Open Source Application Management Available in New Public Cloud Environment
NEW YORK and EDINBURGH, May 10, 2012 – Cloudsoft Corporation, a software innovator in multi-cloud application management, today announced their Application Management Platform (AMP) support for HP Cloud Services, HP’s new public cloud service.
As part of an agreement between Cloudsoft and HP, customers can use Cloudsoft’s open source Application Management Platform to add portability and runtime agility to applications running on HP Cloud Services (http://hpcloud.com), either as a standalone provider or as part of a hybrid cloud strategy. Customers can expect their cloud applications to operate in accordance with demanding requirements and service levels – without demanding the skills usually needed for sophisticated applications running in a private or hybrid cloud environment.
“Our Application Management Platform allows enterprises to use cloud, without losing control,” said Duncan Johnston-Watt (CEO & Founder, Cloudsoft), “Hats off to HP for creating an open and transparent, business-grade cloud while maximising the role that projects like OpenStack™, brooklyn and jclouds can play. HP’s open source ethos and the depth and breadth of its ecosystem will help drive adoption of cloud by enterprise users.”
Cloudsoft’s Application Management Platform supplies a control plane that can take full advantage of the HP Cloud Services open architecture and OpenStack API to rapidly compose cloud services by relying on well-defined, easily articulated policies, enterprise-grade cloud, combined with fully autonomic, policy driven, application management.
Unlike alternatives that focus on managing the underlying infrastructure, Cloudsoft’s Application Management Platform operates with an application-centric focus, using policies and an understanding of what the application requires, to drive infrastructure to exactly meet those needs – dynamically and in real-time. This includes enforcing jurisdictional constraints as well as ensuring compliance with business and service policies, for example, SLA’s, cost controls, QoS, application priorities and preferred service providers.