Pivotal tc Server Overview

 

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. Pivotal tc Server provides enterprise users with a lightweight Java application server that extends Apache Tomcat for use in large-scale mission-critical environments.

 

The best place to build and run Spring Java applications

Pivotal tc Server, the best place to build and run Spring Java applications, provides enterprise users with a drop-in replacement for Apache Tomcat which is extended for ease of use in the enterprise. Pivotal tc Server ensures a seamless migration path for existing custom-built and commercial software applications already certified for Tomcat, and includes a free developer edition that is designed to make development in Spring more efficient.

Lean, Powerful Apache Tomcat-Compatible Server

Pivotal tc Server provides companies with a secure, supported, and extended Java application server based on and fully compatible with Apache Tomcat. Many companies are attracted by the simplicity and performance of Tomcat but must balance that simplicity with the responsibility of running large server farms hosting mission-critical applications. Pivotal tc Server strikes that balance for both development and operations teams by including optional extensions and packages that facilitate installation, maintenance, upgrade, and performance management, without breaking the essential qualities that make Tomcat so popular.  

Lightweight Application Server Optimized for Virtual and Cloud Environments

Pivotal tc Server provides a lean platform for running modern applications and is ideally suited for the cloud and virtualized datacenters. Thanks to its very small footprint and lean approach (Pivotal tc Server can even run as an embedded library in a Java application), Pivotal tc Server typically requires significantly less computing resources than typical JEE application servers, enabling greater application server density within a virtual environment. Pivotal tc Server is also integrated with Pivotal CF platform as a service.

FEATURES

Pivotal tc Server provides companies with a secure, supported, and extended Java application server based on and fully compatible with Apache Tomcat. Many companies are attracted by the simplicity and performance of Tomcat but must balance that simplicity with the responsibility of running large server farms hosting mission-critical applications. Pivotal tc Server strikes that balance for both development and operations teams by including optional extensions and packages that facilitate installation, maintenance, upgrade, and performance management, without breaking the essential qualities that make Tomcat so popular.

Pivotal tc Server contains all of vanilla Tomcat, and has a few optional extensions designed to make it easier to deploy and maintain. 

Configuration Extensions

These changes do not involve any code alterations, they are strictly configuration options present in Tomcat that we implement.

Easy Upgrades

Multi-instance support using shared binaries makes upgrading and downgrading the Tomcat version trivially easy for one or many instances – so you can keep your servers up to date and secure.

Consistent Rollout

Variable substation in configuration files enables a single configuration to be rolled out to many instances in a farm and enhances consistency.

Asynchronous Logging

Prevent application slowdowns due to log file contention.

Code Extensions

Additional functionality provided by Pivotal to enhance Tomcat.

Back-ported Bug Fixes

Back-ported bug fixes in maintenance releases - e.g. tomcat-7.0.32.B.RELEASE.

Diagnostics Valve

Get detailed troubleshooting information in real time when apps become slow to respond.

Configuration Templates

Includes ability to create custom templates.

Oracle Database Connection Proxy

Multiple applications can share a connection while maintaining individual connection identities.

Additional Functionality

Advanced Session replication with Redis and GemFire. Change Tomcat log level via JMX without restarting.

Add-Ons

Additional functionality includes improved windows service wrapper, installers and startup scripts for Linux, hosted Maven repository, and password encryption for database connection identities.

Caching

Out-of-the-box support for L2 and session caching.

L2 Caching

Highly scalable and reliable Hibernate L2 caching using a pre-built template for Pivotal GemFire running in Pivotal tc Server, for faster access to data while reducing load on traditional databases.

Session Caching

HTTP session replication via Pivotal GemFire to keep frequently-accessed session data close to application logic, reducing application response times.

Professional Support

Get drop-in compatibility with existing Apache Tomcat applications while appreciating 24x7 Enterprise-Class production and developer support. Certified software, updates and patches are included.

RESOURCES 

Pivotal tc Server provides companies with a secure, supported, and extended Java application server based on and fully compatible with Apache Tomcat. Many companies are attracted by the simplicity and performance of Tomcat but must balance that simplicity with the responsibility of running large server farms hosting mission-critical applications. Pivotal tc Server strikes that balance for both development and operations teams by including optional extensions and packages that facilitate installation, maintenance, upgrade, and performance management, without breaking the essential qualities that make Tomcat so popular.  

Learn more about Pivotal tc Server through the following resources. 

 

 

HOW TO BUY

Pivotal tc Server Pricing

Pivotal tc Server is available in the Pivotal App Suite or as part of Pivotal Cloud Foundry.