VMware, (NYSE: VMW), has announced VMware vFabric Suite 5.1, which features new automated deployment, enterprise open-source support and a SQLFire in-memory database to help developers build cloud-ready apps.
VMwares vFabric Suite 5.1 introduces new capabilities that automate the deployment and management of complex applications on VMware cloud infrastructure. The introduction of an in-memory distributed SQL database, VMware vFabric Suite 5.1, provides the core application services required to build, run and manage Java Spring applications whether on-premise or in the cloud.
The cloud era is driving a transformation in applications, said Jerry Chen, vice president of Cloud and Application Services at VMware, in a statement. Today, most are built with open-source development frameworks, deployed on lightweight application containers, run on virtual infrastructure and are data-intensive. This is driving a real transition in the type of technologies our customers are using to build, run and manage these new applications.
The VMware vFabric Suite seeks to address the complexity and cost of traditional Java platforms, providing a simple, lightweight development and runtime optimized for VMware cloud infrastructure. By combining the Spring development framework, the latest generation of vFabric application services and a "per-virtual-machine" licensing model, vFabric Suite 5.1 provides the core application platform for building, deploying and running modern applications, said David McJannet, director VMwares Cloud and Application Services group.
There has been a big shift in the way applications are being written, mostly by using frameworkswith Spring being the main one used by Java developers, McJannet told eWEEK.