This morning we announced that Appistry EAF Community Edition has been released within the GoGrid cloudcenter infrastructure. The press release can be viewed here. Full contents of the release are below.
Appistry and GoGrid Announce Commercial Availability of Joint Cloud Computing Solution for Delivering Highly Scalable and Reliable Server Applications
San Francisco, CA February 26, 2009 — GoGrid, the Cloud Computing division of ServePath, LLC and Appistry today released new tools for developers, architects and administrators designed to ease the pain associated with developing, deploying and managing applications in the Cloud. Appistry’s Cloud application platform, named Appistry EAF, helps businesses and enterprises efficiently manage and scale their applications within the GoGrid infrastructure. With this joint solution, larger companies are able to take full advantage of the Cloud’s unique value proposition of elastic scalability, solid reliability, automated management and CapEx economies.
Appistry EAF Community Edition 3.9 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 users. Additional EAF-enabled GoGrid images will be rolling out in the near future. Appistry EAF Community Edition allows developers, system architects and administrators to take advantage of Appistry’s Cloud application platform for free on up to five GoGrid Cloud Server instances. Appistry EAF functionality and benefits include:
- Transparent and instant linear scalability
- Application-level fault tolerance
- Broad support for Cloud-enabling software components
- Adaptive, software-based load balancing
- Fully-distributed, fault tolerant memory cache for objects and data
- Fine-grained, hierarchical security model
- Efficiencies in CapEx and administrator time
- Ease of use
More information on Appistry EAF can be found at: http://www.appistry.com/products/eaf/index.html
“The GoGrid partnership is part of Appistry’s strategy to address the complex challenges enterprises face developing, deploying and managing applications in both public and private Clouds,” said Sam Charrington, Appistry vice president of product management and marketing. “End-users demand a platform which sits above the infrastructure and allows enterprises to more easily realize its full promise — elastic scalability, solid reliability and automated management.”
The combination of GoGrid’s robust and flexible Cloud Computing infrastructure and Appistry’s Cloud application platform enables enterprises to capitalize on the inherent advantages of both technologies. GoGrid leads the Cloud infrastructure space with a full assortment of infrastructure capabilities available in the Cloud, including industry standard and best practice implementations of Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS instances among others, as well as free hardware-based f5 load balancing and hybrid hosting capabilities with Cloud Connect which is particularly efficient for complex Microsoft SQL Server databases.
“The GoGrid and Appistry partnership clearly demonstrates our commitment to helping businesses optimize their infrastructure to gain the advantages of Cloud Computing,” said GoGrid CEO, John Keagy, adding “Companies would be foolish to not optimize their business and technology strategies using the power of Appistry EAF and GoGrid’s Cloud infrastructure.”
About GoGrid (http://www.gogrid.com)
GoGrid is the leading Cloud Computing, hosted, Internet provider that delivers true “Control in the Cloud™” in the form of cloudcenters. GoGrid enables system administrators, developers, IT professionals and SaaS (Software as a Service) vendors to create, deploy, and control load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control. GoGrid server instances maintain the industry standard specifications with no requirement to learn and adapt to propriety standards. Bringing up servers and server networks takes minutes via a unique web control panel or GoGrid’s award winning API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, ASP.NET, multiple Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features are included to give users the control of a familiar datacenter environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud, a “cloudcenter.” GoGrid won the coveted 2008 LinuxWorld Expo’s Best of Show award.
About ServePath (http://www.servepath.com)
ServePath, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is the leading managed and dedicated hosted server provider, delivering custom solutions and managed services to businesses that require powerful Internet hosting platforms for their production environments. Thousands of companies worldwide look to ServePath for its reliability, customization, and speed. ServePath has a Keynote-rated A+ network and guarantees uptime with a 10,000% guaranteed™ Service Level Agreement. The employee-owned company has been in business for nine years and operates its own San Francisco data center and is SAS70 Type II certified.
About Appistry (http://www.appistry.com)
Appistry simplifies cloud computing for the enterprise, opening the door to more agile and scalable IT environments. Appistry’s application platform delivers solutions for the complex challenges of building, deploying and managing a wide variety of applications and services for both public and private clouds. Appistry’s products are designed specifically for cloud environments, delivering transparent scalability, application-level fault tolerance, and automated management to new and existing applications. Appistry customers include FedEx, GeoEye, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. For more information about Appistry, please visit www.appistry.com.
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