TransLattice Launches New Application Platform for Cloud

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-07-25 Print this article Print

TransLattice's application platform aims to improve availability and performance of transactional applications for both on-premises and cloud environments, CEO Frank Huerta told eWEEK.

Cloud platform newcomer TransLattice, which geographically distributes and accelerates applications for enterprise, cloud and hybrid environments, on July 25 released version 2.0 of its Java-based platform.

TransLattice's IP aims to improve availability and performance of transactional applications for both on-premises and cloud environments, CEO Frank Huerta told eWEEK. The package provides resilience, scalability, policy control and compliance-plus increased application performance-to global and mobile users, Huerta said.

"Outages can cost enterprises as much as $5,000 a minute, and they can have an enormous impact on a company's reputation and brand," Huerta said. "TransLattice's goal is to knock 60 to 70 percent off the cost of running global data and applications."

TransLattice demonstrates a departure from the centralized application stack model, which has become increasingly complicated, cumbersome and costly, Huerta said. Traditional installations use many layers of infrastructure, requiring significant integration work, and this complexity makes it difficult to achieve high levels of availability. These centralized deployments are vulnerable to outages that can bring an organization's applications down for hours or days.

In contrast, the geographically distributed TransLattice Application Platform architecture ensures that organizations can deliver consistently available applications and data, leveraging resources on-premises, in the cloud or both, Huerta said.

TransLattice's Application Platform, according to Huerta:

  • Provides built-in resilience for Java applications due to the intelligent, distributed placement of data on multiple nodes. If a node failure occurs, the rest of the cluster will be unaffected and users connected to the offline node will be automatically redirected to a working node.
  • Delivers elastic throughput and storage capacity, via horizontal scale-out of commodity servers and cloud instances. This reduces the costly overprovisioning of infrastructure and allows organizations to quickly scale to meet changing business requirements.
  • Equips organizations to meet varied availability goals and data jurisdiction compliance requirements for both on-premises and cloud deployments through policy controls for redundancy and data location.
  • Anticipates users' application needs and makes data available where and when it is needed, improving response time and productivity.
  • Costs far less than traditional application infrastructure deployments, while offering superior resilience, greater elasticity and better performance for users.
"There have been a lot of semi-enterprise, somewhat-distributed computing initiatives in the last few years, but none have really addressed core enterprise applications with needs for transactional rigor," said Anne MacFarland of MacFarland Consulting.

"TransLattice's Lattice Computing architecture has the potential to fundamentally change the economics of data and application access in what are often very expensive applications. This approach promises to improve an enterprise's business global agility and resiliency using a distributed deployment model and simple scalability."

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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