IT Service Management and Tomcat

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If you work in IT, you probably heard about IT service management (ITSM) or Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). ITIL is a set of best practices to improve IT effectiveness and quality, and it has gained wider adoption over the last several years. ITSM is at the heart of ITIL and aims to improve availability of IT services while reducing the cost of repeatable IT processes.

ITIL consists of several areas: Service Desk,

Tomcat Performance Tuning Tips

September 16 2009

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I often get questions about how to tune Tomcat for better performance.  It is usually best to answer this only after first spending some time understanding the installation of Tomcat, the web site’s traffic level, and the web applications that it runs.  But, there are some general performance tips that apply regardless of these important details.  In general, Tomcat performs better when you:

General purpose monitoring vs. deep diagnostics – choosing the right tool

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The promise of a monitoring solution that will pinpoint application problems and give you exact steps to fix the problem has remained a dream. In addition, monitoring systems have become notorious for being expensive and difficult to maintain. Diagnosing application performance problems requires application-specific diagnostic information that general-purpose monitoring tools often do not provide.

While system monitoring products are useful in triaging a problem and assigning responsibility to a particular team (for ex: Application Server team),

Whitepaper: Migrating from WebLogic to Tomcat

September 14 2009

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While it has been commonplace (and well documented) for IT organizations to migrate Java EE applications initially developed on Apache Tomcat upward to commercial Java application servers, such as Oracle’s WebLogic, in recent years the trend has been reversing. There are a number of compelling reasons for creating new web applications using today’s deployment architectures on Tomcat instead of WebLogic, but perhaps even more interesting is the trend to migrate existing Java EE applications from WebLogic to Tomcat.

Supporting Apache Tomcat and MuleSoft Tcat Server

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With the launch of MuleSoft Tcat Server, the MuleSoft support team has been working hard to ensure that we can deliver the same world-class support for Apache Tomcat and Tcat Server that we offer for Mule ESB.

Welcome Tomcat expert Jason Brittain!

September 3 2009

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In conjunction with the exciting news about our new enterprise product for Tomcat, Tcat Server, we are thrilled to announce that Jason Brittain, renowned Tomcat expert and author of the best-selling O’Reilly book Tomcat: The Definitive Guide, has joined MuleSoft. As an architect on Tcat Server, Jason will bring his wealth of knowledge and ten years of experience working with Tomcat to help us continue to develop the very best enterprise product for Tomcat.

Introducing MuleSoft TCat Server

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This week is an exciting one at MuleSoft — we just announced our newest product, MuleSoft Tcat Server. Tcat Server is a new enterprise Tomcat server, which provides application provisioning and server management capabilities for Apache Tomcat. You can read the press release here.