TomEE to the cloud!

Jelastic integrate Apache TomEE into their Java PaaS

Chris Mayer

Finally a cloud platform home for the Java EE 6 Web Profile certified project. Jelastic swoop in to help.

Apache TomEE, the lightweight Java EE version of Tomcat,
has found a cloud platform home, with the news that Jelastic will
offer the enterprise-ready server as part of their public

The Apache application server has garnered acclaim in the
past few years for rethinking the Tomcat experience. TomEE puts
together a number of Java enterprise projects, including Apache
OpenEJB, Apache OpenWebBeans and Apache MyFaces, without bloating
the architecture and slowing an application down to near
standstill. The arrival of TomEE completes the set of major servers
offered by Jelastic, with Jetty, Glassfish, Apache, NGINX and
regular Tomcat already supported.

Adding the Java EE 6 Web Profile certified project was “among
the top requests from the community” according to Dmitry Sotnikov,
Jelastic’s Chief Operating Officer.

“TomEE is a natural fit for any cloud platform that offers
Tomcat, as it offers Java EE compliance, but with the footprint and
startup time of Tomcat,” explains Sotnikov, before adding that it
is “a perfect choice for cloud hosting.”

David Blevins, founder of TomEE, says Jelastic’s integration
of the project is the best he’s seen and their support shows “real

“They have put a significant amount of time into offering
TomEE users the best experience possible. It’s very tightly
integrated with the functionality of all the other layers of their
stack including load-balancing, replication, persistence to SQL or
NoSQL databases and more.”

Jelastic seems like an ideal place to offer TomEE, with both
holding similar Java values. It’ll be interesting to see if any
other cloud platform follow suit, realising the benefits that the
speedy TomEE project holds for Java enterprise

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