GlassFish for Enterprise

GlassFish has a great adoption from developers, there are 4.5 million downloads in just one year, read the featured article

GlassFish has vibrant community, you can post your questions to user forums

Since there are so many downloads, installations and configurations by the GlassFish community, the GlassFish has gone through various testing on all permutations and combinations of hardware and operating systems. So you would not find basic issues for sure. Also, there is wealth of GlassFish knowledge base online. If you get stuck, just do google “GlassFish issue” , I am almost certain you will get your answers

GlassFish has Enterprise features and is ready for production use, in this blog I am going to give some links on GlassFish enterprise features

You can download GlassFish here, follow quick start guide

You can play with admin console and get yourself comfortable with GlassFish features and you will know how easy to use them, deploy sample applications make changes, redeploy, experiment various deployment options

If you need clustering support, follow these instructions for setup. This is our HA architecture. Kedar also has a nice screencast here.

A great technical article on GlassFish clustering is here

We also have High Availability administration guide

GlassFish has two mechanisms for high availability of session data. The first is in-memory, GlassFish is configured to in-memory by default

If you need 5 9's of availability, please use enterprise bits with HADB support

GlassFish supports Software Loadbalancer and Hardware Loadbalancer

Use the GlassFish Enterprise bits to install loadbalancer plugin, we have automated install and configuration of loadbalancer plugin, here is the documentation

Did I confuse you with GlassFish and GlassFish enterprise bits? I hope not, if I have done, here is the differences in the bits

If you need SSL, yes GlassFish comes with Out-of-box support for SSL, here is how you can use it

Interested in Singe Sign On? yes we do have an answer for it

Looking for some references, our adoption stories can assist you.

Looking for an ISV for GlassFish, yes GlassFish has a very successful Partner Program

If you are going for production, and you need timely support from Sun for your mission critical applications, you can buy commercial support for GlassFish



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Nice list of links. Your readers might also be interested in GlassFish For Business [1].

[1]http://blogs.sun.com/glassfishforbusiness

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Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on July 07, 2008 at 05:44 AM PDT #

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