ScaleXtreme advances its cloud management product, PaaS provider Apprenda receives $16 million to grow, and Jamcracker launches version 7 of its Jamcracker Services Delivery Network.
ScaleXtreme Cloud Management. ScaleXtreme announced general availability of its new Advanced Cloud Management product, including a new workflow and orchestration system, autoscaling, multi-cloud management capabilities, and rich cloud access control. The product has been tested in large corporations, with complex applications and central IT control over their public cloud deployments; including on Amazon Web Services, Terremark Enterprise Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. The enterprise platform provides the ability to create, deploy and manage enterprise cloud applications across private, public and hybrid cloud, and an autoscaling capability. It also enforces access control, governance and compliance to multiple cloud environments, self-service features and provides server management capabilities. “As enterprises evolve their applications architecture to be increasingly cloud-based, they find themselves having to deal with multiple vendors and management tools,” said Nand Mulchandani, CEO and Co-Founder of ScaleXtreme. ”There’s usually no “clean break” between their legacy applications running on virtualized servers in their datacenter, and starting to deploy applications in the public cloud. ScaleXtreme helps IT deal with this complexity. Our Enterprise Platform gives them a single console with which to control all aspects of cloud application provisioning; while still giving them server management functionality for handling the underlying infrastructure on their existing applications.”
Apprenda receives $16 million Series C funding. Platform-as-a-Service company Apprenda announced a $16 million Series C financing round led by Safeguard Scientifics, with participation from existing investors Ignition Partners and New Enterprise Associates. The funding will help advance its private Platform as-a-Service (PaaS) and expand the aggressive customer growth the company has enjoyed by building out product, strategic alliances, sales, client services and marketing functions. “Cloud has caused a major disruption in IT infrastructure creating a new breed of software-defined enterprises that are turning to PaaS to modernize infrastructure and build applications faster, better and more cost-effectively in order to impact the bottom line,” said Sinclair Schuller, co-founder and CEO at Apprenda. “Apprenda has seen massive adoption in the enterprise space with the leading Global 2000 companies using our solution to fuel application development, and we plan to use this round of funding to continue to grow our market share as more companies turn to us for private and hybrid PaaS solutions.”
Jamcracker launches cloud services brokering 7.0. Cloud Service Brokerage company Jamcracker announced the release of the Jamcracker Services Delivery Network (JSDN) 7.0, enabling enterprise service providers and IT organizations to offer IT as a Service (ITaaS). New in version 7 is an improved service catalog, unified billing for all cloud services, a hybrid cloud management console, an open integration framework and a Hadoop-based big data analytics framework. “JSDN 7.0 enables customers to deploy both internal and external CSB solutions, including multi-vendor cloud management features, usage billing and analytics, and comprehensive governance enforcement,” said Mahendra Soneji, VP of product management, Jamcracker. “This release will help streamline IT operations for enterprises and increase revenue streams for CSB operators, ultimately leading to an ITaaS revolution.”