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Excellent value for companies wishing to host Java applications in the cloud. Utilizing hosting tools such as load balancers and network and application firewalls, Tomcat can be part of a powerful system to host web applications to thousands of users. There has been consistency in the development and support of Tomcat since its initial release in the late '90s and the best commonalities have been carried forward. If you host Java web applications, Tomcat is as good as any for an application server.
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Support for non standard integrations having significant market opportunities.training and documentation and consistent support for desktop and other environments.the stability of the application is reliable for front end and backend without any lags or issues.runming various applications on Prem and in the cloud.all the data is being maintained in the cloud enables us to store large amount of data too.
Read full review Pros Fast to start up, which is useful when we need to just check that our changes are working correctly. Free, which allows us to not be involved with the finance/legal team about using it. Bundled with Spring Boot, which makes it even more convenient for our testing. Read full review Build processes are quicker, so our app devs can expedite application deployment. Openshift serves as a great environment for collaboration and testing applications, prior to Production deployment. Upgrades on OCPv4.X are easy, quick, and seamless. Redhat constantly adds new feature sets on a regular basis. Read full review Cons Using tomcat manager to troubleshoot is not very informative. Error messages are vague, you have to dig into log files for more information about the problems. Is great for simple web applications, but may not work for heavy development which may require a full J2EE stack, might like JBoss better. Security in tomcat is not straightforward, as I discovered that you have to understand how to set up realms in tomcat in order to hash passwords, which I was not overly familiar with, which is a big deal when setting up users in the tomcat-users.xml file. Read full review Would love to see easier use of OpenShift developer tools. I would like to see better error logs with respect to issues that directly impact the User log. For example, we lost DNS and we were unable to log into the UI. It took some digging to relate the error to the loss of DNS. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We have a huge knowledge of the product within our company and we're satisfied with the performance.
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Leverage OpenShift Online constantly at both the free and paid tiers. While AWS is convenient, it often brings more administration than I want to deal with for a quick application (i.e. Drupal or Wordpress blog). OpenShift also simplifies the DNS registration and ability to share application environments with team members
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Tomcat has a very rich API set which allows us to implement our automation script to trigger the deployment, configure, stop and start Tomcat from the command line. In our projects, we embedded Tomcat in our
in all of the developer's machines so they could quickly verify their code with little effort, Azure Webapp has strong support for Tomcat so we could move our application to Azure cloud very easy. One drawback is Tomcat UI quite poorly features but we almost do not use it.
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As I said before, the obserability is one of the weakest point of OpenShift and that has a lot to do with usability. The Kibana console is not fully integrated with OpenShift console and you have to switch from tab to tab to use it. Same with Prometheus, Jaeger and Grafan, it's a "simple" integration but if you want to do complex queries or dashboards you have to go to the specific console
Read full review Reliability and Availability
Tomcat doesn't have a built-in watchdog that ensures restart upon failure, so you have to provide it externally. A very good solution is java service wrapper. The community edition is able to restart Tomcat upon out of memories exceptions.
Read full review Performance
Tomcat support to customize memory used and allow us to define the Connection pool and thread pool to increase system performance and availability, Tomcat server itself consume very little memory and almost no footprint. We use Tomcat in our production environment which has up to thousands of concurrent users and it is stable and provides a quick response.
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Well, in actuality, I have never needed support for Apache Tomcat since it is configured and ready-to-go with no configuration needed on my end.
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Their customer support team is good and quick to respond. On a couple of occassions, they have helped us in solving some issues which we were finding a tad difficult to comprehend. On a rare occasion, the response was a bit slow but maybe it was because of the festival season. Overall a good experience on this front.
Read full review Alternatives Considered Eclipse
Jetty is the best alternative for Apache Tomcat because which is also an open-source and lightweight servlet container like Tomcat. A major advantage of this over Tomcat is that Jetty server can easily be embedded with the source code of web applications. Since it requires less memory to operate, you may realize that it is very efficient.
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Openshift provides a way to deploy Containerized Java applications running on JBoss EAP and RHEL in a very easy way. Reducing server preparation time, hardening-server headaches, and deploying to different stages nightmares.
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It's easy to understand what are being billed and what's included in each type of subscription. Same with the support (Std or Premium) you know exactly what to expect when you need to use it. The "core" unit approach on the subscription made really simple to scale and carry the workloads from one site to another.
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It's very easy to add instances to an existing deployment and, using apache with mod proxy balancer, to scale up the serving farm
Read full review Return on Investment Tomcat is cheap and very quick to deploy, so it has benefited much when situation needs applications to be deployed quickly without wasting time on licensing and installations. Plenty of documentation available so no vendor training is required. Support contract is not needed as well. Read full review OCP has allowed our platform to move towards a highly available infrastructure, and push our developers to provide more cloud-native applications and services The initial deployment of OCP was a large costly investment, both in terms of monetary and man-hour resources. Once deployed however, the overhead has been more than manageable. Read full review ScreenShots