The new buzz about AnyCloud

Cloudbees launch hybrid deployment PaaS, AnyCloud

Chris Mayer

The Java PaaS aims to simplify and offer deployment flexibility for cloud environments

JavaPaaS specialist CloudBees appear to be tearing up the PaaS
rulebook once again, after announcing the availability of AnyCloud for
the hybrid deployment of production applications.

Their second innovative product is embracing
ubiquity allowing applications to be deployed across
nearly any data center environment. The sheer range of which is
impressive -  Amazon Web Services (AWS), other
managed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers, hosted data
center providers as well as on-premise, in enterprise data

The line between private and public cloud is
becoming ever more blurred and AnyCloud is championing the cause
for hybrid deployment. Enterprises can face problems when trying to
embrace a cloud computing approach, notably company red

CloudBees is taking a different approach
however, as they want to remove ‘the burden of installing,
updating and maintaining a complex stack of PaaS software from data
center operators by managing the PaaS software stack remotely
across environment’. This means that rather than tracking numerous
locations where stacks are deployed, the service would be monitored
from a single point from a specific geographical location. The
mantra for AnyCloud is to combine agility with strict

The company said within a press release
Gone are the days of losing track of all the cloud
applications running in different locations. AnyCloud offers the
ability to manage all applications from a single point of control,
ensuring a high level of visibility and quality of

recognises that until now that this wasn’t possible, but sees the
growing need for total platform flexibility. When AnyCloud was
launched yesterday they offered the following evidence to support
the need to embrace a true PaaS:

Forrester surveys show that 29% of
enterprise Infrastructure and Operations teams are putting a high
or critical priority on building a private cloud this year. But
there’s a catch: Most aren’t operationally prepared to run a cloud,
nor are they thinking through the operational implications of what
this even means.

AnyCloud is available
immediately to deploy and manage applications running on Amazon Web
Services (AWS) in Ireland and OVH in France. 
Déchery, vice president of international business development at
CloudBees discussed how CloudBees needed to offer global support.
He said:

As we worked with customers
around the world, CloudBees was being asked more and more for
deployment options across various IT environments and hosted
providers – particularly in Europe. We decided to satisfy the
demand for flexible deployment options in a very different way than
our competition.

AnyCloud is a game-changer – it allows users to fully realize
both the platform and service elements of PaaS. If you are not
consuming a service, you are not really simplifying your operations
nor reducing costs and, therefore, not realizing the full benefit
of the cloud. AnyCloud addresses just that – giving PaaS users the
freedom of deployment choice, including on-premise, while still
benefiting from a true service offering.

It appears that this product could be the kingmaker for
enterprises finally embracing PaaS solution, without any fear.
AnyCloud will be in fierce competition with Red
Hat’s OpenShift and Cloud Foundry, as well as with
Java-based middleware from Oracle. All will be jostling for
position in what we think will be the key battleground for cloud
computing in the coming years. Who will win this cloud ‘Game of

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