VMware Launches vFabric Suite 5.1 for 'Cloud-Ready' Apps

VMware announced its vFabric 5.1, which provides new automated deployment, open-source support and the SQLFire database.

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.

VMware€™s 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.

€œThe cloud era is driving a transformation in applications,€ said Jerry Chen, vice president of Cloud and Application Services at VMware, in a statement. €œToday, 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 VMware€™s Cloud and Application Services group.

€œThere has been a big shift in the way applications are being written, mostly by using frameworks€”with Spring being the main one used by Java developers,€ McJannet told eWEEK.