CumuLogic announced the public beta of its Java platform today, citing its capabilities for running on multiple infrastructures.
The product provides support for multiple clouds which include VMware, Amazon EC2, Cloud.com (Citrix) and Eucalyptus. OpenStack will soon be supported, too.
CumuLogic is also highlighting the ability to mix-and-match middleware software components which enable the deployment of modern applications, as well as consolidation of legacy Java applications to a single platform.
- Flexibility to deploy modern applications on the clouds of choice.
- Task automation that allow developers to focus on deploying applications in a streamlined manner.
- Developer and administration API enables developers to push applications to the cloud.
- Cloud Services Catalog allows organizations to acquire new infrastructure software and updates delivered and registered to their repositories in private clouds. This is supposed to eliminate the need for customers to build their own service images which can be a time-consuming task.
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CumuLogic’s sweet spot is the enterprise where Java is still king. The service offers the ability to deploy across private and public clouds in a federated manner. It’s a smart approach but we are seeing several platform providers offer similar services. Cloud Foundry and dotCloud both come to mind.
The founders are former Sun heavyweights. James Gosling and Bill Vass, former CIO of Sun Microsystems and president of Sun Federal, lead CumuLogic’s Technical Advisory Board.
With these kinds of leaders, the difference may be the focus on Java. CumuLogic is playing to its strengths but it faces an increasingly crowded market.