SpringSource announces its SpringSource tc Server, which is an enterprise-ready version of the Apache Tomcat server. SpringSource is leveraging its deep knowledge of Tomcat to provide support for the new application server, which will be available in January 2009.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- On the heels of its recent application server
news, SpringSource has announced yet another application server
offering, this time it is an enterprise version of Apache Tomcat, known
as the SpringSource tc Server.
SpringSource, the company behind the Spring Framework, announced the
new SpringSource tc Server at the company's annual developer
conference, SpringOne Americas 2008, held here.
"SpringSource tc Server is essentially Tomcat, except it's better," said Rod Johnson, CEO of SpringSource, during his keynote.
Tomcat is the most widely used Java application server, analysts
say. SpringSource tc Server is hardened for enterprise use and coupled
with mission-critical operational capabilities and support that systems
administrators and developers require from the industry's leading
Tomcat support provider.
According to a recent extensive Evans Data research study, nearly 70
percent of respondents reported that Tomcat is in production within
In October, SpringSource announced the SpringSource dm Server, which
is a modular Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) based Java
application server that is designed to run enterprise Java applications
and Spring-powered applications with a new degree of flexibility and
reliability. Now the company that was founded to revolutionize the Java
application server market comes right back two months later with a new
application server solution.
"SpringSource tc Server is suited for organizations using Spring and
who are considering migrating off more expensive and heavyweight
application servers, as well as for current Tomcat users who need
additional enterprise-class server capabilities," said Peter
Cooper-Ellis, senior vice president of engineering and product
management for SpringSource. "If your application is purely a Web
application, meaning that it is developed using servlets and JSPs
[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."
SpringSource tc Server includes Apache Tomcat-enhanced operational
management capabilities and advanced server and application
diagnostics. The server is packaged and certified on a wide variety of
environments and supported by enterprise-level, mission-critical
support, SpringSource officials said.