Welcome to the PaaS party

CloudBees adds new partners for its Java ecosystem

Chris Mayer
CloudBees

As the race for Java cloud platform superiority heats up, CloudBees calls on HP, Foxweave, Logentries, EnterpriseDB, and Librato to widen their tool options

With the growing number of Java platform-as-a-service providers
fighting for the position of definitive cloud platform, we’ve seen
a number of recent advances from each of the key players.

The majority of these moves have been through forging
partnerships with Java tool specialists – VMware’s Cloud Foundry
and Red Hat’s OpenShift have been the most active here, nailing
deals with smaller firms. It benefits both sides – the smaller
firms boost their profiles by getting their lovingly-crafted
technology within the platform, whilst the host can offer boast a
bigger toolbox for the user to develop Java-coded web
apps. 

First out of the blocks though were CloudBees, establishing a
fairly impressive roster of partners in their ecosystem with the
likes of AppDynamics, New Relic and JFrog already pledging
allegiance. Now, they’ve made further steps, adding in some more
big names to ease building, testing and deployment of
Java applications.

Amongst those offering their enterprise-level services as part
of CloudBees are HP,
who will donate their application lifecycle management tool.
The reasoning behind this is to harness the power of the Jenkins CI
server to make administration tasks a doddle.

Others that have followed suit include metric monitor
Librato
, database-as-a-service
pioneers EnterpriseDB (bringing
Postgres into the mix), data integration
synchronisers FoxWeave and Logentries,
who are experts in real-time log management.

“We are pleased to have Librato join the CloudBees Ecosystem,”
said Andrew Lee, vice president of business development, CloudBees.
“The goal of our Ecosystem is to provide an array of the most
innovative, feature-rich Java services available to CloudBees
Platform users. As Librato users ourselves, we can attest to
Librato’s ability to keep tabs on all aspects of
application-specific health status, post-deployment, providing
developers with an easy way to monitor the health of the apps they
develop and deploy on the CloudBees Platform.”

Interestingly, another new convert is CloudMine,
providing server-side components out-of-the-box allowing mobile
developers to focus on making the best apps they can. Having only
jumped out of beta
back in June
, CloudMine seem to already be making good headway
in attracting potential suitors. By teaming up with the PaaS
providers, users can utilise the ready-made scaffolding for
developing a web app, opening up CloudBees to less savvy Java
developers.

Brendan McCorkle, Cloudmine’s CEO, said: “CloudMine is
happy to integrate with CloudBees, liberating developers from
maintaining databases and servers. CloudBees provides the robust
platform needed to deploy JVM-based applications in the cloud.
CloudMine then adds a suite of mobile-specific functionality so
applications can be used on a user-defined device of
choice.”

By extending the reach of the platform through these link-ups,
CloudBees is helping developers get more bang for their buck and
making it easier for newcomers to deploying their Java apps to the
cloud.

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