GigaSpaces Technologies announced Cloudify, a cloud application platform that enables organizations to easily on-board and manage any application, on any cloud, with zero code change.
Cloudify is now available with a new free edition, easy-to-adopt pricing schemes, and with a significant portion of the product already fully open sourced, and more to be released soon.
Product information and features:
Built-in recipes: Recipes are blueprints that tell Cloudify all the details needed to run an application – which middleware services to run, what the dependencies are between the services, how to install the services, where to find the application and service binaries, when to spawn more instances or terminate existing ones, and even how to monitor each of the services. Recipes are the mechanism that enables deployment of any middleware stack, using any data store (relational or non-relational), to any cloud.
Many PaaS frameworks target new applications, and constrain the development to vendor-specific models and configurations. Cloudify recipes are designed to cope with almost any operational or engineering need, and are very intuitive and easy to extend and customize. Cloudify recipes include JBoss, Cassandra, MongoDB, Tomcat, MySQL and many more.
New Cloudify editions: Cloudify now comes in several editions, beginning with a free edition that enables full commercial use, with an easy upgrade path to advanced editions that include premium features and commercial-grade support. This offering enables organizations to move to the cloud at their own pace without incurring up-front costs.
Multi-cloud support: Cloudify is the only truly independent cloud application platform, enabling business organizations to choose which infrastructure they want to work with, whether private cloud, public cloud, or a hybrid deployment, and even non-virtualized environments – thereby avoiding vendor lock-in. The Cloudify Open Cloud Driver provides a plug-in that uses and extends the open-source JClouds framework. It also includes cloud platform integration specifications, and provides full access to the underlying infrastructure resources such as language choice and monitoring tools.
Easy-adoption pricing: The new Cloudify pricing scheme is based on a pay-as-you-go model. The Cloudify Free Edition enables organizations to begin deploying mission-critical applications to the public or private cloud with full control and minimal price barriers. The Standard, Professional, and Premium editions offer increasing support and monitoring capabilities, with pricing based on the number of servers in use, ensuring that customers remain at the pricing level reflected by actual use and organizational needs.