CumuLogic Extends Its Java PaaS Solution to OpenStack Clouds
A little open source cloud buzz from this week’s OpenStack Conference/Design Summit 2011 in Boston: CumuLogic, developer of the eponymous Java PaaS solution for Amazon EC2-compatible clouds, has officially announced support for the OpenStack platform.
For a deeper dive into the CumuLogic offering, which is currently in beta, take a look at TalkinCloud’s perspectives of the launch in early August. But as a refresher, CumuLogic supports cloud application monitoring and deployment to Amazon EC2, Cloud.com (recently acquired by Citrix), Eucalyptus and VMware clouds.
And now, this announcement delivers on a promise to extend the offering to OpenStack-powered clouds. In the press release, executives from both Rackspace Cloud Builders (where OpenStack began life) and Cloud.com (technically the Citrix Cloud Platforms Division) express excitement over the OpenStack platform getting some more PaaS love from a community member.
Intriguingly, one of CumuLogic’s main selling points is the ability to manage and monitor applications across clouds, so this potentially opens the door for customers to leverage more complex cloud deployments — for example, an application can run across an on-premises OpenStack cloud and a public Amazon EC2 instance simultaneously.
In a prepared statement, Rajesh Ramchandani, founder and VP of products at CumuLogic, says the OpenStack offering is part of the master plan:
“CumuLogic remains focused on enabling organizations to retain their existing investments in Java technology while improving developer productivity and leveraging the agility and economics of cloud computing. Integrating with OpenStack platform only furthers our purpose of bringing a standard PaaS to the cloud and increasing freedom of choice for enterprises, ISVs and cloud providers.”
Oh, and while on the subject of the OpenStack conference, I just wanted to mention solution provider Mirantis reached out to announce it had opened a Center of Excellence for OpenStack, a facility designed to help middleware developers best integrate with OpenStack clouds and architect and deploy full SLA-based solutions for its enterprise customers.
I have a hunch something big is coming down the wire for OpenStack, the open source platform that could, before the conference closes its doors, so keep watching TalkinCloud for more.