RALEIGH, N.C. – Red Hat has joined the Interop Vendor Alliance, a group focused on systems interoperability.

JBoss, now a division of Red Hat, has been part of the alliance for 18 months.

By working with the alliance, JBoss and Red Hat will seek to expand interoperability between JBoss Enterprise Middleware, which is largely based on Java programming, and Microsoft Windows.

JBoss has already worked with the alliance on Web services applications.

“Enterprise customers count on Red Hat to run their businesses, and they expect nothing less than the ability to leverage Red Hat solutions with their existing technology investments,” said Shaun Connolly, vice president of product management for JBoss. “Through the alliance, we will work with industry vendors to ensure that the Red Hat customer experience is transparent and seamless in spite of heterogeneous environments.”