Traditional Java EE (JEE) app servers bring complexity to the mix. In addition, they are costly and consume a lot of resources. Forrester wrote an article in 2011 about the costs saying, “Use Apache Tomcat. It is free.” IDC’s research from 2011 points how enterprises are moving “toward lower-cost application platforms that shift them closer to private, public, and hybrid cloud offerings.” Of course, you can find plenty of historical posts and debates from practitioners on costs and resources from past years.
So, if you are looking at middleware support for mobile apps, in-memory databases, auto- scaling, and virtual/cloud infrastructure, then you might want to check out our webinar coming up on Thursday, October 25th. In this session, we will cover quite a bit about vFabric tc Server:
For development and operations teams, a presentation that covers how companies approach migrating high-cost Java Enterprise servers to a leaner solution.
The technological bloat, complexity and high cost of traditional Java Enterprise servers combined with the portability of Spring architected applications are driving businesses to consider a more lean approach to enterprise Java. Tomcat has become the most popular server for running enterprise solutions but how can you tell if your application is ready to make the switch and what is the best way to move to a lighter solution?