Tomcat goes production-ready
- By Joab Jackson
- Dec 02, 2008
Ever have this happen: You get a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition-based application up and running on a test environment ' one that uses the Java EE-compliant Apache Tomcat server ' only to have the application not work correctly once it is moved to a production environment that uses some other supposedly JEE-complaint application server?
Well, now you can keep your apps on Tomcat. In January 2009, Java tool software provider SpringSource will release what it calls a production-ready Tomcat application server, called
the springsource tc server.
"if your application is purely a web application, meaning that it is developed using servlets and [javaserver pages] 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," said peter cooper-ellis, senior vice president of engineering and product management at springsource.
the package includes the tomcat server, a management console and diagnostic capabilities. the company tested the server in a wide variety of configurations for mission-critical support and is willing to offer tough service-level agreements.
for managing tomcat, springsource tc server provides a graphical console that allows administrators to start, stop, restart or even decommission multiple instances of the server. diagnostic tools include deadlock detection and incremental tracing.
although primarily known as the company behind the open-source spring java framework, springsource is also a major contributor of new and fixed code for the open-source tomcat application server, the company said.
springsource tc server will be available for all major operating systems and for 32- and 64-bit chip architectures, the company said.
Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.