Heralds arrival of Web Middleware
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO – September 22, 2009 – MuleSoft, formerly MuleSource, announces the second beta release of Tcat Server, the enterprise-class web application server based on Apache Tomcat. This release of Tcat Server includes iBeans (short for integration beans), which enable simplified, rapid web application integration.
As cloud-based applications become commonplace and business-critical, MuleSoft is the first to create middleware to address the growing need to develop and manage applications across the datacenter and the cloud. With the release of Tcat Server and iBeans, MuleSoft has pioneered a new software category called “Web middleware.”
MuleSoft Tcat Server enables IT teams to manage Tomcat instances in the cloud as well as behind the firewall from a central location, including administering server groups, provisioning applications, and performing diagnostics functions. The inclusion of iBeans in this release of TCat Server enables rapid development of applications that connect seamlessly with other applications, back-end data sources, and in-the-cloud services.
iBeans are reusable integration components that can be created in minutes and can help developers tap into the best of the web. Examples of iBeans already available and in use include Twitter, Gmail, Flickr, and Amazon EC2.
Ross Mason, CTO and founder of MuleSoft, said: “We created iBeans to address a huge need among the web application developer community. With iBeans, developers don’t need to wrestle with hand-coding at the API or protocol level. Instead, Tcat Server and iBeans lets them integrate applications with external services using a few simple annotations, freeing them to focus their time on what they do best -- creating rich application functionality.”
MuleSoft’s Web middleware brings simple yet powerful infrastructure to the web, allowing IT teams to more easily build and manage today’s connected applications.
Mark Driver, vice president and research director, Gartner commented: “Traditional Java infrastructure stack providers have focused on enabling robust, transaction-oriented enterprise applications. However, web developers today are increasingly focused on rapidly delivering applications with rich user functionality, using technologies such as PHP, Ruby on Rails, and AJAX. As these web applications increasingly need to connect with other applications, cloud-based services, and back-end data sources, there is a gap that needs to be filled, and it makes sense that a new class of infrastructure would emerge to fill that gap.”
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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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