CloudBees announces that its Java-based platform-as-a-service solution is now generally available.
, maker of a Java-based cloud
computing platform, has announced that its CloudBees solution is now generally
CloudBees Platform is a development-to-production PAAS (platform-as-a-service)
solution for Java applications. The CloudBees Platform includes the company's
two services, DEV@cloud and RUN@cloud. With the CloudBees Platform, customers
handle their entire application lifecycle in the cloud, from development to
deployment-with no need to worry about IT matters such as servers, virtual
machines, clustering or scaling, CloudBees officials said.
a press release on the GA news, CloudBees officials said PAAS is the software
infrastructure needed to run applications in the cloud-in simplest terms, it is
middleware for the cloud. DEV@cloud provides the fully integrated development
infrastructure while RUN@cloud provides the "application server" in
the cloud. With the CloudBees Platform, developers have everything they need to
quickly and easily develop and deploy applications in the cloud-without having
to purchase, configure and maintain hardware, and without having to program
applications for a specific underlying IAAS (infrastructure as a service).
a blog post on the new, Sacha Labourey, CEO and founder of CloudBees, said:
last 10 months have been a great and crazy ride and today the CloudBees team is
proud to announce the GA (General Availability) of our integrated cloud platform,
the only one on the market to provide a complete environment spanning from
development to production.
release is solid: DEV@cloud
more than 500 accounts with over 300k build minutes logged and RUN@cloud
has more than 3,000 apps.
RUN@cloud integrates the field-tested Stax platform which was the first PAAS on
the market. While this release is based on Tomcat for now (see the Road Ahead
below), you can already run quite a few other languages/frameworks: JRuby
Labourey said, DEV@cloud, now in beta, has been used by more than 500 customers.
The DEV@cloud service features the popular Jenkins
(formerly known as Hudson)
continuous integration server. More than
300,000 Jenkins/Hudson build minutes have been logged on DEV@cloud.
And RUN@cloud integrates CloudBees' recent acquisition Stax Networks.
Customers can deploy their Web applications to RUN@cloud today and run their
applications seamlessly in a robust, cloud-native production environment. More
than 3,500 developers have run more than 21,000 application deployments on
while DEV@cloud and RUN@cloud are optimized as an integrated platform, the
services can be used independent of each other. DEV@cloud and RUN@cloud are
based on open-source software and open standards such as Java Platform
Enterprise Edition (Java EE), so that developers can use their existing
expertise to painlessly move to the cloud.
the CloudBees Platform, we're proud to offer the only PAAS in the market today
that handles the complete application lifecycle from development to production
for Java applications," Labourey said in a statement. "We want developers to
only have to think about creating and deploying applications-without needing to
worry about operational issues like scaling, clustering and servers."
In addition, CloudBees' development team features a strong Java pedigree
from JBoss, Macromedia/Allaire and Sun Microsystems, CloudBees supports all
Java applications, including Java EE and Java Virtual Machine (JVM) languages.
The company will be expanding to other programming languages in the future and
welcomes input from users, CloudBees officials said.
Other highlights of the CloudBees GA announcement include:
- Scale DUO - Down, Up and Out.
Optimally managing virtual machines.
- Basic Multi-tenanting. The
ability to have multiple customers share a service, securely.
- Metering & Billing. The
CloudBees platform easily handles multi-tenanting and can accurately bill
by the minute.
- Caching. DEV@cloud caches
Jenkins/Hudson workspace data to optimize the Scale DUO of agents
resulting in faster builds for developers.
- Management. A robust back-end
management system assures maximum uptime and availability.
- IAAS-agnostic. RUN@cloud is
portable and provides support for multiple cloud infrastructure services,
giving users choice if they need to change infrastructure services in the
can immediately sign up
for the CloudBees Platform.