Connolly also stated, "Our customers have proven that to deploy applications properly in virtual environments, the application server must require a very small footprint. In this way, tc Server Spring Edition is ideal for virtual deployments which are the onramp to cloud computing."
Spring Edition and the promotional program all seem to be part of VMware's strategy to encourage its virtualization and vCloud partner ecosystem to adopt and begin building SpringSource applications as online service offerings. VMware will continue to do its part to help make that happen. As part of the upgrade, SpringSource is also providing integration between tc Server and VMware Workstation and VMware Lab Manager, open and secure APIs, and template-driven server instances to offer the deployment flexibility needed for the virtual data center and cloud.
The tc Server will be made available as a free download for the developer edition, and is available for $500 per CPU in a Standard Edition or $750 per CPU for the Spring Edition, which will be generally available in early April.
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