application delivery

Chef's Habitat Builder Delivers Cloud Native Operations for Containerized Applications

Grazed from Chef

Chef, the leader in Continuous Automation, today announced availability of Habitat Builder, a SaaS-based service that provides the fastest way to package apps simply and consistently for deployment and management across flexible cloud native architectures such as those comprising Docker Swarm, Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry, both on-premises and in-cloud. Habitat Builder gives developers and operations teams complete control over the containerized application lifecycle.

Developers packaging applications with Habitat are not required to commit to a particular export format or runtime; that decision can be made when the applications are deployed. Habitat also provides scaffolding for popular languages such as Node.js, Java and Ruby On Rails, automatically detecting what language tooling is being used and building an artifact for the application. Deployment artifacts contain the app, as well as the libraries and dependencies it needs to run in any traditional or cloud native architecture.

Webscale Sets New Standard for Web Application Delivery and Control With Expanded Product Portfolio and Free Cloud Migration

Grazed from Webscale Networks

Webscale Networks
(formerly Lagrange Systems), creator of the world's first fully integrated web application delivery platform, today announced the launch of its new product portfolio, along with a limited-time offer to migrate select customers to the cloud for free. Available in four versions (Free, Lite, Pro and Enterprise), the Webscale platform offers mid-market e-commerce and enterprise companies a fast track to the cloud, featuring predictive auto-scaling, multi-cloud, performance optimization, security and manageability.

Webscale drives application delivery and web performance far beyond the confines of the traditional application delivery controller (ADC) appliance (either hardware, software or virtual), to become truly cloud-enabled. The first cloud-enabled platform of its kind, Webscale delivers complete application control to any web application owner, from bloggers, to mid-market e-commerce companies and enterprise DevOps groups. Webscale is available to try and buy online (no sales person required), at a range of price points and with no long-term contracts.

Cutting the cord: Why the cloud is the future of app delivery

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: Jimmy Chang.

IT is challenged by the line of business to deliver a competitive edge to compete in a global market. Securely delivering apps and data to any device is a core IT workflow to enable productivity. However, if you are like most companies, your IT budget is not growing at the same pace as demand for IT services. To be more agile, the current paradigm around app delivery needs to be turned upside down. IT needs to cut the cord.

IT’s evolution: From plow horse to racehorse

IT and the work world have come a long way. Remember the days when the IT department issued you a standard black PC and employees worked at desks? Back then, IT was focused on analysing available IT solutions and then executing multiyear plans. It was common for IT to be working on multi-year programs for SharePoint, ERP, and CRM systems...

Cloud Computing: AppDirect Raises $50 Million in Series D Funding Round

Grazed from eWeek. Author: Nathan Eddy.

AppDirect announced $50 million in Series D funding led by Mithril Capital Management. New investors Henry Kravis and Paul Fribourg join existing investors Mithril, Foundry Group, iNovia Capital and StarVest Partners to bring the cloud commerce compay’s total capital raised to $110 million.

"This new funding will enable us to continue our growth and further drive innovation and redefine one of the fastest- growing sectors of cloud computing, cloud service commerce," Daniel Saks, CEO at AppDirect, told eWEEK. "Over the next year we’ll expand geographically to increase our global market share in Europe, Asia and Latin America regions."...

Cloud Computing: Jelastic Announces Docker Integration to Provide the Most Advanced Orchestrated Application Delivery

Grazed from TheHostingNews. Author: Editorial Staff.

Jelastic, Inc., the first company that combined unlimited PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) into one solution, has announced integration with Docker using Parallels Cloud Server. The collaboration will allow service providers to enable continuous application delivery, fully elastic scalability and integrated orchestration and management for hosting applications in the cloud.

This is the first industry solution that combines Docker´s application delivery approach and Parallels containers, fully managed via Jelastic PaaS. Docker, Jelastic and Parallels Cloud Server are complementary to each other. Docker addresses application assembly, delivery and portability; Jelastic provides orchestration and management for hosting applications in the cloud and Parallels Cloud Server offers container and storage infrastructure performance and availability...

Read more from the source @ http://www.thehostingnews.com/jelastic-announces-docker-integration-to-provide-the-most-advanced-orchestrated-application-delivery-33167.html

Build vs. Buy in SaaS App Delivery, Part 1: Ask The Right Questions

Grazed from DimensionData. Author: David McKenzie.

Are you trying to compare DIY vs using a managed hosting provider to deliver your SaaS application? It’s a common comparison and yet we have found many instances where this was far from apples vs apples. I personally have had conversations with CTOs of SaaS companies who when asked about how they were going to compare a fully managed solution with an internally built solution actually seemed to be more focused on the hardware costs and not all of the other expense criteria involved in their web application delivery services. Hardware is a critical and important component of the cost model, but it is one of many items that need to be identified to properly make a comparison.

First, ask yourself these questions before you start thinking about using a service provider:

  • Is building and maintaining infrastructure a core competency of yours?
  • Who will do the work in-house?
  • Do you feel you can trust a Service Provider with your application/data?
  • Can you give up some control?

Nimbula and UShareSoft Partner to Simplify Software Delivery Across Private and Hybrid Clouds

Grazed from Nimbula.  Author: PR Announcement.

Nimbula, the Cloud Operating System Company, and UShareSoft, provider of a cloud software factory and app store platform, today announced that they are partnering to simplify enterprise application delivery to private and hybrid clouds by integrating UShareSoft's UForge with Nimbula Director. The partnership helps joint customers improve business agility by providing automation and self-service capabilities across not only compute, network and storage resources, but also software and applications.

UForge enables enterprises to automate the creation and maintenance of custom application stacks as cloud server templates ready for provisioning to a Nimbula Director-based cloud. Customers can build and maintain a single code base for their server templates, then simply generate the required format at the push of a button to deploy to their cloud. This helps enterprises manage consistency of their application stacks across hybrid clouds, easily extending to public clouds if required.