Beta hunt: Java Platform as a Service

by Robin Harris on Friday, 5 August, 2011

Running – or planning to run – some bigtime Java apps? A Silicon Valley startup named Cumulogic is looking for a few good beta testers to help them wring out their Java Paas.

Their ideal tester can use a Java PaaS running on either vSphere, Eucalyptus or Cloud.com private clouds or Amazon’s EC2. They currently support Ngnix 0.8, Apache 2.x, Tomcat 7.x, JBoss 4.x-6.x, and MySQL 5.x, MongoDB as well as connections to an Oracle database.

They know that a lot of people run WebLogic or Websphere and have those on their roadmap, but this is where they are today. If you have a Websphere cloud license they can support that.

Their control panel seemed reasonably complete in the demo I saw, but that’s the point of demos, isn’t it? If everything worked perfectly it wouldn’t be a beta.

The StorageMojo take
PaaS is a sweet spot: apps + data + computes all in one place. Is Java on PaaS an even sweeter spot? You tell me.

But the beta tester has an important role because development teams don’t know what they don’t know. The model user they have in mind is, in my experience, rarely seen in the wild.

It is that rawest market feedback dev teams get. If Java is important to you please register for the beta. Click around and you can find out more about them

If you do beta it I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments.

Courteous comments welcome, of course.

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