Responding to the demand for business cloud services and Web enablement of applications, Nexaweb has launched a new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering that is designed to help businesses move legacy applications into the cloud while still providing the familiarity of client/server-type solutions.
The company’s new Client/Server-to-Cloud Platform incorporates several features for developing, testing and deploying Java-based applications, allowing business to modernize applications and move to the cloud simultaneously.
"Application modernization is the perfect cloud use case because it solves the biggest problems of on-premise solutions--the provisioning delays and high capital expense of development and testing," says Chris Heidelberger, CEO at Nexaweb Technologies. "The Nexaweb Client/Server-to-Cloud Platform enables organizations to take the cloud to the cloud--and modernize their entire IT ecosystem of applications, platforms and processes."
Nexaweb incorporates three primary components that can transform legacy applications to the cloud: a development component, a test component and a management component. The cloud-based development component, called devCloud, is a key element of Nexaweb’s PaaS solution.
devCloud is a self-contained Linux system that includes an Eclipse-based developer desktop and a consolidated dashboard for managing build versions and controlling resource allocation. To meet the needs of enterprise development teams, Nexaweb devCloud allows users to use the same commercial database and application
servers present in their current production environment. Nexaweb devCloud also includes a source code repository, allowing developers to run unit test coverage, static code analysis and trend reports.