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Cumulogic launches Java PaaS – will it shake up the field?

Chris Mayer
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Yet another cloud platform-as-a-service has been given the green light, as Cumulogic announced that their Java PaaS has gone GA in version 1.0. But what can it offer that the others seemingly can’t?

Yet another cloud platform-as-a-service has been given the green
light, as Cumulogic announced that their Java PaaS has gone GA in
version 1.0. But what can it offer that the others seemingly
can’t?

Formerly describing themselves on their Twitter bio as ‘a force
soon to been reckoned with, whilst in beta, Cumulogic appear to be
aiming squarely at the enterprise-class market. Their
Java platform claims to transform ‘virtualized environments
and Infrastructure-as-a-Service clouds’, clearly tapping into such
offers like Citrix CloudStack, OpenStack and VMware vSphere. They
also appear keen to simplify the development process of getting an
application into the cloud, with a focus on simplicity whether in
private or hybrid clouds, with a Devops mentality running through
it all.

Having been a company for two years, Cumulogic’s original
intention was to build a platform for developers, but this since
has changed, switching focus to the enterprise world of
virtualisation. Also keeping close ties to Citrix’s CloudStack was
of high importance.

There’s some impressive Java credentials,
with company co-founders Laura Ventura and Rajesh
Ramchandani both from the heady days of Sun Microsystems. Not to
mention James Gosling as an advisor. With that experience behind
the project, perhaps this switch to helping bolster service
providers was needed

“We are very pleased with the ease of integration that we’ve
seen with the CumuLogic product,” said Matthew Porter, CEO and
Co-Founder of Contegix. “Working with CumuLogic provides for a
natural extension of our MiraCloud platform and delivers on our
commitment to deliver robust technology in a very flexible
way.”

“We are extremely excited about the release of CumuLogic Cloud
Application Platform 1.0, the most robust, vendor-independent
platform on the market today,” says CumuLogic President, Mike Soby.
“We’re looking forward to continuing the advancement of the
platform and delivering real business results for our customers and
partners.”

Cumulogic allows users to use their preferred IDE and can
migrate with minimal fuss. The single-click PaaS deploying will be
directly competing against Red Hat’s OpenStack and VMware’s Cloud
Foundary – although those already appear to have a steady grounding
behind them. Will Cumulogic be able to carve their own niche here?
It appears adequately placed to do so.

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