Knowing we have the ability to extend our cloud to include third-party resources when we're ready is a real bonus.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 6, 2009 -
Appistry, a pioneer in private cloud computing for the enterprise, today announced the availability of the latest version of its leading cloud application platform - Appistry CloudIQ Platform 4.1. Enhancements to the platform expand support for cross-datacenter private clouds, as well as hybrid clouds containing both internal and external resources. Additionally, new deployment policies in CloudIQ Platform 4.1 allow enterprises to more easily migrate complex, multi-tier enterprise systems.
Crossing Datacenter Boundaries
Appistry CloudIQ Platform 4.1 introduces the Appistry Network Bridge, which enables customers to more easily deploy private cloud environments across network boundaries. Using the Bridge, a single private cloud can unify resources located in multiple physical datacenters, simplifying disaster recovery (DR) and helping to ensure ensuring continuity of operations (COOP). In addition, the Bridge can be used to create a hybrid cloud environment composed of private and public cloud resources.
The Appistry Network Bridge is able to efficiently transport network traffic between environments where logically separate networks cannot communicate via multicast. The tool enables Appistry and 3rd party tools utilizing multicast for advanced features to effectively operate in network environments that don't support multicast, across a wide-area network (WAN) or the Internet, and in any public cloud infrastructure, such as Amazon EC2. Used in conjunction with a VPN solution, the Bridge facilitates the creation of hybrid clouds w/ both internal and external resources.
"The ability to configure a single cloud spanning multiple corporate datacenters allows us to maximize flexibility and control, while minimizing operational complexity and risk," said Bernd Scholze, VP Alternative Investment Solutions at International Fund Services, LCC., a State Street Company. "Knowing we have the ability to extend our cloud to include third-party resources when we're ready is a real bonus."
New Deployment Policies
Today's enterprise systems are often complex and multi-tier in nature, with rich dependencies between application components. With Appistry CloudIQ Platform 4.1, these dependencies can now be declared among the services and applications deployed to the cloud environment. CloudIQ Manager enforces these dependencies, ensuring that the correct versions of each component are available on the appropriate resources at runtime, simplifying the migration of existing applications to cloud environments.
Applications deployed to a cloud service (for example, to a middleware container) can now declare installation policies, providing fine-grained control over application and container lifecycle behaviors such as when restarts are required upon installation. Additionally, service, application, and other scripts can now utilize custom and environment variables at runtime.
"The new features offered in Appistry CloudIQ Platform 4.1, such as the ability to easily span corporate datacenters, reflect the maturity of our customers' cloud deployments and the depth of experience we have helping to make them successful," said Sam Charrington, Appistry vice president of product management and marketing. "As the leading application platform for private and hybrid clouds, CloudIQ Platform continues to lead the pack in innovation and capability."
Appistry simplifies cloud computing for the enterprise, opening the door to a more agile and scalable IT environment. Appistry CloudIQ Platform addresses the complex challenges of delivering and managing a wide variety of applications and services for both public and private clouds. The company's platform is designed specifically for cloud environments, delivering transparent scalability, application portability, and automated management to new and existing applications. Appistry customers include FedEx, GeoEye, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. For more information about Appistry, please visit http://www.appistry.com.
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