Open Source Offering Enables Real-Time Elasticity and Automatic Governance Across Multiple Cloud Environments
NEW YORK and EDINBURGH, April 2, 2012 – Cloudsoft Corporation, a software innovator in multi-cloud application management, today announced the launch of Brooklyn, an open source policy-driven control plane for distributed applications. This unique solution integrates with existing and new applications, providing continuous governance and real-time elasticity for mission-critical applications running in private, public or hybrid cloud environments.
Unlike alternatives that focus on managing the underlying infrastructure, Brooklyn operates at the application level using business and service policies to understand what each application needs, then driving the infrastructure to exactly meet those needs – dynamically and in real-time. This includes enforcing jurisdictional constraints as well as ensuring compliance with business and service policies, for example, SLA’s, cost controls, QoS, application priorities and preferred service providers.
By using Brooklyn, developers no longer have to write code to deal with implementation details such as scalability, distribution, integrating with specific cloud providers, and many aspects of governance. Instead, Brooklyn automatically takes care of these non-functional requirements on behalf of the application. Not only does this dramatically improve developer productivity, it also transforms the economics of running a cloud by using policies to automatically manage running applications.
“The open source route is no vanity publishing exercise especially in industries like financial services where all core transactional infrastructures must be open source for visibility and transparency reasons,” said William Fellows, VP Research, 451 Research. “With PaaS coming into view – partly due to the growing requirement for continuous delivery and development versus traditional models, and the growing popularity of PaaS as the underlying model for building applications in the cloud – more developers are realizing that PaaS brings relief by abstracting them from implementation details.”
Brooklyn’s capabilities include:
- Single-Command Deployment
Brooklyn automatically deploys your applications into any infrastructure, hybrid or otherwise, ensuring that even large-scale distributed applications with complex interdependencies are handled correctly.
- Policy-Driven Governance
Brooklyn’s policies automatically govern applications throughout their life cycle, not just their initial deployment. Individual policies can enforce anything ranging from high-level regulatory and business requirements right down to low-level technical dependencies, taking in compliance and service levels along the way.
- Real-Time Elasticity
One of the main use-cases for policy-driven automation is real-time elasticity, where Brooklyn matches application behavior against your service level policies to determine whether to scale-out/scale-back the application footprint.
With Brooklyn, applications are both portable across execution environments and able to span multiple clouds simultaneously, thereby avoiding lock-in and maximizing flexibility.
“Brooklyn makes managing your business in the cloud a breeze,” said Duncan Johnston-Watt, founder and CEO, Cloudsoft. “From the outset we made bringing business to the cloud a priority for Cloudsoft but with Brooklyn this is finally a reality. Enabling enterprises to use cloud without losing control and providing them with effective cloud brokerage as their appetite for cloud increases and their policies change over time is a powerful combination.”
“It is hardly a coincidence that Brooklyn has struck such a chord with enterprises seeking open, flexible and automatically managed application platforms,” added Alex Heneveld, co-founder & CTO, Cloudsoft. “Central to its success is not the fact that it is open source so much as its ability to harness the power of established open source projects such as Apache Whirr and jclouds as well as showcase the benefits of PaaS; highlighting Brooklyn’s role in the DevOps toolchain in the process.”
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Duncan Johnson-Watt and Alex Heneveld will be on site at the European Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit in London on April 2-3, 2012 to discuss the launch of Brooklyn. Johnston-Watt will also be participating in a discussion on the future of cloud infrastructure, “Making the Sausage: What providing infrastructure is going to look like in the world of the cloud,” on Monday, April 2 at 2:45 p.m. GMT.
About Cloudsoft Corporation
Managing business in the cloud – Cloudsoft Corporation is a software company specialising in multi-cloud application management, enabling enterprises to better exploit the benefits of cloud computing: using cloud without losing control.
Cloudsoft’s Application Management Platform (AMP) enables enterprises to develop, deploy and manage large-scale distributed applications across multiple clouds, at lower cost, reduced complexity and minimal risk, while avoiding vendor lock-in.
Cloudsoft provides comprehensive professional open source support and services, actively sponsoring established open source projects such as jclouds and Apache Whirr, which, along with its recently open sourced control plane brooklyn, form the basis of AMP: the world’s first enterprise class open source multi-cloud application management platform.
Headquartered in the UK and venture funded, Cloudsoft is led by seasoned executives backed by an experienced open source leadership and a world-class advisory board.