To deploy and manage Spring, Grails and Java applications within a public cloud environment
SpringSource has launched Cloud Foundry, a new Enterprise Java Cloud offering that enables developers to deploy and manage Spring, Grails and Java applications within a public cloud environment.
SpringSource claims that it is the first vendor to offer a self-service, pay-as-you-go, public cloud deployment platform for full-feature Java web applications that unifies the entire build, run and manage application lifecycle for Java.
Cloud computing allows companies to rent infrastructure from third-party providers to run enterprise applications outside of their own datacentre. Such an approach is expected to save time and internal resources, and allow companies to pay-as-they-go as they use infrastructure for applications.
Cloud Foundry is based on SpringSource’s recent acquisition of Cloud Foundry, a California-based software company. SpringSource Cloud Foundry is built on the open-source Cloud Tools project and extends its offering for building, deploying and managing Java applications to take advantage of the power of elastic cloud computing.
Hyperic CloudStatus, a service to provide an independent view of the health and performance of public clouds, provides SpringSource Cloud Foundry with cloud health monitoring data. In addition, SpringSource Cloud Foundry users receive Hyperic HQ-powered functionality to provide insights into application performance and service levels. It integrates closely with Cloud Foundry’s technology to automatically scale cloud deployments based on an understanding of how the applications are working and interacting with other IT resources.
The company claims that early SpringSource Cloud Foundry Enterprise Java Cloud beta customers realised significant benefits and cost savings from deploying Java applications in the cloud.
Rod Johnson, CEO of SpringSource, said: “Unlike competitive offerings, our cloud service does not come with compromises; companies can deploy full-feature Java web applications, built using SpringSource tools. C-level technology executives can seamlessly add cloud computing as a strategic option as part of their development roadmap.”
SpringSource plans to extend the Cloud Foundry’s capabilities with enhanced cloud management features and other services. It also plans to bring Cloud Foundry’s capabilities to Amazon Web Services as well as VMware’s vCloud service provider partners and internal VMware vSphere environments.
The SpringSource Cloud Foundry Enterprise Java Cloud service is available in beta and is free to use. Normal cloud service provider fees still apply.