PaaS

“We Provide Constant Visibility Into a Company’s Cloud Spending”- Mat Ellis, Cloudability

Self-service, one of the greatest features cloud computing, makes lives of enterprises jumping on the cloud bandwagon easier in more than one ways. It makes it possible for them to have software, security, infrastructure and many other full-blown enterprise-capable applications up and running in minutes. All their website data could sit in the cloud on infrastructure they don’t even own or operate. But such ease-of-use and flexibility also brings with it less visibility of resources, less control over computing, unintended expenses and ballooned bills. A big majority of companies are unaware of the services and resources deployed by them that they don’t even need or aren’t properly utilizing. Large number of workloads, lax monitoring and lack of usage alert thresholds lea...

Progress Software Announces General Availability of Progress Pacific Application Platform-as-a-Service

Progress Software Corporation today announced general availability of  its application platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, Progress Pacific. Progress Pacific application platform-as-a-Service (aPaas) has new data connectivity and application capabilities and provides developers with flexibility that helps them avoid vendor lock-in and develop and deploy key business applications anywhere they want, including openstack, on-premise, hybrid, etc. The key data connectivity and application capabilities include: Progress DataDirect Cloud service: The new Progress DataDirect Cloud service enables applications to easily integrate data from popular SaaS, relational database, Big Data, social, CRM and ERP systems.  It has a standards-based SQL interface that works with any ODBC or JDBC compatible...

“Jelastic Has Everything That Hosting Companies Need to Offer PaaS”- Dmitry Sotnikov, Jelastic

Java, the most widely used enterprise and e-Commerce language used in corporate computing, was specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It has, throughout its nearly two decades of worldwide usage, remained close to the “write once, run anywhere” (WORA) ideal that Sun Microsystems so ambitiously put across when it was first released in 1995. However, its efficiency has been tested of late with the advent of cloud computing. Not designed for applications to run in the cloud, Java does not support multitenant virtualized and cloud computing configurations natively. Java applications don’t scale well in the cloud, which creates a roadblock for enterprises and SMBs who need to rapidly adjust their IT resources to meet the fluctuating busin...

Phoenix NAP Launches New Virtual Private Data Center

Phoenix NAP today launched its Virtual Private Data Center. The news comes a few weeks after Phoenix NAP expanded its secured servers and HaaS offerings to its Ashburn data center. The new Virtual Private Data Center offers contract based consumption, requires no large up front capital investment and access to other infrastructure services through the data center’s unified network. With cutting-edge research and development and a large multi-disciplined technical staff behind our Virtual Private Data Center, we are confident that our tailored solutions can successfully meet any client’s need. – William Bell, Phoenix NAP. It is ideal for a multitude of instances including: Application development environments. Testing and proof of concepts. DR/Backup site. Hybrid cloud environments. Support...

OnApp Cloud v3.1 Enables Service Providers to Include Dedicated Smart Servers Into the Cloud

Cloud services provider OnApp  yesterday announced OnApp Cloud v3.1, a new version of its flagship product OnApp Cloud that allows services providers to offer truly hybrid cloud services, utilizing smart and bare metal servers that can be managed with a single platform – OnApp control panel. With OnApp you can put workloads where it makes sense to put them – on bare metal, on a smart server or in a public or private cloud. You get a single pane of glass into the different services running across your infrastructure, and so do your customers. – Ditlev Bredahl, CEO, OnApp. OnApp Cloud v3.0 was rolled out earlier this year with an integrated SAN, global CDN and new support for VMware clouds. This new version adds cloud benefits to service providers’ legacy hosting offerings and enables ...

Progress Software Launches Progress Pacific Application Platform as a Service; Acquires Rollbase Inc

Progress Software Corporation  today announced launch of  Progress Pacific, an  Application Platform as a Service  for building and managing “connected apps” on any cloud, mobile or social platform.  With Progress Pacific, businesses and ISVs can to choose the data sources, deployment environments and business logic tools that best fit their needs. In addition to the new launch, Progress today also  announced  acquisition of  California-based Rollbase Inc.,  a privately held ISV.  Rollbase, Inc was recently named “One of the Cool Vendors in PaaS” by Gartner, Inc. Progress Software plans to incorporate Rollbase’s  technology with its products such as Progress DataDirect, OpenEdge and Corticon, and uniting them into one cloud-based platform. The whole aspect of developing an applicatio...

DiscountASP.NET Launches Snapp Systems, an elastic PaaS solution for .NET applications

Windows hosting provider DiscountASP.NET has launched  Snapp Systems, an  elastic platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution for .NET applications. The news comes a few weeks after DiscountASP.NET announced launch of its  Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Hosting as an optional add-on enhancement. The first PaaS to include a configurable staging and production environment for each application,  Snapp Systems supports deployment via FTP, WebDeploy, GIT and Team Foundation Server to a staging site where users can test their applications before it is set live. After successful testing, users can publish their application from the staging site to the live production site without redeployment. The modus operandi of Snapp Systems is as shown below: We are excited to expand our portfolio wi...

Virtual Internet To Provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service to UK Government In G-Cloud iii Framework

Virtual Internet, a managed web infrastructure provider, today announced that it will provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service  to UK Government bodies through the latest release of the CloudStore in the G-Cloud iii Framework. Using a series of framework agreements with suppliers, the UK Government G-Cloud initiative simplifies how the Public Sector buys and delivers services by creating a marketplace of pay-as-you-go commodity services that can be easily scaled up or down, based on the changing needs of a business and its users. The G-Cloudstore is a fantastic way for public sector bodies to save time and money on their procurement process and we’re proud to have once again been selected to provide public, private and hybrid cloud. – Patrick McCarthy, Managing Director, VI.NET. With  G-Cloud i...

Jelastic PaaS 1.9.1 Features CRON Scheduler, PostgreSQL 9.2.4 Support, NetBeans IDE Plugin and more

A fortnight after integration of its Java and PHP Cloud Platform with NetBeans IDE, Jelastic, Inc. today launched  Jelastic PaaS 1.9.1, an upgraded version of the same with new features, improvements and bug fixes. Capable of running virtually any Java or PHP application,   Jelastic does not require any code changes, and has extremely streamlined installation and configuration, which enables users to set up cloud environments in seconds, choose any of the major software stacks. New features and improvements: Config manager improvement:  Ability to set custom configurations for multiple application servers separately. Support for PostgreSQL 9.2.4:  Posgis module, which  adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL has been enabled. Additional features inclu...

Google Opens Up Compute Engine For Developers; Upgrades App Engine and Launches Google Cloud Datastore

Google today announced public availability of   Google Compute Engine, a  part of the Google Cloud Platform unveiled last year at Google I/O developer’s conference. The company has also completed ISO 27001:2005 international security certification for Compute Engine, Google App Engine, and Google Cloud Storage. Over the last year we have continued our focus on feature enhancement and developer experience. Our developers inspire us everyday, and we can’t wait to see what you build next. – Urs Hölzle, SVP, Google. Public Availability of  Compute Engine In a move  supposedly made to compete with  Amazon Web Services and its Elastic Compute Cloud in the cloud infrastructure market, Google has also added new features and significant upgrades to Compute Engine, including  by-the-minute cha...

Jelastic Java and PHP Cloud Platform now Integrated with NetBeans IDE, a Java development IDE

Exactly four days after Jelastic version 1.9.1’s full commercial  availability in Netherlands in partnership with  Info.nl, Jelastic platform today integrated with NetBeans IDE, an  IDE for Java development. A few days earlier, Jelastic became the first public PaaS to offer Apache TomEE and launched Jelastic V 1.9. A set of software development tools, the new Jelastic plug-in for the NetBeans IDE   simplifies the process of application management and development in the NetBeans IDE in the form of projects in the Jelastic platform. Now NetBeans IDE users have the ability to work with their Jelastic hosting, without having to ever leave their favorite development environment. – Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic. Users thus can  access their development, test and production deployments,  g...

Software AG Acquires Cloud Platform-as-a-Service Vendor LongJump

clouWith this latest acquisition we have taken a major step in optimizing both the business knowledge and IT skills needed to develop flexible, business process driven, situational applications and deploy them rapidly wherever they are needed. – Wolfram Jost, CTO, Software AG. Software AG, an enterprise management software developer, today announced that it has acquired LongJump, a  Cloud Platform vendor based in Santa Clara, CA. Software AG plans to use LongJump’s Platform-as-a-Service capabilities which allow applications to be deployed in public or private clouds, on-premise or to any mobile device very rapidly. IT groups often face resource constraints when they try to digitize their enterprise due to lack of agility and responsiveness needed by end customers. LongJumps’s  applic...

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