San Mateo, California – (The Hosting News) – October 24, 2008 – Open source tools and infrastructure for web application development and management, Aptana, Inc., has released an online service that integrates with Eclipse software development tools, to provide ease for hosting, scaling and managing web applications in ”The Cloud.”
Paul Colton, CEO and Founder of Aptana noted, ”The Cloud provides a far more efficient way to host and scale your Web sites and Internet applications. Whereas traditional hosting services require you to worry about the limits of the fixed-capacity computing hardware you own, lease or rent, the Cloud enables you to deploy and scale without concern as to physical hardware and software set up behind the scenes.”
Aptana Cloud provides a complete end-to-end solution for deploying, scaling, staging, managing and monitoring your Web sites and Internet applications. With a few clicks you can deploy to scalable open source application platforms including: PHP, MySQL, Apache and Aptana Jaxer. Scaling is as easy as moving a slider control to the level of computational power and data storage you desire.
Even during development, long before you deploy a production application, you can get value from Aptana Cloud’s hosted source control (SVN), staging environments, remote edit and preview capabilities, database tools, server logs, tail views and loads of other features supporting development cycles. Smart synchronization utilities simplify coordinating between local projects and the remote staging and production environments.
After you go live, one-click backups, web stats and site performance statistics, and an active site monitoring and alert system easily keep you on top of the operational aspects of your site. Secure shell access (SSH) and secure FTP (SFTP) are provided as well. Team management features automate adding and removing team members and controlling their entitlements across all systems. And for the ultimate in ease, all features are integrated right into Aptana Studio 1.2 which can also plug into other Eclipse-based tools.
Mr. Colton added, ”You can enable Aptana Cloud’s services, deploy projects and scale sites radically faster than it would take otherwise. Users have told us that the ease of use is unprecedented. Customers from start-ups to well established businesses are already benefiting from the complete solution Aptana Cloud provides.”
Shawn Jonnet, Chief Software Architect and Co-founder of King Pearl LLC, a technology consulting company specializing in healthcare remarked, ”Aptana Cloud helped us deploy our application faster than expected. We had a fully scalable application up and running within minutes, instead of hours or days.”
Kevin Hakman, Director of evangelism for Aptana noted, ”Aptana Cloud goes way beyond the utility model of providing raw computing cycles and storage as a service. Customers choose Aptana Cloud because it not only scales on demand, but also because it uniquely has additional services that streamline the entire development, deployment, and management cycle for web applications.”
Uri Sarid, Chief Technology Officer at Aptana commented, ”The result is the ultimate in ease and efficiency — a complete solution that puts the power of Cloud computing to work for you costing far less to operate than doing it yourself. We are providing a very open platform. In addition to providing popular open source application platforms like PHP and Jaxer, and soon Ruby on Rails and Python, we’ve architected Aptana Cloud to compliment the leading cloud computing providers rather than build a data center of our own. For this initial release of Aptana Cloud our infrastructure partner is Joyent whose network serves up over 1 billion page views a month and is home to some of the most widely used Facebook applications today.”
Aptana Cloud’s entry level pricing is 4 cents an hour — under $1 a day. Higher scalability services start at 5 cents an hour per 256 MB of allocated RAM and cost even less per unit as you scale up. Similar to the way you pay for your electricity service, with Aptana Cloud you only pay for what you use. Unlike other hosting providers there are no set-up fees or lock-in contracts, and since the application platforms in Aptana Cloud are open source, your applications are portable if you do not like the service.
To learn more about Aptana Cloud, please visit: www.aptana.com/cloud.
For more information about Aptana, please visit: www.aptana.com.