To many who are familiar with Red Hat's model of unsupported upstream projects with supported, heavily tested and certified controlled-release "products", the announcement of the JBoss Data Grid (JDG) will come as no surprise. JDG is to Infinispan what Red Hat Enterprise Linux is to Fedora, or what JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) is to JBoss AS. Folks considering deploying Infinispan in a mission-critical production environment should consider JDG instead, not only to gain the benefits of a more thorough quality control and certification process but also to allow Red Hat to provide development and production support and consultancy.
JDG was announced at Red Hat Summit/JBoss World last year, and I blogged about it here, and now JDG has reached a stage where it is available as a public beta with a GA release coming soon. If you are interested in JDG, or supportable Infinispan, I encourage you to register your interest in the JDG Beta.