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CohesiveFT Expands Support for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
Developers Can Dynamically Build Cloud-ready Servers In Large, Extra Large, and High-CPU AMI Formats
Aug. 26, 2008 12:30 PM
CohesiveFT announced support for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) large, extra-large and high-CPU instances. This is an expansion beyond the company's existing support for standard instances on Amazon EC2's 32-bit platform. Developers interested in defining software components for real-time deployment to Amazon EC2 can use the Elastic Server platform to build, test and deploy their Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) to a variety of virtualization and cloud-ready formats.
"As the market continues to move from single-sourced, tightly-coupled, vertically integrated middleware, to multi-sourced, loosely-coupled, vertically aware applications and stacks, developers need a simple, self-service method for deploying their applications to clouds and virtual servers," said Patrick Kerpan, chief technology officer at CohesiveFT. "Our web-based platform allows anyone to upload components and customize their builds for all Amazon EC2 instances, as well as other clouds and virtual environments. This approach has created a level of freedom and flexibility beyond the static templates and vendor-specific solutions available to developers in the past."
The Elastic Server platform lets users choose their components from a library of popular software stacks. The platform also allows any individual, team or company to import their software offerings, a crowd-sourced practice that ensures the library continually reflects evolving market preferences. Once assembled, these custom application stacks can be configured to a variety of virtualization and cloud-ready formats, downloaded and deployed in real-time. Support for the full spectrum of Amazon EC2 formats follows the company's recent support for theFlexiscale cloud environment, the Skytap Virtual Lab, as well as its ongoing support for the VMware, Parallels, and Xen formats.
The Elastic Server platform features a dashboard that highlights the most popular user-selected components as well as an overall view of community activity. Users can also distribute their finished servers through the Elastic Server platform. There are currently more than a thousand community users contributing nearly three thousand Elastic Servers to the market. To learn more, visit www.cohesiveft.com/ec2
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