VMworld: VMware Delivers vFabric Cloud Application Platform
As it attempts to restructure IT as a service, VMware its new vFabric application fabric for the cloud, as well as security and management technologies designed to enable the cloud as an IT service platform at this weeks VMworld conference in San Francisco. According to this report from sister site ServerWatch, vFabric relies in large part on the Spring family of frameworks and tools, which VMware acquired via SpringSource as a way to expand into the application delivery and development marketplace.
The concept of the cloud means different things to different stakeholders. For virtualization vendor VMware, its vision of the cloud enables IT to take on more of a service role in the enterprise. And it says it now has the tools to such a transformation in motion.
VMware (NYSE: VMW) says that restructuring IT as a service, with the help of a cloud-based, self-service infrastructure and applications, can help shift enterprise IT from a cost center to providing real strategic value. And in doing so, such a shift will help VMware better position its ESX virtualization technology at the epicenter of the booming market for cloud solutions.
The vFabric product family is central to that effort, providing the modern, integrated platform services that are required to power the next generation of cloud applications, Shaun Connolly, vice president of SpringSource Product Management at VMware, told InternetNews.com.
vFabric relies in large part on the Spring family of frameworks and tools, which VMware acquired when it snapped up SpringSource a year ago as a way to expand into the application delivery and development marketplace.
As part of its vFabric offering, VMware will include the tc server, which is SpringSource's enterprise version of the Apache Tomcat Java application server. VMware announced tc server 2.0 earlier this year with improved integration support for VMware's virtualization technologies.
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