The VMware® vFabric™ stack is a lean, fit-to-purpose platform for developing and running modern applications in physical, virtual and cloud environments. It minimizes the exorbitant costs, high complexity, functional limitations, lengthy coding and testing cycles of dated, heavyweight application development and production environments. With the vFabric, you can easily and rapidly build applications that scale elastically, deliver massive amounts of data quickly and reliably, and incorporate the latest Web- and Mobile-oriented features.
UWS is partnering with VMware as a solution provider and can help developing enterprise scale Cloud applications on the vFabric stack.
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The VMware vFabric cloud application platform is a solution framework that fills the need of IT-departments for a lightweight, efficient and fast approach to building enterprise scale applications and running them on virtualized and cloud-based infrastructure. While overcoming the limitations of traditional platforms, VMware vFabric draws on the expertise software developers already have with popular frameworks and tools.
VMware vFabric also works seamlessly with the leading virtualization engine—VMware vSphere® making it ideally suited for applications that need to scale dynamically to address unpredictable spikes in user demand. VMware vFabric integrates all the essentials of a modern application platform:
The vFabric platform builds upon the famous open source Spring Framework, used by more than three million developers worldwide to build half of all Java applications running today. Spring has become the dominant programming model for enterprise Java. Besides that, Spring has proven advantages in each phase of the application life cycle. It removes much of the complexity during software development, for example reducing programming effort by up to 50 %, boosting flexibility across various environments, ensuring reusability and simplifying testing.
The Grails application development framework can also be used for software development within a vFabric project.
VMware vFabric contains Apache Tomcat, a light weight, resource efficient runtime server which is already deployed in more than 60 % of global enterprises. The VMware version of Tomcat, the tc-Server is enriched with operational management, diagnostics for Spring and Grails applications and SLA based support. The vFabric tc-Server is a single application server for all phases of the application lifecycle, eliminating complex issues that arise when software developers and administrators use more complex application servers.
VMware vFabric offers a complete range of runtime services that provide applications the characteristics they need to operate well in highly distributed cloud-based environments:
As many enterprises now are on a "journey into the cloud", the vFabric platform is a tool for creating applications faster, more efficient and lightweight. vFabric addresses a lot of headaches of CIOs in application development. The software developers can now be more focused on the actual application that they want to develop and the problems they want to fix. Through the cloud environment, software developers can already identify inconsistencies in the testing phase and the actual deployment of the application. Developers can also easily move from public to private cloud and on multiple devices.
Key Benefits of the vFabric Stack:
As an independent solution provider UWS has extensive knowledge in utilizing the vFabric stack and is able to promote its components unbiased. How far is your company on the journey to the cloud?