Aliso Viejo, California – (The Hosting News) – November 9, 2007 – Utility and grid computing solutions firm, 3Tera, Inc., has released the alpha version of a new concept in data center operations. Dynamic Appliances was developed to extend the firm’s simplification mandate of operations, so that elements can be configured for self-management.
Dynamic Appliances are packaged data center operations like backup, migration or SLAs that users can add to their applications to provide functionality. Unlike traditional data center management systems that require months to deploy and numerous system administrators to maintain, Dynamic Appliances allow data center operations to be easily and directly embedded into distributed applications simply by dragging and dropping them into the application, where the decision rules for operation are simplest to define and maintain. The application thereby gains the ability to perform that operation for itself, even when moved to another data center.
Peter Nickolov, President and CTO, 3Tera noted, ”Dynamic Appliances make complex data center operations like backups, SLAs, disaster recovery, that till now were performed only for mission critical applications, available and affordable to all applications. Because they are so easy to adopt and maintain by any AppLogic user, Dynamic Appliances provide a very efficient way to cut time consuming and expensive operations for many Web 2.0 or SaaS providers.”
Dynamic Appliances work by leveraging the ability of 3Tera’s AppLogic grid operating system to package distributed applications into manageable entities. For instance, the Backup Dynamic Appliance, which is used to backup an application to an offsite service, doesn’t require configuration with lists of files or firewall rules because it can simply issue commands to AppLogic to perform operations on entire distributed applications.
Bert Armijo, Senior Vice President, Sales and Product Management, 3Tera offered, ”One of the biggest advantages of utility computing is the reduction in labor required to deploy, maintain and scale applications. To accomplish this, we focus on driving manageability down into the applications, making them self-manageable. This is a very powerful way to deal with operations, because at the application level, most management issues are small and can be handled with just a few properties.”
3Tera’s Dynamic Appliances are now available as alpha release to all AppLogic users at no additional cost. Initially Backup and Migration Dynamic Appliances be available. The SLA, Disaster Recovery, Patch Management and Power Saver appliances will be rolled out during the alpha. Prospective users can find more information at www.3tera.com/dynamic-appliances.html.
Earlier this year, 3Tera’s new AppLogic 2.1 release, was developed to add Application Monitoring and Multi-CPU scalability to the commercial platform designed to enable true utility computing for SaaS and Web 2.0 companies. The availability of the new application, was announced at the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, California. The new 2.1 release of the AppLogic grid operating system endeavors to provide greater scalability, improved resource utilization, visibility and control over application performance.
3Tera, Inc. is a grid and utility computing firm for the deployment and scaling of web applications. Named a 2007 Category Breaker by NetworkWorld magazine, 3Tera’s AppLogic grid operating system enables the first true utility computing services that completely remove the cost and complexity associated with infrastructure. The operating system converts commodity servers into scalable grids on which users can visually operate deploy and scale transactional web applications without any modification of code. Software-as-a-Service providers, Web 2.0 companies, enterprises and open source developers may obtain new online services, to market by utilizing resources from commodity hosting providers on a pay-as-you-go basis, while maintaining complete control of applications including visual operation, scaling and on-demand resource provisioning using only a browser.
For more information about 3Tera, please visit: www.3tera.com.