Pivotal and VMware are partnering to deliver well-managed, agile and secure data and application infrastructure for VMware environments across public, private and hybrid clouds. Pivotal tc Server formerly known as VMware vFabric tc Server, is now part of the Pivotal portfolio of products.

Choosing Your Pivotal tc Server Edition

Pivotal tc Server Developer Edition

Pivotal tc Server Developer Edition is free to download and use, and is also bundled within SpringSource Tool Suite, available as a free download.

Pivotal tc Server Standard Edition

Designed to be a drop in replacement for Apache Tomcat, Pivotal tc Server Standard Edition provides enterprise users with the lightweight server they want paired with the operational management, advanced diagnostics, and mission-critical support capabilities businesses need.

Pivotal tc Server Spring Edition

Pivotal tc Server Spring Edition, with its native Spring Instrumentation, enables fine grain monitoring of deployed applications and unparalleled visibility into the execution of Spring-powered applications. With pre-built advanced application management and reporting for Spring applications, Pivotal tc Server Spring Edition provides the application operator with the top-down insight required to ensure Spring applications are performing as expected.

Compare Editions

Feature Developer Edition Standard Edition Spring Edition
Drop-in replacement Apache Tomcat
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-server configuration
 
Yes
Yes
Secure remote server administration
 
Yes
Yes
Command line control and scripting
 
Yes
Yes
Comprehensive integrated monitoring
 
Yes
Yes
Spring Application control (start/stop/restart)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Native Spring Instrumentation
Yes
 
Yes
Detailed Spring App Performance Reporting
Yes
 
Yes

Understanding Pivotal tc Server Pricing

Pivotal tc Server can be purchased in three ways:

  • Pivotal tc Server Spring Edition can be purchased as part of VMware vFabric® Suite. Because vFabric Suite has a flexible licensing scheme, we recommend this option for customers who plan to run tc Server on VMware vSphere® or multiple vFabric products in their environment.
    Learn more about pricing for the vFabric Suite.
  • Pivotal tc Server Standard Edition and Spring Edition can be purchased as a standalone Pivotal tc Server license perpetual license — a one-time license under which support and subscription (SnS) contracts can be renewed annually. This option is priced per physical CPU, and appropriate for customers who plan to run tc Server only on physical infrastructure, and not on vSphere. This pricing is outlined below.
  • Pivotal tc Server Standard Edition and Spring Edition can be purchased as an annual subscription—an annual contract with support and subscription built-in. This option is priced per physical CPU, and appropriate for customers who plan to run tc Server on physical infrastructure. This pricing is described below.

VMware offers a choice of support levels for Pivotal tc Server. Pricing is per physical CPU, up to 6 cores per CPU. Each additional six cores require an additional license.

Suggested retail pricing for U.S. editions of Pivotal tc Server available are shown below. Please contact your local Reseller for specific pricing.

Note: Retail Pricing is for reference purposes only and is subject to change without notice. Pricing is suggested retail price in USD, for sales in the US. Regional prices may vary. For detailed pricing please contact a reseller or Pivotal tc Server expert.

Pivotal tc Server Product
Subscription Pricing
Perpetual Pricing
Pivotal tc Server Spring Edition
Production support
Pivotal tc Server Spring Edition
Basic support
Pivotal tc Server Standard Edition
Production support
Pivotal tc Server Standard Edition
Basic support

Additional Licensing

tc Server is available for US Federal Government entities (GSA pricing), qualifying academic institutions, and managed service providers enrolled in the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP). For details, please contact a reseller or vFabric expert.

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