Tuesday Jul 03, 2007

GlassFish at The University of North Carolina

A North Carolina License Plate Reading: "GLASSFISH"

Our latest Adoption Story looks at how GlassFish is powering the IT infrastructure knowledgebase for the Universify of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The development team initially worried that a full Java EE container might be too heavyweight and complex for their needs. But after a little experimentation, they found that it actually simplified their project. GlassFish also met their app's extensive integration requirements (incorporating Spring, Acegi, Facelets, Tomahawk, Nux, XOM, Abdera, AspectJ, SVNKit, Sesame, and more).

One other interesting tidbit... Having been founded in 1789, UNC is the oldest public university in the United States. So we now have Adoption Stories for America's oldest public and private universities. That puts GlassFish in some pretty good company. :)

Tuesday Mar 06, 2007

GlassFish Goes to Harvard

Harvard University Logo

The Dataverse Network project at Harvard University is setting out to redefine the way that researchers handle data. Their approach? Provide an integrated set of web application software and services for data storage and sharing.

Since they aim to provide long-term storage of important research data, these services must be highly scalable and stable. That's where GlassFish comes into the picture. Merce Crosas, development manager for the project, summed it up by saying: "GlassFish's stability enabled us to concentrate on the code and not worry about the server environment."

Researchers at one of the top universities in the world turned to GlassFish when they needed a platform combining cutting-edge technology with rock-solid stability. Maybe you should too. ;)

For more information, see the Adoption Story and accompanying questionnaire responses.