Makara has unveiled its Cloud Application Platform which leverages the virtual layer to let developers deploy, scale, and monitor applications in cloud environments. The product is freely available as a developer release.
With Makara's Cloud Application Platform, developers can deploy web applications to a public or private cloud with no code changes. Makara has integrations built in for all of the components of a web application stack, and developers can choose the versions they need from a catalog. Once the application is deployed, developers have deep introspection to the application runtime and cluster-wide visibility into end user response times end-to-end through the entire stack.
Makara's Cloud Application Platform supports Java, Flex, PHP, JBoss and Tomcat applications. It runs on Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud, Terremark vCloud Express, VMware ESX, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox and Xen. The technology sits on top of the hypervisor and under the application stack, making it flexible and easy to port across cloud and virtual environments. With Makara, developers can easily provision across clusters or even move between cloud providers with the push of a button.
"By moving application management to the platform layer, managing applications becomes less complex and more cost-effective," says Makara's Issac Roth. "Even moving between cloud environments is easy with Makara's Cloud Application Platform because all the application code, configuration, and dependencies are stored in the Makara application capsule."