CumuLogic, a Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software provider, today announces the public beta version of their new PaaS solution which will enable enterprises, cloud providers and ISVs to build and manage Java PaaS in public, private and hybrid cloud environments. The product is based on a cloud application management platform, and includes cloud services automation, autoscaling, monitoring, policy-base workload deployment resource management and user management. The idea is to mix and match different cloud-based applications, no matter where they reside.
We wrote about them earlier this year as they were just getting underway. We said then and still agree: "It's not about private clouds. It's about shared environments that allow for speed, agility and the ability to keep control."
The service will include a cloud services catalog of various infrastructure elements that are available as part of the management framework. There are also a series of developer and administration API enables developers to push applications to the cloud. Initially, it will support Amazon Web Services, Cloud.com, Eucalyptus Systems, OpenStack (next month), and on-premises VMware vSphere installations. The product allows cloud-based repositories from multiple vendors to be supported concurrently.
The product also includes features such as IaaS abstraction, policy-based workload deployment, and the ability to mix-and-match infrastructure software which enables the deployment of modern applications, as well as consolidation of legacy Java applications to a single platform, substantially lowering the cost of managing various infrastructure assets. The beta version can be downloaded for free at their site.