December 02, 2008
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Dec. 2 -- SpringSource, the company behind Spring, today announced SpringSource tc Server, an enterprise version of Apache Tomcat, the most widely used Java application server, at SpringOne Americas 2008. SpringSource tc Server is hardened for enterprise use and coupled with mission-critical operational capabilities and support that systems administrators and developers require from the industry's leading Tomcat support provider.
Apache Tomcat is the world's most popular application server. According to a recent extensive Evans Data research study, nearly 70 percent of respondents reported that Tomcat is in production within their organizations.
"SpringSource tc Server is suited for organizations using Spring and who are considering migrating off more expensive and heavyweight application servers, as well as for current Tomcat users who need additional enterprise-class server capabilities," said Peter Cooper-Ellis, senior vice president of engineering and product management for SpringSource. "If your application is purely a Web application, meaning that it is developed using servlets and JSPs, and you require distributed management capabilities, advanced diagnostics and enterprise-level support, SpringSource tc Server provides these capabilities, and enables support for Web applications at a significantly lower cost and with a powerful and lightweight solution."
SpringSource tc Server includes Apache Tomcat-enhanced operational management capabilities and advanced server and application diagnostics. The server is packaged and certified on a wide variety of environments and supported by enterprise-level, mission-critical support.
"Many enterprise customers demand robust operational management and diagnostic capabilities before considering the adoption of open source application server alternatives," said Kirk Knoernschild, analyst with Burton Group. "Until now, failing to provide these capabilities has limited adoption of open source application servers in the enterprise."
SpringSource tc Server provides centralized management and monitoring of an organization's Tomcat server farm from a single console view. This includes the ability to define Tomcat server groups and deploy/start/stop/un-deploy applications individually or across a server group, as well as to start and stop the Tomcat servers themselves. Tomcat server configuration allows control of the complete operations lifecycle of the Tomcat servers from a single console. The management capabilities also enable monitoring and control of other versions of Tomcat (for example, those that have been deployed before implementing tc Server).
SpringSource tc Server provides advanced diagnostics, such as deadlock detection and incremental tracing, delivering rapid problem identification and troubleshooting. These diagnostics, upon the occurrence of a failure, capture tracing, dump and thread information from the servers for swift diagnosis, isolation and repair of runtime issues.
SpringSource provides enterprise-level support for tc Server with mission-critical, production service level agreements (SLAs). SpringSource employees are responsible for 80 percent of the commits to Apache Tomcat in the past two years and most Tomcat problem incidents are resolved by SpringSource long before they reach the community forums, resulting in a 97 percent renewal rate for Tomcat support. SpringSource's comprehensive Support Portal acts as a central repository for important support information, including a knowledge base with extensive operational experience, security alerts, product updates and incident tracking.
SpringSource tc Server is built for and certified on all leading operating systems, 32- and 64-bit chip architectures, as well as multiple versions of Java and Java Virtual Machine vendors. SpringSource tc Server will be generally available in January 2009. For more information, visit www.springsource.com/product/suite/tcserver.
SpringSource builds Java infrastructure software which eliminates the complexity of enterprise Java. SpringSource created Spring, the de facto standard platform to build, run and manage enterprise Java applications. SpringSource also employs the leading committers for Apache Tomcat and is the leading Tomcat support provider. SpringSource software has been designed from the ground up for complete portability and scalability for today's datacenter and for next-generation virtualized, grid and cloud deployments. Nearly half of the Global 2000, including many of the world's leading retail, financial services, manufacturing, health care, technology and public sector clients are SpringSource customers. For more information, visit www.springsource.com.
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