The popularity of Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) seems to give birth to a new solution every few weeks. It's not hard to figure out why. PaaS is revolutionizing the way enterprise applications are built and deployed, while Java is a popular platform for creating those apps.
One of the newbies on the Java Paas block is CumuLogic. Just a few months ago, CumuLogic released a public beta of its solution, which enables enterprises, cloud providers and ISVs to build and manage Java PaaS in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.
CumuLogic Java PaaS Support and Features
CumuLogic provides a fairly comprehensive development and deployment solution for public and private clouds running on Amazon EC2, Cloud.com (acquired by Citrix), Eucalyptus and VMware. The vendor has promised to support OpenStack soon.
The platform supports the KVM, Xen and ESXi hypervisors, as well as the following middleware components:
- Apache and Nginx Web servers
- Red Hat JBoss
- IBM WebSphere containers
- MySQL and DB2 databases
CumuLogic enables developers to manage multiple clouds from multiple vendors at the same time, as well as mix and match middleware software components -- an ability that can accelerate the deployment of applications.
Another key benefit CumuLogic claims is enabling users to consolidate various legacy Java apps to a single platform, substantially lowering the cost of managing those apps.
"CumuLogic is unique in that we are one of the first companies to emerge with a full Java PaaS for the federated cloud," said Rajesh Ramchandani, VP of Products at CumuLogic.
Other major features CumuLogic offers include:
- Developer and administration API, so developers can push applications to the cloud and manage the application lifecycle (i.e. deploy, un-deploy, version control, etc.)
- A Cloud Services Catalog for organizations to receive new infrastructure software and updates to their repositories in private clouds
- Application infrastructure lifecycle management to handle variations between the development environment and production environments