CloudBees Introduces First Commercial Java Platform as a Service With Advanced Clustering and Auto-Scaling FeaturesRUN@cloud Now Available as an On-Demand, For-Pay Service for Java Cloud Application Deployment
June 06, 2011
CloudBees, the Java PaaS innovation leader, today announced a for-pay offering for its RUN@cloud Java Platform as a Service (PaaS). Developers can now decide, per application, whether they’d like to utilize a free plan (with limited memory and computing resources) or benefit from increased memory, more computing capacity and/or additional features through a pay-as-you go pricing scheme.
Generally available since January 2011, RUN@cloud has deployed more than 4,000 applications and offers developers everything they need to quickly and easily deploy applications to the cloud—without having to purchase, configure and maintain hardware, and without having to program applications for a specific underlying infrastructure service (IaaS).
New features found in the Premium model of RUN@cloud include:
* Application elasticity based on a number of metrics (requests, CPU, etc.)—with auto-scaling, developers focus on their application and pay for only what they consume—RUN@cloud transparently delivers the needed capacity. Capacity can also be set manually and changed at any time, dynamically.
* Clustering with load-balancing, failover and session replication—advanced clustering capabilities allow users to deploy new versions of their application into production while preserving existing web sessions.
* CNAME aliasing and SSL support—enables developers to make their applications visible on the Internet under their own domains name and benefit from increase security by enabling HTTPS for their applications and domains.
Adding to the power of the new RUN@cloud, CloudBees’ DEV@cloud service is a fully integrated development infrastructure that makes it easier for developers to quickly write, build and test applications in the cloud—and then instantly deploy them to RUN@cloud. DEV@cloud features Jenkins, the popular open source continuous integration server. More than 2,000 customers have logged more than 400,000 Jenkins build minutes in the cloud. CloudBees rolled out a for-pay offering for DEV@cloud two months ago. With DEV@cloud and RUN@cloud, developers can manage their complete develop-to-deploy Java application lifecycle in the cloud.
With proven track records at JBoss, Macromedia/Allaire, Sun Microsystems and WebSphere, the CloudBees team has the deep middleware experience and expertise to quickly accelerate innovation in the PaaS space, the “middleware” layer of the cloud. CloudBees supports all Java applications, including Java EE and JVM-based languages.
Sacha Labourey, founder and CEO of CloudBees: “The advanced clustering and auto-scaling features found in CloudBees’ new pay-as-you go RUN@cloud service allow developers to deploy mission critical Java applications into the cloud with more ease and confidence than ever before. CloudBees is the first to offer a commercial for-pay PaaS that covers the entire dev-to-run application lifecycle with advanced clustering features. Most other PaaS offerings are only in the alpha stage.”
Additional Online Resources
* Overview of the CloudBees platform
* Register for a webinar that demonstrates the ease of building and deploying Java apps in the cloud on June 8 at 2pm ET
* Try RUN@cloud and DEV@cloud
* Read what others are saying about CloudBees
* Follow @CloudBees on Twitter
* Read the CloudBees blog
About CloudBees, Inc.
CloudBees (http://cloudbees.com) is the only cloud company focused on servicing the complete lifecycle of cloud application development and deployment—without any servers, any virtual machines or any IT staff. The CloudBees platform today includes DEV@cloud, a service that lets developers take their build and test environments to the cloud, and RUN@cloud, which lets teams seamlessly deploy these applications to production on the cloud.
CloudBees are also the world’s premier experts on Jenkins, the most widely used continuous integration server. The company offers a Jenkins service as part of DEV@cloud, as well as an enhanced on-premise solution, Nectar, which is available as a subscription. Backed by Matrix Partners, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite technology team.