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Open-source Java framework specialist SpringSource has unveiled a new incarnation of its Apache Tomcat-based tc Server, offering application developers and operators additional tools for building, deploying, and monitoring their software on the lightweight runtime platform.

SpringSource vice president of product management Shaun Connolly bills the new tc Server Spring Edition as "the best place" to build and run Spring-framework applications. "We're working to build up the 'smarts' if you will, of the platform, to enable it to become more familiar and more intimate with Spring applications," he tells The Reg.

For developers, the updated platform includes a "dashboard" that provides data on the code-level performance and health of an application, and for operators, there's a set for management tools for analyzing an application's real-world performance. If you're running a hotel-booking application, for instance, you could track the number of bookings per second, and when performance dips, you can, say, restart a server or add virtual instances as need be.

The new platform will be available to world+dog the first week in April, with prices starting at $750 per (physical) CPU. The existing tc Server Standard Edition - which does not include the new testing and monitoring tools - sells for $500 per CPU.

This fall, SpringSource was acquired by VMware, and earlier this week, the outfit launched a two-month promotion that provides a pair of tc Server Spring Edition licenses with the sale of certain VMware products, including vSphere, vCenter, View, and ThinApp. This includes 60 days of "evaluation support, " and it marks the first time SpringSource tools have been available through the VMware channel. You can learn more here.

According to Connolly, this is all part of VMware's strategy to encourage its "ecosystem" of vCloud partners to offer up SpringSource applications as online services. Connolly also says that SpringSource has plans to optimize its tc Server for VMware. "We want to deepen the relationship with the underlying hypervisor," he explains. "But we also want to provide a layer of automation on top of that to make it easier for customers to provision systems and deploy them quickly." ®

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