As a developer, I’m always interested in latest development of middleware platforms. Yesterday came a big news from VMware: the vFabric 5 Cloud Application Platform reached GA. For those who might not be familiar with vFabric, it is an integrated suite of middleware for deploying and managing applications.
Note that despite the version number, this is the first release of the vFabric platform. I guess the version 5 may be just for aligning with vSphere 5. Also, this is a suite of products that have been there for a while.
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Along with the Spring Framework and STS, vFabric 5 provides application development and delivery professionals a complete set of products to build, test, deploy and manage applications. vFabric components include application server, web server, data management, messaging and more. You can learn more on the vFabric website.
This table summarizes our offerings: (via vFabric product manager @cshanklin)
|vFabric 5 Standard||vFabric 5 Advanced||Additional Products Not In vFabric Platform|
|vFabric tc Server||In addition to vFabric 5 Standard, also includes:||vFabric GemFire Data Management Node|
|vFabric Web Server||vFabric GemFire Unlimited Client Upgrade|
|vFabric Hyperic||vFabric GemFire WAN Upgrade|
|vFabric GemFire (Session State Management)||vFabric Enterprise Ready Server|
|Spring Insight||vFabric Data Director|
|Elastic Memory for Java||vFabric SQLFire Enterprise|
|vFabric SQLFire Professional|
You can find the downloads for these products on the VMware Download Center. In addition RHEL / CentOS users can download this software in native RPM format from our new yum repository, see our quick start guide for more details.