Cloud hosting provider Rackspace expands its open-source offerings by incorporating OpenLogic's CloudSwing platform into its Cloud Tools program.
cloud services provider OpenLogic announced Dec. 27 it has joined the Cloud
Tools program with Rackspace Hosting, enabling CloudSwing to be deployed on the
Rackspace Cloud. Rackspace Cloud Tools is a showcase site for the company's
strategic partners and independent developers to work with Rackspace Cloud to
share tools, applications and services.
Rackspace Cloud and CloudSwing are both built to handle the highly flexible and
on-demand environments that enterprises need to deploy in the cloud," said
Ven Shanmugam, senior manager of strategy and corporate development at
Rackspace. "We welcome OpenLogic into our Cloud Tools community."
CloudSwing is a flexible platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud solution that
offers cost tracking and complete customization of technology stacks. The
partnership allows Rackspace Cloud customers to use OpenLogic CloudSwing to
create their own customized PaaS by deploying preconfigured or customized
stacks on top of their Cloud Servers.
are excited to expand OpenLogic CloudSwing's momentum to the Rackspace Cloud
customer ecosystem," said Kim Weins, senior vice president of marketing of
OpenLogic. "CloudSwing has more than tripled the number of users in the
first 60 days. As enterprises look to build customized PaaS environments in the
Rackspace Cloud, we anticipate this growth to continue."
users will be able to manage and monitor applications deployed in the Rackspace
Cloud from the CloudSwing Dashboard.
Rackspace partnership should prove ideal for OpenLogic, which has recently
integrated the New Relic Standard Edition cloud application monitoring solution
into CloudSpace. New Relic allows developers to control how a PaaS solution
behaves down to its finest details and is based on open-source technologies, so
CloudSwing is free from the dangers of cloud vendor lock-in.
New Relic Standard free of charge for complete application monitoring allows
CloudSwing to go beyond the server- or instance-level monitoring offered by
most cloud providers. New Relic provides all of the key metrics that our
CloudSwing customers need to monitor and manage their cloud applications,"
said Rod Cope, OpenLogic CTO, in that press release.
looking into building PaaS solutions can benefit by the flexibility offered by
combining a large host with open-source tools, which also incorporate advance
management and monitoring capabilities. Rackspace with CloudSwing and New Relic
should deliver the capabilities to get quickly started in the PaaS realm.