Home Tier 3 PaaS Automates Multiple Server Cloud Deployments

Tier 3 PaaS Automates Multiple Server Cloud Deployments

Enterprise cloud provider Tier 3 will announce today a platform agnostic toolset that automates the design and deployment of complex environments and applications onto their cloud-based services. Called the Environment Engine, the platform-as-a-service is uniquely aimed at enabling the creation and use of best practice templates to enable the automation of various Microsoft and Linux server deployments.

This saves costs and enables applications to be deployed faster, more consistently and with less possibility of human error. Environments can include Microsoft SharePoint Server, Exchange Server (both single server and High Available) and a variety of other Web-based app servers.

Tier 3 calls each of these deployments a blueprint, and they are set up using their Web-based control console. Each deployment can be configured to be private, shared publically or limited sharing to specific individuals. You can add multiple VMs to a single blueprint so that an entire Web app can be brought up with a single command, even though it is deployed across multiple Web, database, and app servers on different VMs. You can script out an entire installation, adding monitoring, backups, firewall rule sets – in short, you can replicate in the cloud your entire computing environment.

While other cloud providers offer the ability to group and stage servers together, Tier 3 can make this much more sophisticated. ISVs can use this to build entire environments for their customers with multiple servers.

This will be added to Tier 3’s service offerings in October. At that time, there won’t be any additional charge for the service, as like other Tier 3 services you only incur costs when you deploy resources. Tier 3 customers include some very large-scale cloud operators including NetApp and Microsoft.

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.