Both Google and Saleforce.com will host workshops on how to build cloud applications using VMware's Spring platform. Saleforce.com will focus on how to launch Spring applications on VMforce, a joint venture with VMware announced in April. And Google will cover how to optimize Java applications for Google App Engine for Business.
VMforce is a Platform as a Service that will run Java-based, "Cloud 2" applications that have social, mobile and collaborative elements. Providing the application-delivery muscle behind VMforce will be the Force.com platform.
VMforce is targeted at Software as a Service and Web services developers that are already familiar with the Java programming language. VMware and Salesforce.com say it will offer on-demand scalability without the resource constraints of an in-house data center.
Shortly after the VMforce announcement, Google revealed plans to support Spring-based applications on Google App Engine for Business. The Google-VMware collaboration provides another cloud publishing avenue for Java developers and businesses.
The SpringOne 2GX summit will be in Chicago from Oct. 19-22.
New VMware toolkits for resellers VMware announced new Solution Enablement Toolkits for channel partners this week. Resellers can use the toolkits -- which include tools, templates and other resources -- to create specialized products around VMware technologies.
The toolkits are tailored to three data center verticals: infrastructure virtualization, desktop virtualization and business continuity. The resources are also designed to help channel partners more easily virtualize tier 1 applications, such as Oracle databases, SQL Server and Exchange Server, for customers. The toolkits are free for channel partners that complete the VMware Solution Competencies course.