Originally posted on Gigaom:
Virtualization kingpin VMware(s vmw) keeps working its plan to become a bona fide application development powerhouse. The company’s acquisition of Springsource and its Java framework three years ago was just the beginning. VMware’s Springsource-based vFabric Suite 5.1, announced Tuesday, adds application deployment automation, a version of the Postgres database optimized for vSphere as well as the SQLFire in-memory distributed database to the advanced vFabric Suite. Those perks are geared to make vFabric more attractive to web scale developers.
In this quest for developer love, VMware must again lock horns with Microsoft(s msft) which — for all its problems moving to the cloud — remains the lodestone for developers with its wildly successful .NET franchise. And it also takes on Amazon(s amzn) Web Services, already a fan favorite among developers who have used this pay-as-you go infrastructure as an application building and testing ground for years. Of late, Amazon has added more…
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