VMware Inc., the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, yesterday announced alongside Google the general availability of the first in a series of technology collaborations that will enable software developers to build more efficient applications within any cloud environment or device.
The projects that will be made available over the course of the next two weeks include Spring Roo and Google Web Toolkit, Spring Insight and Google Speed Tracer, SpringSource Tool Suite and Google Plugin for Eclipse.
“Together, Google and VMware enable enterprises to develop and deploy rich Spring Java applications across multiple clouds and devices.” said Chris Norton, regional executive at VMware Southern Africa. “Today we have reached an important milestone where these modern applications can run smoothly within the firewalls of a company’s production datacentre or in a trusted provider's cloud environment."
The introduction of these new projects is set to enhance cloud portability across multiple clouds and devices. The next collaboration between the companies is set to focus on broader mobile application support and accessing data in the cloud.
“Developers are looking for faster ways to build and run great web applications, and businesses want platforms that are open and flexible,” said Vic Gundotra, Google vice president of developer platforms. “By making deployments of Spring Java applications on Google App Engine using Google Web Toolkit generally available, developers can deploy Java applications in production environments of their choice while leveraging rich web front-end across multiple devices.”
The projects that will be available in the following two weeks include Spring Roo and Google Web Toolkit (GWD), a rapid application development tool that enables developers to build rich browser apps in enterprise production environments. Spring Insight and Google Speed Tracer enables end to end performance visibility into cloud applications, improving the end-user experience while SpringSource Tool Suit and Google Plugin for Eclipse makes it easy for developers to build and maintain large scale web-based applications.