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October 20, 2011

rPath Unveils rPath Cloud Engine

rPath, an application engine provider for the private cloud, announced that its new rPath Cloud Engine is a software solution that enables cloud technology vendors and managed service providers to offer critical applications with consistency, reliability and speed. The solution is stated to be application automation for private and hybrid clouds and is supposed to help cloud technology vendors and managed service providers gain an edge with fast and reliable application delivery.

rPath claimed that the rPath Cloud Engine equips cloud builders and providers alike, with an unprecedented approach to application delivery, fully automated, at the push of a button. rPath Cloud Engine is built on the battle-tested system automation platform of rPath x6, deployed on tens of thousands of systems worldwide. Built on open architecture, it is capable of blending powerful application automation into any cloud technology.

Built on the proven system automation platform of rPath X6, rPath Cloud Engine features an unprecedented, model-driven approach to provisioning and update that is push-button simple.

Some of the features of the solution are: end-to-end application management that automate image creation and application delivery; model-driven approach that makes a system model even before the image is created or deployed; version control that offers complete visibility into system at anytime; multi-tenancy helps users to better target their audience and meet specific needs without compromising reliability; and more.

An analyst associated with The 451 Group (News - Alert) pointed out that much of the enterprise and service provider move to cloud computing environments is driven by the need for faster, more reliable delivery of applications, yet applications often get overlooked amid other investments in IT infrastructure. The automation of application deployment onto cloud infrastructures can help managed service providers and others differentiate by allowing them to more effectively leverage cloud resources and environments.

Officials with rPath commented that apps drive business, and if users don't have a reliable method for deploying and maintaining them in the cloud, they are limiting their company's ability to fully capitalize on the economics of this rapidly-growing business model. The rPath Cloud Engine gives MSPs and private cloud vendors a simple way to differentiate, sell more and deliver long-term business value.

In other news, rPath recently announced the launch of its OpenStack Compute Appliance, designed to enable IT organizations to deploy and upgrade their OpenStack software faster and easier than ever before.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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