Appistry, a cloud infrastructure software provider, has added a new management solution to its product line that enables enterprises to deliver and manage cloud computing services more quickly and easily. Appistry CloudIQ Manager provides a single point of application management across the enterprise.
Appistry, a cloud infrastructure software provider, has added a new
management solution to its product line that enables enterprises to
deliver and manage cloud computing services more quickly and easily.
Appistry's new CloudIQ Manager is a cloud application management
solution that allows the simple drag-and-drop of resources between
cloud environments. Indeed, as companies migrate their heterogeneous
applications to cloud-based environments, Appistry CloudIQ Manager
provides a single point of application management across the
enterprise, said Samuel Charrington, vice president of product
marketing and management at Appistry.
"Enterprises won't embrace cloud computing until somebody helps them
deal with the numerous applications they already have," said Kevin
Haar, CEO of Appistry, in a statement."Today's cloud is built for
single application startups. In order for enterprises to view cloud as
something more than an experiment, they need an approach for migrating
and managing more than one application. We provide that with CloudIQ
Charrington said there has been a gap in terms of tools for managing
the cloud environment. "Tooling around the cloud has been focused on
the single application and not on the hundreds of applications that
need to be managed" when an enterprise migrates to the cloud, he said.
In addition to introducing its new management solution, Appistry
also renamed its flagship product from Appistry Enterprise Application
Framework (EAF) to Appistry CloudIQ Platform. The technology is now in
its fourth generation, and Appistry CloudIQ Platform 4 will be
available in the spring, Charrington said. Appistry CloudIQ Platform
will be available through Appistry's network of public cloud provider
partners, including Amazon, GoGrid and Skytap.
The CloudIQ Platform helps enterprises more intelligently deliver
applications utilizing public and private clouds and is used by
customers such as FedEx, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and GeoEye.
Charrington said delivering the Appistry solution as two distinct
products, Appistry CloudIQ Manager and CloudIQ Engine, "makes it easier
for folks to buy and utilize our product line," because users who only
need to use the management features can do so.
Despite the changes, Appistry is continuing to price the products on
an annual subscription basis. CloudIQ Manager is available for $299 per
core per year, while the "Manager + Engine" bundle is priced at $1,599
per core per year, which is the same price Appistry charged for EAF,
The new Appistry CloudIQ Manager features extensible support for
existing applications, application portability across a variety of
public and private clouds, unified management of applications and
services across cloud environments, automated management and migration
across clouds, and open and extensible APIs.
Charrington said enterprises with Java, .NET, Spring or legacy code
can create scalable, service-oriented applications and move them to the
cloud more easily with Appistry. In addition, Appistry provides an
extensible model for supporting existing applications and includes
out-of-the-box templates for supporting various frameworks such as
Tomcat and others.
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