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vFabric Suite 5.2 has been released and is now available for VMware customers to download and deploy. Considered a minor release, this update fulfills VMware’s desire to update the 13 different application components that comprise the suite every six months.  The improvements across the products for this version focus on improving standardization and consistency across products, an important maintenance effort as several of the products are relatively new to the vFabric product portfolio. Customers will universally benefit from standardization across products on five fronts:

    1. Platform Support
    2. Accessibility certification
    3. Globalization
    4. Packaging/RPMs
    5. Security Audits

Additionally, for products based on open source projects, such as tc ServerWeb ServerRabbitMQ, and Postgres, we’ve upgraded the core components to what is current in the community as well as run these products through VMware’s quality control process, ensuring these products are both updated and stable. We are also making it easier for users to choose between using commercial and open source components by being able to track usage of licensed open source components (Apache HTTPD, Apache Tomcat, and RabbitMQ) and extending features to cover open source components, such as EM4J for Tomcat. This enhances the flexibility of the vFabric Suite license to allow customers to have full coverage across their mixed use of commercial and open source products and an easy way to migrate between the two.

vFabric Suite Version Updates 

vFabric Component5.1 Version5.2 Version
Administration Server1.01.1.0
Application Director 11.01.0 2
Elastic Memory for Java (EM4J)1.11.2
GemFire App Cache Node6.
License Server1.11.2
Postgres Standard Edition
Spring Insight Operations1. 2
SQLFire Professional Edition
tc Server2.72.8
Web Server5.15.2

1 vFabric Suite Advanced
2 Unchanged from vFabric Suite 5.1

Release Notes

Across products, well over 200 bug fixes were implemented. To see the list of bugs fixed for each product, see the release notes listed below:

NOTE: The vFabric Suite 5.2 represents the latest release of all vFabric products as a collection. Products will continue to be individually updated and released independently throughout the year as necessary.

About the Author: Al Sargent leads vFabric Suite product marketing at VMware. A VMware employee since 2010, Al has helped make the vFabric Cloud Application Platform become one of the fastest-growing application infrastructure suites in the industry. Prior to joining VMware, Al was co-founder of cloud computing startup Sauce Labs, a software testing platform as a service (PaaS). Previously, Al held product roles at Oracle, Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP) and Wily Technology (acquired by CA), and holds one patent (#7730193). He holds a B.S. Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.

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