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From Christopher Schultz <>
Subject Fwd: ApacheCon Jwala talk
Date Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:12:44 GMT

One of our community members will be submitting this proposal. Also,
they are interested in potentially incubating their product at the ASF.

I think this makes a lot of sense to add to the list of presentations
for TomcatCon.


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Subject: 	ApacheCon Jwala talk
Date: 	Tue, 7 Feb 2017 23:45:46 +0000
From: 	Ger,Steven <>
To: 	Christopher Schultz <>

About to submit this but wanted to run it by you first.  What do you think?

/(We renamed TOC, Tomcat Operations Center, to Jwala in honor of our
internal release name … and thought it was catchy.  It’s Hindi for blaze.)/

*Steven Ger Bio*

A proud graduate of Penn State University, Steven Ger has close to two
decades of experience developing and orchestrating software for a
variety of organizations in the Telecom and Healthcare sectors. His
software contributions have scaled to benefit companies of all sizes,
from small startups to global enterprises, and everything in between. In
addition to extensive knowledge of the Java/JEE stack and all things
related, Steven is known for his entrepreneurial vision and drive to
rapidly deliver software that addresses market opportunities in a
creative, reliable, secure, and flexible manner. Steven is a Software
Architect with Cerner Corporation focusing on enterprise lightweight
open-source solutions.  He was instrumental in developing Jwala, a
Cerner open-source platform based on configuration and management of
large Apache Tomcat and Apache HTTPD topologies.


Apache Tomcat (Tomcat) and Apache HTTPD are hardened, scalable, and
reliable open-source solutions. Widely adopted, these solutions are
commonly used to host and load-balance Java applications.

Configuring and managing a small set of these is relatively easy, but
once you start scaling out your application and platform, things get
complicated.  Questions such as “How do I update the heap or database
pool-size across hundreds of Tomcat JVMs?” arise. Although commercial
solutions exist to solve this and similar problems, an open-source
solution was not available, until Jwala was created.

Jwala is an application that enables the configuration, deployment, and
management of logical groups of Tomcat JVMs fronted by Apache web
servers.  It was designed and developed to accommodate Cerner’s complex
topologies. Cerner has donated Jwala to the open-source community to
help others with the same needs.

In this session, you will learn how to use Jwala to manage your large
Apache Tomcat/Apache HTTPD topology. We’ll dive deep into best practices
and proven techniques to use Jwala to configure, deploy, and manage your
topology at an enterprise scale.

*Target Audience*

The target audience for this session is anyone with Tomcat and Apache
HTTPD experience looking for an easier way to configure and manage a
large topology. Anyone in development, operations, or management will
benefit from using Jwala.

*Steven Ger *|** Knowledge Architect |
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