Cohesive Flexible Technologies today announced open registration for its Elastic Server On-Demand Community Edition which had been in private beta since July 2007. The free Community Edition has key new capabilities including the ability for users to upload their own software packages and applications for use in assembling, deploying and managing virtual application stacks.
“ESOD Community Edition is a free Internet platform for independent developers and individual enterprise developers to take advantage of virtualization and cloud computing utilities like Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)”, said Patrick Kerpan, CTO at CohesiveFT. “It allows them to take their application stack ‘recipes’, capture them, and reproduce them as virtual servers automatically with both speed and quality”, he added.
Craig Heimark, CohesiveFT’s CEO, added: “ESOD is the first service to offer developers and operations complete control of their server assembly independent of which virtualization or cloud technology they require. The ability to allow the independent developer community to jump into cloud-computing in this way is an important dimension of our overall service offerings.”
CohesiveFT’s platform allows customers to build and manage applications for virtualized infrastructure. Using a “built to order” process, customers assemble a downloadable, cloud-deployable, application container in the virtualization format of their choice.
[Source: Virtual Strategy Magazine]