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Appcito Introduces Enterprise Application Delivery Capabilities to Accelerate Application Rollout and Hybrid Cloud Adoption

Appcito, a provider of cloud application delivery solutions, today announced the latest release of the Appcito Application Delivery System (ADS), formerly known as Appcito Cloud Application Front-End (CAFÉ). The new capabilities, available immediately, allow enterprise IT and network infrastructure teams to act as providers and enable application owners and DevOps teams to rollout new applications in minutes with a self-service model, while still being 100% compliant to existing security policies and governance models. This will help accelerate cloud adoption by simplifying operations and reducing risk.

This release of Appcito ADS introduces new service adapters for F5 Big-IP LTM and HAProxy devices. These service adapters offer granular per-application visibility and analytics, ensuring enterprise infrastructure teams can leverage their existing ADC investments without operational disruption.

“Application architectures are changing. Enterprises are looking to empower application teams to be more agile but with better governance and deeper visibility into applications within their data centers and cloud deployments,” said Cliff Grosser, research director, HIS Technology. “Appcito Application Delivery System offers sophisticated capabilities that can greatly benefit enterprises looking to scale their cloud adoption while lowering both risk and cost. Appcito’s model is especially relevant to organizations deploying hybrid clouds and microservices architectures.”

Accelerating Cloud Adoption for the Enterprise

Appcito ADS has gained adoption with cloud-native, web scale application delivery solutions on public clouds servicing nearly a billion requests monthly. Continuing its rapid pace of innovation, it now offers the ability to speed up enterprise private and hybrid cloud deployments with web scale “as-a-service” offerings bringing operational simplicity, lower TCO and deep application visibility, benefiting both application and infrastructure teams. New capabilities include:

  • Provider-Tenant Portal – allows enterprise infrastructure teams to define policies and arm application teams with a self-service portal to spin-up new services – traffic management, application security and analytics – in a matter of minutes as opposed to traditional processes that typically take weeks. Application teams can also manage their policies and embrace “DevOps-style” deployments. This operational simplicity speeds up innovation and delivers agility. The ability to bring together control, governance and security with speedy application deployment reduces “shadow IT” which can be a concern for enterprises.
  • Service Adapters for F5 Big-IP LTM and HAProxy Deployments – service adapters can be non-disruptively inserted into existing data center or cloud deployments complementing existing ADC and open source tools to provide per-application health, visibility and analytics. For F5 Big-IP deployments Appcito ADS service adapters provide application-centric monitoring with real-time monitoring and threat detection leveraging Big-IP high speed logging (HSL). For HAProxy based deployments Appcito provides ongoing and meaningful monitoring with a dedicated system that stores, visualizes and co-relates HAProxy metrics. It provides alerting based on HAProxy metrics and an application-specific dashboard providing real-time and per-application views of health and performance of applications served by HAProxy.

“We are seeing ever-increasing adoption across cloud-native, microservice-based applications, as well as with enterprises looking to accelerate their cloud adoption by de-risking application migration,” said Kamal Anand, CEO, Appcito. “The new capabilities create an excellent opportunity for enterprise IT and infrastructure teams to empower agile application teams and facilitate DevOps-friendly deployments. It is time to embrace and empower shadow IT, not fear it.”

Product Availability

Appcito Application Delivery System (ADS) is generally available and offers convenient Basic and Pro packages for cloud native applications and an enterprise version for large-scale enterprise deployments.

Published Thursday, January 28, 2016 9:28 AM by David Marshall
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