VMware has turned its vFabric application framework into a suite. The just-launched vFabric Suite 5.1 relies heavily on open source technologies to enable cloud development and deployment of applications. “The cloud era is driving a transformation in applications. Today, most are built with open source development frameworks, deployed on lightweight application containers, run on virtual infrastructure and are data intensive,” said VMware’s Jerry Chen. “This is driving a real transition in the type of technologies our customers are using to build, run and manage these new applications. Since introducing the vFabric Suite a year ago we have seen remarkable adoption amongst our customers, helping our Cloud Application Platform business to nearly double in year over year growth in 2011.”
The new vFabric Suite 5.1 includes the open source Spring framework for Java development, along with a version of the PostgresSQL database, the Apache Tomcat server, vFabric App Performance Manager. Some versions also include the SQLFire in-memory database. Prices start at $1,500 per VM per year for the Standard Edition.