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GoGrid and Appistry Announce Cloud Partnership Initiative

September 30th, 2008 by - 26,857 views

Today, GoGrid and Appistry announced a new partnership initiative. The full press release is below:

Appistry Extends Cloud Computing Reach

New Partnerships and Pricing Simplify the Delivery of Critical Applications Via Third-Party Clouds

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Appistry, a provider of cloud application platform software, today announced a new partnership initiative and pricing that makes it easier for enterprises to deliver highly scalable and reliable applications via third-party “public clouds.” The announcement extends the reach of the company’s flagship product, Appistry Enterprise Application Fabric (EAF), which powers cloud-based applications for Global 2000 companies, high-profile government agencies and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers.

The announcement is part of the company’s strategy to address the complex challenges enterprises face developing, deploying and managing applications in both public and private clouds. Appistry’s cloud application platform simplifies cloud computing and allows enterprises to more easily realize its full promise — elastic scalability, solid reliability and automated management.

Leading analyst firms and industry experts have said better tools are required to help enterprises successfully make the move to the cloud-based architectures popularized by firms such as Yahoo and eBay.

According to Forrester Research vice president and principal analyst Frank Gillett, “Vendors such as Appistry… offer various versions of software tools and architecture to enable firms to build cloud IT architectures without the handcrafting that Web giants resort to.” (December 2007, There are Three IT Architectures, Not One”)

As part of a new partnership initiative, Appistry is extending the availability of its application platform to a number of leading cloud infrastructure providers. Through the program, these providers will allow customers to:

  • Access pre-configured versions of its Appistry EAF Community Edition on Microsoft Windows or Linux;
  • Create new Appistry-powered virtual machines on-demand, to scale-out applications with a simple mouse click;
  • Purchase full Appistry EAF licenses directly through each partner via direct end-user billing, when and where available.

Initial cloud provider partners include GoGrid and SkyTap.

image Using Appistry’s cloud application platform to manage the elastic scalability of the GoGrid Cloud gives our enterprise customers a distinct technology advantage,” said John Keagy, CEO of GoGrid. “Our alliance with Appistry is yet another example of the power of enterprise cloud computing.image

“We’re excited to add the Appistry Enterprise Application Fabric (EAF) as a pre-configured virtual machine in our SkyTap Library,” said Scott Roza, chief executive officer of SkyTap. “Our customers are building cutting-edge applications in our cloud-based Virtual Lab environment, and adding Appistry’s cloud application platform provides them with powerful new capabilities to rapidly develop, test and deploy applications designed to be highly scalable and resilient.”

“End-users are demanding a platform which sits above the infrastructure and simplifies the development of cloud-enabled applications,” said Kevin Haar, CEO, Appistry. “By making our platform more widely available through some of the leading cloud providers, we enable customers to build, deploy and manage applications that scale in both public and private cloud environments.”

The company‘s new pricing model moves from a per-CPU, per-year subscription model to core-based subscriptions for public and private clouds. Appistry will make hourly, on-demand pricing available via direct billing as its cloud partners offer support for that capability

Appistry will host the first in a series of webinars on the importance of cloud computing for the enterprise on Tuesday, October 14, at 11:00 PST / 2:00 EST. Attendees can register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/119183270.

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The press release can also be viewed here.

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan, formerly the Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, is a recognized technology, social media, and cloud computing pundit and blogger who writes regularly about technology news and trends.

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