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vFabric @ SpringOne Next Week

The vFabric team is headed to SpringOne 2GX 2012 next week – from October 15-18 in Washington, DC. This is set to be a great event to learn the latest on Spring with over 100 sessions covering a wide variety of topics. For those of you looking to learn more about how vFabric is the best place to run Spring applications, here are the highlights you won’t want to miss:

1. Sessions:  There are a number of speakers from SpringSource, CloudFoundry, and the VMware vFabric team on the schedule, including:

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Find the vFabric Team at VMworld Europe

We are kicking off VMworld Europe in Barcelona this week.  The event starts at 9 am, with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and VMware CTO Steve Herrod detailing how VMware is helping customers and partners thrive in the cloud era with solutions that support the software-defined datacenter including a demonstration of Application Director. To view the general session live, check out the VMworld website here. For those heading to the event, come find the vFabric team and discover how you can build, run and manage apps better with support from VMware. Here is a run-down of what how you can find vFabric information and experts – Sessions, Labs, and Demos:
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PuppetConf 2012 and vFabric Application Director

PuppetConf LogoVMware’s Application Management team, the team that provides vFabric Application Performance Manager, Application Director, Hyperic and Spring Insight, is a proud sponsor of  PuppetConf 2012 on September 27-28th at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco!

VMware has been making news with Puppet Labs over the past couple months including announcing the Cloud Application MarketplaceBETA, and Puppet Labs announced it’s integration with vFabric Application Director.  At PuppetConf, we will Continue reading

Application Director in 5 Minutes

The Problem

As architects, developers of software, and managers of IT infrastructure, we spend quite a bit of time (and often frustration) installing operating systems, setting up applications and components, and configuring them. These activities can be time consuming, tedious, manual, and error prone.

Application Director's Purpose and Key Concepts

Enter VMware vFabric Application Director. The key purpose for Application Director is to automate the provisioning of infrastructure and applications so it happens faster, with fewer errors, and with less headache. If you’ve ever used a standard catalog of parts, you’ll get the idea immediately because Application Director stores information in a visual representation called a blueprint. What’s in a blueprint? Basically, a blueprint includes everything you would use to build, configure, and deploy a server or group of servers to build out your application. Blueprints define all the components like the operating system, virtual machine templates, web server, application server, database server, monitoring software, packaged software, EAR, SQL, or WAR, etc.  All these components are available to drag and drop onto your blueprint’s canvas from a standard catalog. Once the core building blocks are in place on your blueprint, you can further tailor your application build plan by including dependencies, policies, and configurations.

About the Demo

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