VMware announced vFabric 5, an integrated application platform for virtual and cloud environments.
The new vFabric 5 platform combines VMware s Spring development framework for Java with the latest generation of vFabric application services to provide the core application platform for building, deploying and running modern applications, Dave McJannet, director of product marketing at VMware, told eWEEK.
More than 3 million developers use the Spring framework to build enterprise Java applications. With vFabric 5, users can gain insight into the performance of their Spring applications with the new Spring Insight Operations. Based on the Spring Insight technology used by Spring developers today in development environments, Spring Insight Operations extends this capability into production environments, and in doing so, enables operations and development teams to collaborate better.
McJannet said vFabric 5 introduces a flexible packaging and licensing model that allows enterprises to purchase application-infrastructure software based on virtual machines, rather than physical hardware CPUs, and to pay only for the licenses in use. This model eliminates the need for organizations to purchase excess software in anticipation of peak loads, incurring significant costs and allowing software licenses to sit dormant outside of peak periods. The model in vFabric 5 more closely aligns to cloud-computing models that directly link the cost of software with the use, consumption and value delivered to the organization, VMware officials said.
"We believe licensing based on average virtual machines is the best way to go," McJannet said.