New Book: Enterprise Java Applications Architecture on VMware

My former colleague Emad Benjamin at VMware has just published a new book on running Java on vSphere. When I was still there, I had the opportunity to review the Chapter 5 of his book.

As many of you know, Emad is a well-known expert on this subject who has spoken at various events like VMworld and helped numerous customers. You can buy his book at Amazon or from publisher directly. Remember to bring it to next year’s VMworld for his autograph.:-)

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Book Abstract:
This book is the culmination of seven years of experience in running Java on VMware vSphere, both at VMware and at many of VMware’s customer sites. In fact, many of VMware’s customers run business critical enterprise Java applications on VMware vSphere where they have achieved better TCO and SLAs. This book covers high level architecture and implementation details, such as design and sizing, high-availability designs, automation of deployments, best practices, tuning, and troubleshooting techniques of enterprise Java applications on VMware.

Table Of Content:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Why Virtualize Enterprise Java Applications?
Chapter 3: Enterprise Java Applications on VMware
Chapter 4: Design and Sizing of Enterprise Java on VMware
Chapter 5: High-availability Designs of Enterprise Java
Chapter 6: Enterprise Java on VMware Best Practices
Chapter 7: UNIX-to-Linux Migration Considerations
Chapter 8: Run Effectively in Production
Chapter 9: Performance Study
Chapter 10: Application Modernization and vFabric
Chapter 11: Troubleshooting Primer
Chapter 12: FAQ—Enterprise Java Applications on vSphere

Target Audience:
This book is targeted at IT professionals who are in search of implementation guidelines for running enterprise Java applications on VMware vSphere in production, and QA/Test environments. The first three chapters are beneficial to CIOs, VPs, directors, and enterprise architects looking for key high-level business propositions of Virtualizing enterprise Java applications. The remaining chapters are for developers and administrators looking for implementation details.

About the Author:
Emad Benjamin has been in the IT industry for the past twenty years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Wollongong. Earlier in his career, he was a C++ software engineer, then in 1997, he switched to programming with Java, and has been focusing on Java ever since. He has extensive software development experience with companies such as, Cisco, Oracle, Citadel, BHP Steel, and others. For the past seven years, his main focus has been Java on VMware vSphere. Emad is currently at VMware focusing on all aspects of Virtualizing Java. He has presented at many conferences and workshops around the world on the topic of Virtualizing Java, where he has shared his experience and best practices. You can connect with Emad on LinkedIn.

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  1. Chris Schofield (@schofieldchris)
    Posted November 5, 2011 at 5:13 am | Permalink

    Steve, can you find out from Emad when this will be available in the UK please? the content looks like a great match for some of the work we are undertaking currently!

  2. Posted November 5, 2011 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Hi Chris, I will ask Emad to comment back. Thanks!

  3. Emad
    Posted November 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    @Chris Schofield (@schofieldchris)
    Thanks Steve and Chris. The book is available internationally.

  4. Emad
    Posted November 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    So you may have to get it from, looks like Amazon is slow in pushing it out. I will check with them. But it is available internationally at

  5. Niel
    Posted November 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Is there any way to purchase an electronic version of this book? Perhaps pdf?

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