Tomcat Review

We have to bounce the servers every three months but there's no investment and a huge return. ​

What is most valuable?

It's a rock solid Java host.

How has it helped my organization?

It is at the core of our production application server environment.

What needs improvement?

None that I can think of.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for 10 years,

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No, it's rock solid.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The server needs to be bounced every three months. We reboot on schedule whether we need to or not.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's open source and the community is very helpful.

Technical Support:

It's open source and the community is very helpful.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used IBM WebSphere, but the cost drove us to Tomcat.

How was the initial setup?

It's drop dead easy.

What about the implementation team?

We did it all in-house.

What was our ROI?

No investment, and a huge return.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We bounce the servers every three months, but other than that the costs are trivial.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at other products from IBM, Sun, BEA and a couple others.

What other advice do I have?

Do it. Drop it in and if you have huge traffic requirements, drop it on a couple of machines and run a network balancer.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

6.0 & 7.0
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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