Uhuru Announces AppCloud – The Versatile Application Hosting Service
July 31, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsWith the Uhuru AppCloud Ready To Go service developers can host applications written in the language of their choice, weather it is .NET or Open Source, without having to worry about configuring servers or virtual machines again.
Unique amongst Platforms as a Service offerings, the Uhuru AppCloud Ready To Go service supports teams of developers for a single project, enabling collaboration.
Redmond, WA, July 31st, 2012 Uhuru Software, Inc., a software start-up that gives developers the simplicity and flexibility they need for deploying applications on the internet, today delivered the Uhuru AppCloud beta. This is one of the first truly multi-platform Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings which allows software engineers to not only publish both applications written on Microsoft's .NET technology as well as well popular Open Source technologies like Java, Ruby, PHP and Node.js but to mix and match the best of Open Source and .NET. With the AppCloud Ready To Go service developers can focus on writing great applications, not configuring servers or virtual machines.
You can find out more details for AppCloud Ready To Go and register for a free trial account here:
This greatly expands the capabilities of the Platform as a Service technology Uhuru introduced for testing in December and provides versions tailored to different customer needs. There are three forms of the Uhuru AppCloud.
"Developers want to focus on building great software in the language they prefer without getting mired in the issues of complex deployments," said Jawad Khaki, CEO and co-founder of Uhuru. "By using the Uhuru AppCloud Ready To Go service software engineers never have to worry about configuring a server again."
The Uhuru AppCloud - Ready To Go beta is now hosted on a robust US based datacenter and capable of handling significant numbers of applications and traffic. Combined with the extensive enhancements in application management tools the Uhuru AppCloud Ready To Go service is a reliable place to test applications and build prototypes.
"The Uhuru AppCloud is a welcome addition to the Cloud Foundry ecosystem, and expands choice of .NET developers who can now consume Uhuru technologies as software or as a service," said James Watters, director, Cloud Application Platform Ecosystem Development, VMware. "Uhuru AppCloud furthers the Cloud Foundry vision of providing developer freedom through multi-cloud, multi-language developer platforms."
TRULY MULTI-PLATFORM APPLICATION HOSTING SERVICE
This is one of the first truly multi-platform Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings which allows software engineers to publish both applications written on Microsoft's .NET technology as well as well popular Open Source technologies like Java, Ruby, PHP and Node.js. With the AppCloud Ready To Go service developers can focus on writing great applications, not configuring servers or virtual machines.
Most applications will work without any modifications on the Uhuru AppCloud and benefit from automatic fault-tolerance and load balancing to quickly scale to meet whatever traffic needs are necessary.
Uniquely amongst web application hosting services, the Uhuru AppCloud now supports software engineering teams, allowing multiple developers to participate on the same projects.
ADDITIONAL NEW FEATURES IN THE APPCLOUD - READY TO GO SERVICE INCLUDE:
The AppCloud RTG service is in beta and will be made available as a paid service later this year.
APPCLOUD INTEGRATES THESE FOUNDATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES:
VIEWPOINTS ON UHURU AND .NET SERVICES FOR CLOUD FOUNDRY:
ABOUT UHURU SOFTWARE, INC.
Uhuru Software, Inc. is a Redmond-based software start-up founded by former Microsoft executives and engineers. Uhuru provides comprehensive integrated application development platforms, management tools, and services to enable rapid development and deployment of solutions in private or public clouds by enterprises and service providers. Uhuru is dedicated to bringing the best of Windows and Open Source development together.
Uhuru was founded by Jawad Khaki and Jawaid Ekram. Jawad Khaki is a former Microsoft Corporate Vice President at Microsoft and a 20 year veteran of the company. Jawad led engineers and business leaders to deliver networking, communication and device technologies for Microsoft® Windows client and server operating system platforms. Trained and educated as a computer engineer in London, Jawad started his career in 1979 as a hardware design engineer developing hardware and firmware for UK based GEC Computers Ltd. and then in 1985 as a UNIX development consultant for AT&T Bell Laboratories. With roots in software development and long experience leading development teams on UNIX and Windows, Mr. Khaki understands the challenges that .NET developers face.
Jawaid Ekram is a cloud computing industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in engineering and in the operations of large scale systems. He is a former General Manager at Microsoft where he was responsible for Global Foundations Services (Data Center) and Live Meeting Services (SaaS). Before Microsoft, Jawaid was CIO/VP Services of Placeware, where he transitioned the product from software to SaaS. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Visa International for five years. Mr. Ekram brings his knowledge of and passion for improving IT Management to Uhuru's executive team.
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