Industry News Desk
GigaSpaces to Provide Simplified Scalability for Cloud Computing
Partnership Represents Next Step in Developing Cloud-Based Applications
Jul. 25, 2008 10:15 AM
GigaSpaces Technologies and CohesiveFT announced their partnership
to enable simplicity in building scalable applications in cloud environments.
GigaSpaces' recently announced cloud application server, combined with CohesiveFT's
Elastic Server On-Demand, allows customers to build software stacks and deploy
them on multiple cloud providers with just a few clicks. The joint solution
handles partitioning, load-balancing and fail-over, while CohesiveFT makes it
easy to bundle these applications with software stacks and deploy them on many
The highly scalable GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform
(XAP) is ideal for large testing grid scenarios in which there is a need to
develop, deploy and test complex data-intensive and transactional applications
on large clusters. The offering marks a new era for developing applications in
the cloud. It makes it possible to easily build a GigaSpaces distributed
application with popular software stacks such as Apache Tomact Web Server, Mule
ESB and many more.
Customers also benefit from cloud portability, which allows
them to move applications from on-premise to and among different clouds.
CohesiveFT recently announced its support for the Flexiscale cloud environment
and the Skytap Virtual Lab as well as for Amazon EC2 and VMware.
"Our partnership with GigaSpaces will enable customers
to build on popular software stacks just as easily as they would add items to
an online shopping cart," said Ryan Koop, marketing manager, CohesiveFT.
"Together we are opening up the possibilities of businesses operating on
the cloud and look forward to increasing our support for additional cloud
"Working with CohesiveFT allows us to offer customers a
simple approach to cloud computing," said Geva Perry, chief marketing
officer, GigaSpaces. "Our joint solution clearly indicates a new level in
the industry in terms of developing applications for the cloud. With the
combination of our cloud application server and CohesiveFT's Elastic Server
On-Demand, it's easy as it gets for customers to build scalable applications
and deploy them on clouds of their choice."
GigaSpaces and CohesiveFT are currently working on expanding
the joint integration to support other popular cloud providers and developing
new and innovative functionalities. The companies will be offering a live
demonstration today at CloudCamp UK showing how to build a
GigaSpaces application on Elastic Server On-Demand and deploy it to Amazon EC2.
The demo will take place from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at The Crypt on the Green, St
James Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0EA, with a reception
GigaSpaces XAP is a next-generation application server built
for today's most demanding enterprise and Web applications. Unlike traditional
application servers, GigaSpaces XAP enables predictable application scalability
on-demand. Its scale-out application server offers a unique architecture that
allows the data and logic to be reliably co-located in the same machine,