March 5, 2013 – Boulder, CO – Enonic, developers of Enonic CMS, a leading Java-based software platform for business-critical, innovative web solutions, today announced the launch of Enonic Cloud Hosting, a new cloud-based offering that makes hosting and evaluating Enonic CMS Community Edition fast, simple and affordable in the cloud.
Built on technology from Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud marketplace and management solutions for cloud providers and ISVs, Enonic Cloud Hosting brings choice, flexibility and easy point-and-click deployment and management to Enonic CMS, delivering single-click managed hosting, provisioning, deployment and management at a simple monthly bundled price. Essentially eliminating the need for software downloads, the hosted offering includes a fully functional installation of Enonic’s open source Community Edition, including Tomcat appserver, MySQL, and a fully functional demo site with mobile support.
“Being able to offer instant cloud hosting for Enonic CMS through Standing Cloud enables us to reach markets faster and more efficiently than we could with just downloads,” said Thomas Lund Sigdestad, CTO of Enonic. “For Enonic, it means companies and organizations looking to leverage the advantages of an open source CMS solution have less risk and lower cost when evaluating different vendors. It also means more freedom, increased predictability, greater flexibility and better control over their own IT solutions.”
With Enonic Cloud Hosting, customers can choose the hosting provider, data center and geography of their choice from a wide range of 20 leading public cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, HP Cloud, Rackspace, VPS.net and more. Enonic deployments hosted through Enonic Cloud Hosting on Standing Cloud are completely portable from cloud-to-cloud, meaning customers are never locked in to a single platform or cloud provider. They can quickly add capacity or move to another cloud, and are protected against downtime and service outages.
In addition, Standing Cloud’s built-in automated application lifecycle management features provide easy point-and-click access to a range of automated management services, including 24×7 server monitoring, free back-ups, auto-restore, single-click version and resource upgrades and more.
“We developed Standing Cloud’s hosted cloud solutions for ISVs on the principles of flexibility, openness and simplicity, and we’re excited to be working with a company like Enonic, who shares our commitment to open source,” said Joni Klippert, Director of Customer Development for Standing Cloud. “By reducing the complexity of downloading software and configuring servers, and adding the choice, flexibility and reliability of multiple clouds in the U.S. and Europe, we can help them grow the global customer base for Enonic CMS among public and private enterprises and organizations.”
Enonic Cloud Hosting is available today at enonic.com/try. Users interested in evaluating the solution can get started immediately with a no-cost, 24-hour “Test Drive” in the cloud, including a fully configured version of Enonic CMS 4.7.1 CE. Following the free trial, users can seamlessly upgrade to a fully hosted account on any one of Standing Cloud’s 15-plus supported cloud providers through Enonic Cloud Hosting.
About Standing Cloud
Standing Cloud is a leading provider of cloud application marketplace and management solutions. Integrating application software with on-demand infrastructure, we deliver an automated application layer for cloud providers, technology solutions providers and ISVs that makes application deployment and management simple for their customers.
The Standing Cloud Marketplace includes a web-based Marketplace Storefront, where cloud users can discover, purchase and deploy software and applications; an Orchestration Engine for provisioning and managing IaaS resources, applications and add-ons through their production lifecycle; and automated Software Packaging, utilizing scripted software packaging to add software to the marketplace and enabling multi-cloud deployment and management via the orchestration engine.
Founded in 2009, Standing Cloud is based in Boulder, Colorado. Investors include Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures. Visit www.standingcloud.com for more information.
Enonic is a leading Norwegian based software vendor. The company developed the Java-based web platform Enonic CMS to enable medium to large-sized enterprises to offer a complete and integrated web experience. The Enonic platform supports the entire web value-chain, from business and communication/marketing to development and IT. The company was founded in 2000. Visit Enonic.com for more information.