American Psychological Association: A Red Hat Customer Success Story
Beverly Jamison, Senior director of IT, architecture, and publishing solutions for the American Psychological Association (APA), discusses the technology that powers the internationally known PsycINFO databse–supporting 1.5 million hits a day. Uptime requirements are high, and supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware systems replaced old UNIX architectures to keep the APA up and running.
Abroo Shah, Director of applications for the APA, and Joe Dickman, Senior vice president of Vizuri, discuss the implementation of the a service-oriented architecture, where legacy systems and siloed software needed to be integrated with a robust middleware technology.
“The use of JBoss within the APA would increase as we introduce more services and as more services are utilized by more applications.”
— Abroo Shah, APA
JBoss was also used to provide messaging and clustering. Vizuri, a Red Hat partner, helped the APA design and implement the JBoss portal, and mentored the existing IT team.
“What Red Hat provides to my customers is sustainability.”
— Joe Dickman, Vizuri
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