Intalio Acquires Webtide, Developer of the Jetty Application Server
Palo Alto, CA, September 1, 2009 – Intalio, the Private Cloud Company, today announced the acquisition of Webtide, the team behind the Jetty open source Java application server. Jetty is currently used on millions of web servers, and powers products such as Cisco SESM, Google AppEngine, Google GWT, HP OpenView, IBM Tivoli NetView, Oracle WebLogic Business Connect, Sybase EAServer, and Yahoo! Zimbra. Jetty has become the most popular application server for embedding into other open source projects, including ActiveMQ, Alfresco, Eclipse, Felix, FUSE, Geronimo, GigaSpaces, JBoss, JRuby, Liferay, Maven, Nuxeo, OFBiz, Tungsten, and Ubuntu. Jetty is also used as a standard Java application server by many open source projects for cloud computing, including Eucalyptus and Hadoop.
“This new acquisition dramatically expands Intalio’s footprint in the enterprise software market,” said Ismael Chang Ghalimi, Founder and CEO of Intalio, Inc. “We’re now part of the very fabric of the Java-powered Internet, with millions of active deployment sites, both behind corporate firewalls, on the Web, and on mobile devices. This acquisition also brings Intalio at the forefront of the cloud computing revolution, with Intalio|Jetty powering some of the most widely used infrastructure technologies for cloud computing, including Apache Hadoop, Eucalyptus, and Google AppEngine.”
In order to consolidate its enterprise cloud computing platform, Intalio selected Webtide over alternative vendors, for several reasons. First, Jetty is quickly becoming the most popular Java application server, with deployments on 289,237 public web servers vs. 411,028 for Tomcat (Source: Netcraft). Second, thanks to its small memory footprint, Jetty has established itself as the standard Java application server for the leading providers of public cloud computing services, such as Google with Google AppEngine and the Google Web Toolkit (GWT), and Yahoo! with Hadoop (now an Apache project) and Zimbra. Third, Jetty provides both an asynchronous HTTP server and an asynchronous HTTP client, and therefore supports scalable implementations of both ends of protocols such as Bayeux, XMPP, and Google Wave. Lastly, Jetty can be embedded in small and mobile devices. Today, Jetty runs on J2ME and Google Android, and it will power many new smartphones that will be released later this year by several handset manufacturers.
“With Webtide becoming part of Intalio, Jetty is now poised to become the standard Java application server for cloud computing,” said Adam Lieber, CEO of Webtide. “Intalio’s vertically integrated platform for enterprise cloud computing will bring Jetty into the most demanding corporate environments, giving our team the resources it needs to take Jetty to the next level. For example, Intalio is now funding the development of a Jetty-powered implementation of the Google Wave Federation Protocol, which we expect to release very soon.”
Webtide is self-funded and profitable, has 10 employees, and maintains offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, and the Philippines. Webtide will be managed as a fully-owned subsidiary, while Adam Lieber will join Intalio as Chief Open Source Officer. In this capacity, he will manage Intalio’s open source initiatives, such as Apache Buildr, Apache ODE, Eclipse BPMN, Jetty, and Tempo. Jetty will remain an independently managed open source project lead by Webtide’s founders Greg Wilkins and Jan Bartel, and licensed under the Apache License and Eclipse Public License. Webtide will continue to support all existing customers. Intalio will also distribute and support the Hightide open source application server, which includes the Jetty scalable web container, the JettyPlus JNDI framework, the Atomikos XA transaction manager, the ActiveMQ messaging service, and the Cometd Ajax messaging framework.
“Intalio understands that Jetty must continue to be developed with a large degree of independence for it to remain a best-in-class project within the open source community,” said Greg Wilkins, Founder and CTO of Webtide. “Intalio successfully implemented this strategy when they acquired FiveSight Technologies, which lead to the creation of the Apache ODE project, now the most widely used open source BPEL engine. We believe that such a model will be replicated with Webtide, to the benefit of all Jetty users and Webtide customers.”
Jetty and Hightide can be downloaded from www.webtide.com.
About Intalio, Inc.
Intalio is the leading vendor of private cloud computing solutions. Intalio has over 750 customers in 60 countries, including ABB, Allianz, Cisco, Deutsche Bank, Mitsubishi, Mitsui, NTT, SABRE Holdings, Santander, and VMware. Founded in 1999, Intalio is a privately-held, venture-backed company located in Palo Alto, California. For more information on Intalio, please call 650-596-1800 or visit www.intalio.com.
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