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Upcoming Webinar: Accelerate & Automate Provisioning and Management of Liferay with VMware

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Virtualization and cloud provisioning services are driving a fundamental shift in the way applications are deployed. VMware’s own IT organization cut costs by 30% and sped up application provisioning by 90%, improving the quality of service to the engineering teams and saving valuable dollars in overall R&D by building out a self-service portal using vFabric Read more...

Scaling in Complex Domains Using CQRS, Axon, and Spring Insight

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If you build modern applications, you are constantly keeping abreast of helpful architecture patterns and ways to deal with scale, agility, performance, security, integration, and more. In this post, we’d like to introduce you to the Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) pattern and explain how it allows your architecture to scale and perform in the Read more...

Calling All Partners: Get the Cloud Service Provisioning Roadmap for 2013 at PEX from Feb 23-28

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For VMware partners, VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) is the single most beneficial VMware event they can attend. This year, PEX is in Vegas from February 25-28 and will be highlighting the transformational roadmap to the Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC). Building on previous announcements that put VMware’s Cloud Service Provisioning products right in the vCloud Suite that powers Read more...

New Video: Deep Dive into Spring Insight’s Plugins for Spring Integration and RabbitMQ

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Troubleshooting distributed applications can be tricky. That’s why many Spring developers rely on Spring Insight to help them gain visibility on the performance metrics and flow of their application’s transactions, allowing them to troubleshoot and tune their applications more effectively. This is a great developer tool for Spring developers, but it is also extensible to Read more...

Application Director Video Series (1): Cloud Bursting: How to Auto-Deploy Apps Internally AND on Amazon EC2

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Cloud bursting.  [kloud burst-ing] verb, is the action when an application suddenly reaches internal performance limits and is extended or moved to a public cloud environment. Cloud bursting is a powerful concept for modern businesses running their apps in hybrid cloud environments. By completely automating this process companies can save money and improve their SLAs Read more...

How to Use Spring with Data Aware Monitoring for Cost and SLA Management

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Like razors and razor blades or cars and gasoline, development is inextricably linked to operations—particularly when it comes to overall application costs, SLAs, and similar IT performance metrics. In this article, we explain how to use Spring Insight IDK and Spring Insight Operations to manage and monitor applications by their transactions and transaction types, making them content-aware. In other words, we can use Read more...

3 Videos on How Apps Will Be Deployed In the Future

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There is beauty in simplicity. We’ve come a long way since programming via punched cards. Now, we have observatories in our pocket because many tools to help us simplify software. A recent article spoke of how installation and provisioning is getting simpler. This is part of a wave of technology innovation that is aimed at Read more...

3 New Hyperic Plugins Available: Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Sharepoint and Spring Insight

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Last month, VMware introduced the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace alongside a new Bounty Program for Hyperic and an updated one for Spring Insight. With all this investment, customers are right to interpret that VMware is serious about developing a steady stream of new plugins that will help organizations place their cloud-based applications under management faster. Read more...

The Definition of “Cross Platform Cloud Applications”

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Cross platform software programs have historically been the ideal for both ISVs and IT. Of course, the concept has been around a while and has proven it’s value. In a nutshell, it allows software programs to have a wider reach and serve more customers. The portability makes it inherently more useful, and, for software vendors, Read more...