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Partner MuleSoft Enables Enterprise Tomcat (Cloudcat) within the GoGrid Cloud

February 9th, 2010 by - 5,484 views

Today, MuleSoft, who specializes in enterprise-class software, and GoGrid announced the availability of the industry’s first commercially-supported cloud-based Apache Tomcat offering known as Cloudcat as a GoGrid Partner Server Image (GSI). The Partner GSI by MuleSoft contains their product Cloudcat which allows developers and QA personnel to build and test web applications easily in the cloud using a pre-installed & configured Apache Tomcat application server. Having Cloudcat contained within a Partner GSI is important to GoGrid users because it eliminates the need of having to do a manual Tomcat download, installation or configuration. Apache Tomcat is the world’s most widely used application server, with over 1 million downloads per month and over 70% penetration in the enterprise datacenter.

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More information about MuleSoft and Cloudcat can be found within the GoGrid Exchange on the MuleSoft Partner Page. There are currently two MuleSoft/Cloudcat images available on GoGrid:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (32-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (64-bit)

These images have a monthly (recurring) cost of $29/server (in addition to standard GoGrid RAM and Bandwidth charges).

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The following press release came out today which includes more information about Cloudcat and the MuleSoft/GoGrid partnership.

MuleSoft Partners With GoGrid to Offer Cloudcat — Enterprise Tomcat in the Cloud

Leading Open Source Enterprise Application Server Available as a Cloud Service From GoGrid

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – February 9, 2010) – MuleSoft, the Web Middleware Company, today announced a partnership with GoGrid, a leading Cloud Infrastructure Hosting provider, to offer MuleSoft Cloudcat, the industry’s first commercially supported cloud-based Apache Tomcat offering, now available as a service from GoGrid. The combination of GoGrid’s supported infrastructure services, the ubiquity of Apache Tomcat, and the commercial support of Tomcat from MuleSoft, provides the simplest way for enterprises to leverage the benefits of cloud computing and open source software.

“Cloud computing has rapidly moved to the mainstream, and we are increasingly seeing demand from our customers for complete platform offerings, delivered as a service,” said John Keagy, Co-Founder and CEO of GoGrid. “Our partnership with MuleSoft allows us to expand our lead in offering customers these compelling solutions based on popular platforms such as Apache Tomcat, and fully supported on our existing infrastructure. GoGrid customers will now be able to seamlessly deploy their existing Tomcat applications on Cloudcat, leveraging the full benefits of the GoGrid public cloud.”

With over 70% penetration in the enterprise datacenter, the open source Apache Tomcat has grown to become the world’s most widely used web application server due to its lightweight simplicity. While many organizations are turning to cloud computing as a way to expand their data center capacity, there are currently no supported virtual images of Tomcat available in the cloud for use by IT organizations. Until now, using Apache Tomcat in the cloud required manual installation and configuration of Tomcat, in addition to installation of other required software. Cloudcat is available directly from GoGrid as a supported GoGrid Partner GSI.

“Through our partnership with GoGrid, we’ve combined the best of open source and cloud computing to provide IT professionals with a convenient, cost-effective way to develop and deploy applications for Apache Tomcat,” said Chris Purpura, vice president of corporate and business development of MuleSoft. “Using Cloudcat via GoGrid’s cloud service allows administrators to take advantage of Tomcat’s lightweight simplicity, underpinned by GoGrid’s rock-solid infrastructure and enterprise support.”

The Cloudcat server image running within the GoGrid cloud includes a fully supported Apache Tomcat 6 server running on RedHat™ Enterprise Linux and is available for both 32 bit and 64 bit CPUs. For a limited time, the Cloudcat subscription will also include a full subscription to MuleSoft Tcat Server, providing enterprise management capabilities that allow operations to manage dozens or even hundreds of Tomcat servers running simultaneously inside the enterprise and on public clouds such as GoGrid.

Availability and pricing

Cloudcat GoGrid Edition is immediately available through GoGrid at http://exchange.gogrid.com/partnergsi/mulesoft-cloudcat. Monthly subscriptions and support for the Cloudcat GSI cost $29/month and include MuleSoft cloud support, as well as a full use subscription and support for Tcat Server. For more information, please visit www.mulesoft.com.

About MuleSoft

MuleSoft is the Web Middleware Company, providing enterprise-class software based on the world’s most popular open source application infrastructure products, Mule ESB and Apache Tomcat. With Mule ESB, Tcat Server and iBeans, MuleSoft brings an ideal combination of simplicity and power to today’s web applications. Its products boast more than 1.5 million downloads and over 2,000 production deployments by leading organizations such as Walmart.com, Nestlé, Honeywell and DHL, as well as 5 of the world’s top 10 banks. MuleSoft is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide.

For more information: www.mulesoft.com, or email info@mulesoft.com. Follow us on Twitter: Mulejockey

About GoGrid

GoGrid is a leading Cloud Infrastructure Hosting provider that delivers true “Control in the Cloud™.” GoGrid enables sysadmins, developers, IT professionals and SaaS vendors to create, deploy, and control free f5 load balanced cloud & dedicated servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access/administrative server control which includes personal server images (known as MyGSIs). GoGrid server instances maintain industry standard specifications with no requirement to learn and adapt to proprietary standards. Deploying GoGrid infrastructure takes minutes via a unique, award-winning web control panel or GoGrid’s API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows Server 2003/2008, SQL Server, and ASP.NET, as well as multiple Linux server operating systems like RHEL and CentOS. GoGrid gives users the control of a familiar datacenter environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud, a “cloudcenter.” To learn more, visit www.gogrid.com.

More information on other GoGrid Partners can be found on the GoGrid Exchange.

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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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