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Intalio, the Enterprise Cloud Company, today announced the immediate availability of Jetty 7, the leading lightweight open source Java application server. The new release includes features and capabilities that extend Jetty's reach into mission-critical environments, as well as support its deployment on top of cloud computing platforms.

Jetty 7 brings performance optimizations that continue to make Jetty highly suitable for rich web applications. Thanks to its small memory footprint, Jetty has become the most popular application server for embedding into other open source projects, including ActiveMQ, Alfresco, Equinox, Felix, FUSE, Geronimo, GigaSpaces, JRuby, Liferay, Maven, Nuxeo, OFBiz and Tungsten. Jetty also quickly established itself as the standard Java application server for the leading providers of cloud computing services, such as Google with Google AppEngine and the Google Web Toolkit, and Yahoo! with Hadoop and Zimbra.

Jetty 7 is the first release of Jetty developed in partnership with Eclipse.org, where the project has gone through phases of IP auditing, dual licensing, and improved packaging for such things as OSGi integration. This brings some of the latest web serving technologies to one of the largest communities of Java developers. In addition, Jetty 7 makes some of the key servlet 3.0 features such as asynchronous transactions and fragments available in a servlet 2.5 container.

"We are pleased that Jetty is part of Eclipse.org and is continuing to be adopted into a broad range of applications," said Ismael Chang Ghalimi, Founder and CEO of Intalio, Inc. "As Intalio brings the cloud computing revolution behind the firewall, Jetty is becoming a standard building block of its underlying infrastructure."

Jetty is used as a standard Java application server by many open source projects for cloud computing, including Eucalyptus and Hadoop. 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 that are playing a critical role in cloud computing environments. Jetty can also be embedded in small and mobile devices. Today, Jetty runs on J2ME and Google Android, and is powering new smartphones from Verizon and other manufacturers that will start production before the end of 2009.

"Jetty 7 contains a significant reorganization of the packaging and jars, as well as many fundamental improvements in the underlying infrastructure of Jetty," said Adam Lieber, General Manager, Intalio|Works, and former CEO of Webtide. "With Jetty already deployed into some of the most demanding enterprise environments, Jetty has been accepted for mission-critical deployments. And now that Webtide is fully integrated into Intalio, Jetty is being introduced to a wider base of users worldwide."

The Jetty distribution is available via http://eclipse.org/jetty under the terms of the apache 2.0 or eclipse 1.0 licenses. It is covered by the terms of the Eclipse Foundation Software User Agreement. The distribution contains the core functionality of HTTP server, servlet container and HTTP client.

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