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Appistry Delivers 'Google-like' App Infrastructure for IT

aAppistry has a very innovative technology: Applications are distributed across an Enterprise Application Fabric (EAF) of multiple Java (on Linux) or .Net (on Windows) servers, giving any enterprise access to the same architecture made famous by Google. If one server fails, nothing is lost, thanks to what Appistry describes as "RAID for applications." Until now, Appistry's weakness has been that its aggregation isn't quite seamless: An app designed for a single server needs some changes before it can run on the EAF. The partnership with Interface21 changes that, making Spring applications completely portable from a single Java server to a cluster. This is possible because of the open-source Spring Framework's relative simplicity, which has also made it popular with developers and with other vendors.
Andy Dornan
Contributing Editor

A pair of vendors at JavaOne in San Francisco this week debuted an architecture that lets IT deliver applications over a resilient "fabric"--mimicking the application architecture of large-scale Web app providers such as Google.

Appistry, which makes the application fabric, and Interface21, maker of the Spring Java-based application framework, said they are working together to deliver a joint product to support large-scale Java application deployments.

The joint product, Appistry EAF for Spring, takes Interface21's Spring framework, a widely-used Java application framework, and ties it to Appistry's fabric-based approach to make enterprise Java applications that are easier to develop and able to delivered with improved scalability and reliability, the vendors said.

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