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Intalio, The Enterprise Cloud Company, has 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.

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