Platform-as-a-Service

Oracle acquires Wercker with an objective to target developers

Oracle corporation, leading cloud and application service provider through an official statement on Monday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wercker, a Dutch startup which empowers developers to test and deploy code at a rapid pace. The terms of deals have not been disclosed as it is subject to some customary closing conditions. Per records both the companies will be operating independently till the final transaction closes. Oracle said that, “Wercker empowers organizations and their development teams to achieve continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) goals with micro-services and Docker.” Both Oracle and Wrecker believe that developers can greatly benefit by focusing on building innovative products and applications. “Oracle is building a leading...

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...

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...

Jelastic Partners with Innofield to Launch Beta 1.9 Service in Switzerland

A month after launching free public beta in Sweden with Elastx,  Jelastic, Inc., a provider of an ultra-scalable and interoperable Java and PHP cloud hosting platform, has launched  Beta 1.9 service in Switzerland in partnership with innofield GmbH, a local hosting provider. Very recently company was also in news for launching Auto-Scaling PHP Cloud Hosting Platform-as-a-Service and introducing a new pricing model combining autoscaling & volume discounts. We are happy that Jelastic is now available from one of the most innovative and technical hosting companies in the country – innofield. Our vision is quite simple: Make it easy to host Java and PHP applications from the cloud, with no lock-in, and with availability from multiple hosting companies around the world. – Dmitry Sotni...

Jelastic Launches Cloud Platform in the Netherlands in Partnership with Info.nl

Jelastic, Inc., provider of the ultra-scalable and interoperable Jelastic PaaS for Java and PHP, today announced its launch in the Netherlands through Info.nl, a full-service online agency headquartered in Amsterdam. Jelastic enables developers and SMBs to get applications up and running in the cloud in minutes instead of hours, since neither lock-in nor code changes are required. The news comes a few days after Jelastic cloud hosting platform launched free public beta in Sweden with Elastx. Very recently company was also in news for launching Auto-Scaling PHP Cloud Hosting Platform-as-a-Service and introducing a new pricing model combining autoscaling & volume discounts. We are extremely excited about Jelastic’s launch in the Netherlands, and proud to have a great partner like I...

CloudBees Launches Continuous Cloud Delivery to Accelerate Application Delivery

Leveraging the CloudBees Platform, Continuous Cloud Delivery provides the quickest way to deliver applications and ensure the highest levels of quality. – Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees. CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, has  announced Continuous Cloud Delivery (CCD) — a new approach to accelerate application delivery and meet high-frequency update requirements necessary for web and mobile applications. CCD represents the fastest way for development teams to push application changes and deploy the resulting code to production, all via the cloud. With CCD, enterprises, mobile application developers and SaaS vendors have a solution to one of their most pressing problems – delivering incremental software features and updates quickly to keep ...

Jelastic Introduces Revolutionary Pricing Model Combining Autoscaling & Volume Discounts

New generation Java and PHP cloud hosting platform Jelastic Inc. has introduced a revolutionary pricing model. The new model is designed explicitly for production applications and extensive scaling. It also offers great discounts for reserved resources and volume usage. The news comes 5 days after Jelastic became first public PaaS to offer Apache TomEE. We are adding the ability to set both minimum and maximum scaling limits, get volume discounts, and immediately see the projected costs the moment you create or change Jelastic environments. With these changes, Jelastic moves even further ahead of its competition, and becomes extremely cost-effective for small- and large-scale production deployments alike. – Ruslan Synytsky, CEO, Jelastic. “Fair pricing is vital to make any business s...

Jelastic Launches Version 1.9 of Its Breakthrough Cloud Hosting Platform

Jelastic, Inc., today announced the launch of a major new version of its ultra-scalable and interoperable Java and PHP cloud hosting platform. The new version, Jelastic 1.9, features a flexible new pricing model, FTP support, caching in NGINX and the latest versions of software stacks (including TomEE and MariaDB 10.0.0). The news comes a few days after Jelastic announced that it’s two hosting partners, Layershift and dogado Internet GmBH have begun formally guaranteeing the performance of their tech support operations. We have added major discounts for reserved resources, as well as discounts for volume usage. These discounts allow developers to host their production apps at a reasonable price. We have also added support of new software stacks such as TomEE 1.5 and MariaDB 10. These...

Jelastic Hosting Partners Guarantee Tech Support Performance

The need for tech support SLAs is one of the top demands we’ve been hearing from customers. We´re delighted to see our partners at the cutting edge of the hosting industry in offering such competitive policies. –Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic. Two hosting partners of Jelastic Inc., provider of the ultra scalable and interoperable Java and PHP cloud hosting platform of the same name, have begun formally guaranteeing the performance of their tech support operations. The partners, dogado Internet GmBH of Germany and Layershift Limited of the U.K., have introduced Service Level Agreements (SLAs) guaranteeing prompt technical support response times. These policies represent a sharp improvement over the current status quo in the cloud hosting industry. The news comes a week after Jelastic ...

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