Apr 292009
 

SpringSource has released SpringSource tc Server, which it claims to be an enterprise version of Apache Tomcat, the world’s most widely used Java application server. SpringSource tc Server claims to be hardened for enterprise use and coupled with the mission-critical operational capabilities and advanced diagnostics required by the most demanding IT environments.

It also says that SpringSource tc Server will be a drop-in replacement for Apache Tomcat 6, ensuring a seamless upgrade path for existing custom-built and commercial software applications already certified for Tomcat.

“The combination of Spring and Tomcat provides a proven alternative to the cost and complexity inherent in traditional Java EE platforms,” said Shaun Connolly, vice president of product management at SpringSource. “SpringSource tc Server, with Tomcat at its core, offers customers a lean and powerful solution that accelerates the delivery of high-quality, business-critical applications.”

According to a recent Evans Data research study, nearly 70 percent of respondents reported that Tomcat is in production within their organizations.

SpringSource plans to deliver a tc Server virtual appliance in the coming months that will enable operations and development teams to streamline the enterprise Java application lifecycle using VMware vSphere 4, the industry’s first operating system for cloud infrastructures.

While SpringSource has often been critical of heavy & complex commercial application servers, one wonders if with tc Server, Springsource has made Tomcat heavy and complex. Do you see good reason for enterprises to adopt Springsource tc server instead of Tomcat or even other open source servers like Glassfish ?

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  • http://www.harshadoak.com Harshad Oak

    I am not convinced that Java EE developers are so unhappy with application servers like Glassfish that they would go for in between options like the tc server.

    Curious to know how the tc server compares with Springsource’s other servers like dm Server and ERS. When to use which?

  • http://www.harshadoak.com/ Harshad Oak

    I am not convinced that Java EE developers are so unhappy with application servers like Glassfish that they would go for in between options like the tc server.

    Curious to know how the tc server compares with Springsource’s other servers like dm Server and ERS. When to use which?