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CloudBees Brings Java-focused Platform-as-a-Service Support To Private Clouds

CloudBees, a Java-focused Platform-as-a-Service company, is now offering a version of its RUN@cloud PaaS offering specifically for those looking to build their own internal, private clouds. Closely related to the company’s new paid “Premium” version of its RUN@cloud PaaS offering, CloudBees is aiming to gain a foothold in both the private and public cloud markets.

The premium version of RUN@cloud offers features not found in the company’s free version of the same name. The new, paid version provides a number of benefits over the free version, including access to more computing resources, flexibility in auto-scaling and clustering, and advanced security capabilities. The same features are expected to be in the RUN@cloud Private Edition, which is currently in beta testing. The company is actively seeking beta testers at this time.

Although only emerging in November, CloudBees has been very active in the world of Java driven Platforms as a Service (PaaS) solutions. The company has recently acquired competitors, such as Stax Networks and is led by Sacha Labourey, the former CTO of JBoss Inc. Many other JBoss veterans are also part of the management team.

The free version of RUN@cloud has been available since January 2011, with CloudBees claiming support for more than 4,000 applications deployed since launch. New features found in the Premium model of RUN@cloud include:

  • Application elasticity driven by metrics (CPU load, number of requests, etc.)
  • Auto-scaling, which ties fees to demand, reducing costs.
  • Load-balancing, Clustering, failover and session resiliency, which keeps existing sessions up and running during failures, upgrades, etc.
  • CNAME aliasing and SSL support – adds HTTPS security and domain name control to improve applications visibility and security.
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