Meanwhile, on Oct. 21, Aptana announced the general availability of Aptana Cloud, an online service that integrates with Eclipse Foundation software development tools for hosting, scaling and managing Web applications in the cloud, Hakman said. Aptana Cloud provides a complete end-to-end solution for deploying, scaling, staging, managing and monitoring Web sites and Internet applications, according to the company. Colton said with a few clicks users can deploy to scalable open-source application platforms, including PHP, MySQL, Apache and Aptana Jaxer.Added Hakman:
"Aptana Cloud helped us deploy our application faster than expected," said Shawn Jonnet, chief software architect and co-founder of King Pearl, a technology consulting company specializing in health care.
Aptana Cloud goes way beyond the utility model of providing raw computing cycles and storage as a service. Customers choose Aptana Cloud because it not only scales on demand, but also because it uniquely has additional services that streamline the entire development, deployment and management cycle for Web applications. The result is the ultimate in ease and efficiency-a complete solution that puts the power of cloud computing to work for you costing far less to operate than doing it yourself.Aptana Cloud's entry-level pricing is 4 cents an hour, Hakman said. Higher scalability services start at 5 cents an hour per 256MB of allocated RAM and the costs go down per unit as users scale up, he said. Interested parties can look here to learn more about Aptana Cloud.