Scalable Performance for Web Applications with the VMware vFabric GemFire HTTP Session Management & Hibernate Cache Modules
The GemFire HTTP Session Management Module enables quick and easy session management support for simple deployment scenarios. GemFire also supports decoupling of session management from VMware vFabric tc Server or Tomcat application servers, as well as moving session data into a seperate GemFire process. By doing so, this module enables the application server to remain stateless and scale-out independently of the HTTP session data. Separating concerns in this way has many benefits:
- Share session data between applications
- Handle more user data under heavy load
- Manage very large sessions efficiently
- Leverage GemFire’s sophisticated in-memory data management capabilities including failover, recovery, and “shared-nothing” design
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