After a period of four months in public beta, the cloud computing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) from Pagoda Box has officially exited its beta stage. The developers behind this project chose the ZendCon PHP conference in Santa Clara to announce this newly upgraded multi-node, multi-tenant, scalable infrastructure.
According to community ambassador Scott Anderson, "We aimed to put developers at the center of the online universe. Our new infrastructure and dashboard delivers the hosting workflow that does just that." Anderson also states that there are now two versions of Pagoda Box running concurrently, i.e. pagodabox.com and newpagodabox.com as two separate offerings.
Somewhat unusually, the Pagoda Box platform has been built with no external funding. "We felt we couldn't compromise the infrastructure to meet business objectives," said Anderson. "We just wanted to provide the best tools for developers."
Pagoda Box works by automating the creation of a scalable cloud environment, fronted by a highly concurrent Erlang routing layer. This infrastructure is core to Pagoda Box's advantages. Instant scalability across components like web, caching, writable storage, and databases, plus deep component analytics and granular pricing, are derived from the underlying architecture. Everything is packaged through command-line client and intuitive dashboard controls.
Pagoda Box sets out to provide scalable, redundant PHP cloud hosting. Features include web application, multiple database support, SSL, storage, logs, and analytics. These services are ordered, controlled, and managed through both a command-line client, and a web dashboard. Pagoda Box also consolidates all of a site's component controls. They provide built-in, real-time analytics to monitor and control app components from a single page, rather than relying on third-party service providers.