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CloudBees Opens Up Java Platform as a Service to Private Clouds

CloudBees, the innovation leader in cloud computing for Java, today announced RUN@cloud Private Edition, which extends the company’s rapid-deploy, instant-scale, no-IT-headaches Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) to private cloud environments running on OpenStack™ or vSphere. With this new offering, CloudBees expands choices for customers on the CloudBees platform: choice in deployment (public, private or hybrid cloud) and choice of underlying infrastructure (Amazon, OpenStack or vSphere).

In support of its commitment to an open cloud, CloudBees is also joining the OpenStack community. CloudBees will work with the OpenStack ecosystem to bring an open, enterprise-grade PaaS to OpenStack users that frees them from vendor lock-in and costly server virtualization.

News Highlights

  • Recently named by industry analyst firm Gartner as a Cool Vendor in the 2011 PaaS market, CloudBees continues to execute quickly on its PaaS vision. CloudBees accelerated the delivery of its Java PaaS with the acquisition of Stax Networks in December 2010 and completed integration within a month. Generally available since January 2011, RUN@cloud has deployed 4,000 applications already. It offers developers everything they need to quickly and easily deploy applications to the cloud—without having to purchase, configure and maintain hardware, and without having to program applications for a specific underlying infrastructure service (IaaS).
  • RUN@cloud Private Edition will enable enterprise companies building private clouds on OpenStack or vSphere to take advantage of CloudBees’ deployment services behind their own firewalls. In addition, public cloud providers built on OpenStack or vSphere can support RUN@cloud services. CloudBees is currently onboarding beta customers, with planned general availability in 2H 2011. Companies interested in participating in the beta can register here.
  • CloudBees also provides DEV@cloud, a fully integrated development infrastructure that makes it easier than ever for developers to quickly write, build and test applications in the cloud—then instantly deploy to RUN@cloud. DEV@cloud features Jenkins, the popular open source continuous integration server. More than 500 customers have logged over 250,000 Jenkins build minutes in the cloud.
  • With proven track records at JBoss, Macromedia/Allaire, Sun Microsystems and WebSphere, the CloudBees team has the deep middleware experience and expertise to drive innovation in PaaS, the ‘middleware’ layer of the cloud. CloudBees supports all Java applications, including Java EE and JVM-based languages. The company will be expanding to other programming languages in the future and welcomes input from users.

Key Features of RUN@cloud Private Edition

  • Scale DUO – Down, Up and Out. Optimally manages virtual machines.
  • Multi-tenant. Lets multiple customers share a service—securely.
  • Metering & Billing. Easily handles multi-tenanting and accurately bills by the minute.
  • Management. A robust back-end management system assures maximum uptime and availability.
  • IaaS-agnostic. Portable, and supports multiple cloud infrastructure services to avoid lock-in.
  • Open. Completely based on open source software and open standards, so that customers can use their existing expertise to painlessly move to the cloud.

Sacha Labourey, founder and CEO of CloudBees: “CloudBees continues to lead on innovation, and today we’ve broadened the choices for our customers—choice in deployment and choice in underlying infrastructure. Even more, we’ve shown that we can execute rapidly, and our vision remains committed to providing the easiest to use, most flexible and most cost-effective PaaS on the market covering the complete development to production lifecycle for Java applications.”

Stephen Spector, community manager for OpenStack: “We’re pleased to welcome CloudBees to the OpenStack community. There is strong interest in the OpenStack community for PaaS solutions like CloudBees to help enterprise developers quickly and easily deploy applications on OpenStack, while increasing the adoption and accessibility of the open source cloud operating system.��

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2011 6:01 PM by David Marshall
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