VMware Micro Cloud Factory now includes PostgreSQL and RabbitMQ
VMware has released a new version of its Micro Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS) tool, which includes support for PostgreSQL and RabbitMQ, an AMQP messaging software originally developed by Rabbit Technologies which is now part of VMware. The PostgreSQL implementation is VMware's own vFabric Postgres, a cloud-optimised version of the object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) that belongs to VMware's upcoming Data Director series.
Micro Cloud Factory was introduced earlier this year to allow developers to create applications on an offline version of VMware's Cloud Factory platform. On their blog, The Cloud Foundry Team wrote, "as Micro Cloud Foundry and CloudFoundry.com both include the vFabric Postgres service, the same application can be deployed on CloudFoundry.com without any code changes while leveraging increased database capacity." The release announcement also featured two examples of using the Java Spring framework to run several applications in Micro Cloud Factory.
The current release of Micro Cloud Factory is version 1.1, and can be downloaded for free from the official web site. Interested users will require a Cloud Factory account and a version of VMware Workstation, Fusion or Player to load the software image. Micro Cloud Factory is licensed under the Apache 2.0 licence.
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