GlassFish V2 Released Today

Along with Sun Java System Application Server 9.1, of course.

While V1 was focused on single instance and developers, this one adds everything needed for the enterprise customer: clustering, load balancing, failover, etc. All of this in a single download - no more "Editions" - then you configure the result based on how you want to use it

Lots of other good stuff, but one that's particularly of interest is Metro": support for the WSIT technology resulting from the Tango project. This provides excellent WS-\* support for organisations needing to interoperate between .NET and Java.

All this with seriously good performance. Add to this superb manageability, and you begin to realise that you no longer have to make the choice between open source and enterprise quality: it's here.

And if you want enterprise level support, SJS AS 9.1 is the commercial support brand for GlassFish V2. They are the same bits, with support price competitive with JBoss, and much cheaper than BEA and IBM.

For those of us who have been involved with Sun's application server efforts for about seven years now, this is truly a watershed.

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