Cloudify Provides Automatic On-Boarding of Any App, On Any Cloud, With Full Control and Zero Code Change
New York, October 24, 2011 /Targetwire/ – GigaSpaces Technologies, a pioneer of next generation application platforms for mission-critical applications, announces the beta release of a new product. GigaSpaces Cloudify is the industry’s first cloud application platform designed to enable enterprises and ISVs to take even their most mission-critical applications to any cloud, without forcing any code changes or cloud vendor lock-in.
"Enterprises increasingly want to move to the cloud – whether private or hybrid – to gain the benefits of agility and cost reduction. However, deploying mission-critical applications to the cloud can present significant challenges," said Adi Paz, EVP Marketing and Business Development at GigaSpaces. "Today, achieving cloud benefits requires vast investments of time and resources to rewrite applications, and so the bulk of enterprise business apps have still not made the move. Cloudify eliminates these barriers."
GigaSpaces Cloudify leverages the company’s decade of experience in virtualisation and delivering application platforms for large-scale, mission-critical applications. GigaSpaces has recently entered multiple partnerships based on these capabilities, including partnering with Microsoft to deliver a specialised edition, Cloudify for Azure, which enables on-boarding Java applications onto the Azure cloud. Other collaborations include work with Citrix and Rackspace to create an open PaaS solution with OpenStack (CloudStack included). This makes Cloudify the only platform that supports any cloud, with specific integration with the most diverse array of Cloud environments. Moreover, Cloudify makes it possible to take any application and run it in a local development environment and then move it your cloud of choice, whether private or public, completely seamlessly with only a simple configuration switch.
Product Information & Features
Cloudify was designed based on the following principles:
At the core of Cloudify stands a mechanism of application recipes. A recipe is a blueprint that provides Cloudify all the details needed to run an application, including what middleware services to run, what the dependencies are between these services, how to install the services and where to find the application and service binaries, when to spin more instances or terminate existing ones, and even how to monitor each of the services. Recipes are expressed in a Groovy-based DSL (domain specific language), making them very intuitive and easy to extend and customise.
Cloudify Values & Benefits
"Cloudify enables businesses to move their applications to the cloud with no code change and minimal learning curve – meaning that they can continue to develop in their traditional environment and leverage existing skills and assets, while gaining the cost and agility benefits of deploying to the cloud," says Nati Shalom, CTO at GigaSpaces. "We also enable our customers to survive a complete data centre failure, and to burst into the cloud at peak loads, by making replicas of the data available across multiple data centres and availability zones."
GigaSpaces Cloudify provides the following unique values:
Pricing and Download Information
The Cloudify beta version is currently available for download here. This version already includes integration with Tomcat, JBoss, Cassandra, MySQL, Spring, MongoDB, HSQL, ActiveMQ and PostgreSQL. It also comes with a built-in local cloud, which makes it possible to run a complete application stack on your local desktop. The product will include a feature-rich free edition, designed to support real application workloads and enterprise use cases. Full official pricing will be available upon general release in December.
Learn more about Cloudify at:
Webcast: Uri Cohen, GigaSpaces VP Product Management, will present an online demo of Cloudify on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/150134776.
Conference: GigaSpaces will speak about Cloudify at the IGT International Cloud Summit on Monday, October 31, 2011 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Register for the conference at http://igtdld2011.eventbrite.com/?ref=ecount.
GigaSpaces Technologies is the pioneer of a new generation of application virtualisation platforms and a leading provider of end-to-end scaling solutions for distributed, mission-critical application environments, and cloud enabling technologies. GigaSpaces is the only platform on the market that offers truly silo-free architecture, along with operational agility and openness, delivering enhanced efficiency, extreme performance and always-on availability. The GigaSpaces solutions are designed from the ground up to run on any cloud environment – private, public, or hybrid – and offer a pain-free, evolutionary path to meet tomorrow’s IT challenges.
Hundreds of organisations worldwide are leveraging GigaSpaces’ technology to enhance IT efficiency and performance, among which are Fortune Global 500 companies, including top financial service enterprises, e-commerce companies, online gaming providers, and telecom carriers.
For more information, visit http://www.gigaspaces.com, or our blog at http://blog.gigaspaces.com.
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Laura Ackerman for GigaSpaces