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November 07, 2012

Appcara Unveils AppStack Release 3 for Deployment of Legacy Apps into the Cloud

Cloud application platform vendor Appcara (News - Alert) has released the latest version of its AppStack application and portability platform, AppStack Release 3, which is designed to help enterprises accelerate moving legacy applications into the cloud. The new platform will be available in 30 days.

AppStack Release 3 includes new features that allow for the migration of legacy applications into the cloud, self-service publishing of third-party applications and support for additional cloud environments, including the HP Cloud and IBM (News - Alert) PureFlex Systems. AppStack Release 3 is designed to maximize IT managers’ time, knowledge and profitability from their cloud deployments, according to John Yung (News - Alert), CEO of Appcara.

“We are supporting industry leading service provider customers, who are moving up the value stack by offering turnkey application services to their enterprise customers, including quick and simple deployment of both open-source and commercial applications,” Yung said in a statement. “In addition, they see an enormous market in migration of legacy servers into the cloud. AppStack Release 3 is perfectly positioned to enable all of these capabilities on most service providers’ cloud offerings.”

Designed to reduce the technical knowledge necessary for application stacks, Appcara’s AppStack Release 3 includes new legacy-to-cloud application migration capabilities that allow for more enterprise applications to gain the agility benefits derived from cloud deployments. Company officials said Appcara offers a P2V (physical to virtual) utility that includes point and click automation to the task of automating the importing of applications into the cloud.

Appcara touted new features of AppStack Release 3, including the following:

  • App Marketplace self-service publishing – to provide enterprise software developers with a ready onramp to monetizing their offerings as software as a service products, AppStack Release 3 includes a new self service portal where ISVs can publish applications – and consumers can create – new Workloads from both open source as well as commercial application components.
  • New Cloud support: with AppStack Release 3, Appcara’s solution now supports the HP Cloud and IBM SmartCloud and PureFlex Systems cloud environments. This adds to the already expansive support AppStack provides for running its software on the major platforms used to deploy into public and private clouds -including Amazon EC2, Rackspace (News - Alert) Cloud, Citrix CloudStack, VMware vCloud, Eucalyptus and CA Applogic cloud environments.

In August, Appcara announced integration with Eucalyptus’ on-premise IaaS cloud software to help enterprises speed the deployment of multi-tiered and complex business applications. Company officials said the relationship provides customers with maximum application portability between Eucalyptus on-premises environments and AWS public clouds.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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