MuleSoft Announces General Availability of Tcat Server, Enterprise Tomcat Made Simple

New capabilities for cloud deployment and developer productivity
Thursday, October 8, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO – October 8, 2009 – MuleSoft, the Web middleware company, announces the general availability (GA) release of MuleSoft Tcat Server 6 R1, its enterprise-class web application server based on Apache Tomcat.
 
Tcat Server is a fully supported version of Tomcat, based 100% on the Apache Tomcat binary, with zero changes to the core code. Tcat Server gives existing Tomcat users critical enterprise-class functionality, including server group management, application provisioning, and Tomcat-specific performance diagnostics, and allows IT teams to migrate from heavyweight legacy platforms — such as Oracle WebLogic or IBM WebSphere — to the lightweight open source option, Tomcat.
New features available with the Tcat Server 6 R1 GA release include:
  • Support for Tomcat 5.5 – while Tcat Server ships with Apache Tomcat 6.0 for download, administrators can also discover and manage existing instances of Apache Tomcat, versions 5.5 and above
  • Application provisioning roll-back feature – easily roll back deployed application packages to a previous version, for release management and failure recovery
  • Integration with Apache Maven – push web applications developed with the popular Apache Maven build tool directly into the Tcat Server repository for provisioning to server groups
Since its initial beta release a few short weeks ago, Tcat Server has already attracted a number of subscription customers, including leading consumer financial company Volvo Finance.
 
Sateesh Narahari, MuleSoft director of product management, said: “We are excited about the general availability of Tcat Server. The product’s early customer traction, including our recent win with Volvo Finance, demonstrates the significant demand for a lightweight option for running production applications.”
 
Rich Pulver, CTO of Reverus, added: “We are excited about Tcat Server, as it combines the lightweight simplicity of Tomcat with the enterprise support and features that we need. With Tcat Server, enterprises can deploy and manage production applications at a fraction of the total cost of traditional J2EE application servers.”
 
New cloud deployment capabilities - Amazon EC2 plug-in
Tcat Server now also includes powerful cloud deployment capabilities, enabled by a plug-in for Amazon EC2. IT administrators can now start new instances of Tcat Server on the EC2 cloud with one click. Administrators can then manage their server instances both in the cloud as well as behind the firewall, all from the Tcat Server console.
 
Availability and pricing
Tcat Server is immediately available, and is free to use in development and pre-production environments. Production subscriptions and support for Apache Tomcat starts at $595 per CPU per year. For more information or to download, please visit www.mulesoft.com.
 
See us at Oracle OpenWorld
For a live demonstration of Tcat Server and to meet the MuleSoft technical team, visit us at Oracle OpenWorld, booth 1833.
 
About MuleSoft
MuleSoft is the Web Middleware company. With iBeans, the lightweight and powerful Mule ESB, and the recently announced MuleSoft Tcat Server, MuleSoft brings simple yet powerful infrastructure to today's dynamic Web applications. Originally known as MuleSource, MuleSoft boasts more than 1.5 million downloads and over 2,000 production deployments of its software by leading organizations such as Walmart.com, Nestlé, Honeywell and DHL, as well as 5 of the world’s top 10 banks. MuleSoft is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide.
 
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