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New Unisys Solution Streamlines Migrations to JBoss


June 13, 2006

Unisys JBoss Migration Solution makes it easier to plan architectural transition and deploy SOA delivering real business value; minimizes risk and maximizes ROI

JBoss World, Las Vegas, – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced the innovative Unisys JBoss Migration Solution (JBMS). JBMS affords enterprises a flexible, easy and cost-efficient means to migrate to the open source JBoss Application Server as their business needs dictate. JBMS is just the latest of many services-driven open source solutions Unisys continues to bring to clients.

Typically, migrating applications from proprietary application server environments can be a time-consuming undertaking prone to errors. The Unisys JBMS solution combines JBoss’ migration methodology with Unisys services and tools to create a best-practices process that reduces errors and permits repeatable use as other applications require migration – significantly reducing migration time.

By facilitating application consolidation, Unisys JBMS can help enterprises implement Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) without disruption while lowering software license and operating costs, increasing performance, minimizing risk and maximizing return on investment.

“The Unisys JBMS solution (white paper, 96 kb PDF) enables enterprises to accelerate the adoption of SOAs powered by JBoss driving business agility and responsiveness to their customers,” said Brad Murdoch, vice president of services, JBoss, a division of Red Hat. “The JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite is already the leading open source platform for SOA, used by large enterprises worldwide to deploy service-oriented applications such as web services, business processes and workflow. With Unisys JBMS, enterprises now have another simplified and affordable migration path to an interoperable, standards-based open source platform that offers flexibility and a lower total cost of ownership.”

Unisys Services Complement Powerful JBoss Software Tools
The software migration tools in the JBMS suite are backed by Unisys consulting, implementation and management services – including dedicated Java EE architects and worldwide 24 X 7 support for the JBoss Application Server.

The Unisys JBMS solution comprises three key components:

* Migration Assessment and Workshop, a consultative service that helps the customer develop a clear migration strategy and scope the level of effort and associated costs the project requires;
* Migration Toolkit, powerful transformation-engine software that automates migration tasks to achieve consistent and repeatable results;
* Knowledge Base, a collection of blueprints and artifacts from the enterprise’s previous migration tasks that can be used to facilitate successive migrations.

“Unisys development of JBMS represents a dramatic step in our ongoing commitment to help clients transform their application architectures,” said Anthony Gold, vice president and general manager, Open Source Business, Unisys. “Through Unisys services-led approach in JBMS, clients can anticipate the implications and benefits of moving to the powerful JBoss environment in advance, and migrate easily while retaining the power and scalability of their business-critical applications.”

Visibility a Key to Successful Open Source Solution Deployment
The Unisys JBMS solution embodies the visibility provided by Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise (3D-VE) approach, which is designed to enable a client to see and then act on cause-effect relationships among business strategy, processes, and IT requirements throughout the entire enterprise, gaining unprecedented visibility into the impacts and costs that can block effective execution.

That visibility helps clients realize the benefits of secure business operations that can result from using solutions based on leading open source technology and Unisys services – lower cost of solution deployment and ownership, greater agility in IT management, improved operational efficiency and competitive advantage in a dynamic marketplace.

Learn more about Unisys Open Source Solutions.

About Unisys
Unisys is a worldwide technology services and solutions company. Our consultants apply Unisys expertise in consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure, and server technology to help our clients achieve secure business operations. We build more secure organizations by creating visibility into clients’ business operations. Leveraging Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise, we make visible the impact of their decisions – ahead of investments, opportunities and risks. For more information, visit

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