, High Throughput Performance Testing with JMeter

July 31, 2012

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This post highlights a few tips that may be necessary to identify the maximum concurrent throughput of one or more application servers with JMeter. They include TCP / IP tuning, load balancer tuning, and garbage collection tuning.

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Know your ulimits.

July 27, 2012

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When running Apache HTTP Server 2.2 and / or JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 6 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 with a high number of concurrent connections, the user resource limits may need to be changed.

This post highlights two scenarios where the user resource limits may need to be changed: the maximum number of user processes is too low, the maximum number of open files is too low.
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Improving Security and Performance with Red Hat & Intel

July 26, 2012

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Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

What is it?

AES is a Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) approved cryptography algorithm (FIPS PUB 197). It is a symmetric-key algorithm. It uses the same cryptographic key for both encryption and decryption. Furthermore, it is a block cipher.

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Red Hat / JBoss Tech Briefs & White Papers

July 24, 2012

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A number of new tech briefs have been published to the Red Hat Customer Portal covering products such as Red Hat Messaging (MRG-M), JBoss EPP, and JBoss ON. I reviewed these tech briefs prior to JBoss World, and here are some of the stand outs.

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JON Video – Application Server Provisioning

April 11, 2012

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In the following video we will create a JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 cluster by deploying two instances to my platform with JON.

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