IBM appears to be making its move against JBoss in the app server space. WebWire reports that IBM and Covalent have donated JBoss-to-Geronimo migration tools to the Apache Geronimo development community. The technology generates the configuration files necessary to convert apps written for JBoss to Geronimo.
Apache's Geronimo and other open source-based application servers are making headway in the market, according to Evans Data Corp. Evans Data recently found that IBM's Websphere Application Server Community Edition, which is based on Geronimo, gained 16 market share points among Eclipse developers. By contrast, JBoss Application Server netted a gain of only 6.6 points.
An SDA India story on the study says WebSphere Application Server Community Edition's 250,000-plus downloads in less than six months demonstrates the app server is "gaining momentum" with all types of customers.