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Primeur weekly 2012-10-15

The Cloud

European Union Cloud strategy adopted and new web presence of DG CONNECT launched ...

Contrail Platform-as-a-Service tool ConPaaS 1.0.0 now available ...

Brocade advances OpenStack-based private Cloud adoption with Piston Cloud ...

Dell expands Cloud client computing solutions for VMware View, Desktop as a Service and channel offerings to Europe ...

AT&T and IBM create breakthrough global Cloud service for businesses ...

Managed Service Providers in key markets adopting IBM PureSystems to grow business ...

An operating system in the Cloud ...

VMware extends Cloud management capabilities with vCloud Suite updates ...

VMware introduces Enterprise Purchasing Programme ...

EuroFlash

Brocade fabric switches to provide networking support for new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform ...

Bull announces EMC VSPEX powered by Bull bullion servers ...

Launch of the EGI Writing Prize 2013 in association with iSGTW ...

European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures to celebrate 10th anniversary ...

Quantum oscillator responds to pressure ...

Wireless data at top speed ...

USFlash

Dell and major research universities increase access to research computing supported by Internet2 ...

Agriauto selects IBM to fully to consolidate data centre ...

IBM expands PureSystems family to help clients tame Big Data ...

Indiana University to acquire nation's fastest university-owned supercomputer ...

High tech on the High Plains ...

Opening and dedication of NWSC Supercomputing Facility scheduled October 15 ...

SDSC to house data repository for NIH Metabolomics project ...

Topological superconductors ...

Mellanox introduces SwitchX-2 - the world's leading software defined networking VPI switch ...

Contrail Platform-as-a-Service tool ConPaaS 1.0.0 now available

12 Oct 2012 Amsterdam - The ConPaaS team has made available ConPaaS-1.0.0. This is a major release which features a number of important improvements compared to the 0.9.0 release.

New features include:

  • All internal control communications between ConPaaS entities are now secured. This means that attackers will not be able to take control over a user's services nor disrupt their operations.
  • Similarly, by default the ConPaaS frontend is now configured to run over HTTPS rather than HTTP.
  • TaskFarming service: this is a new service dedicated to the efficient execution of large number of independent tasks.
  • Selenium service: this is a new service dedicated to the functional testing of Web applications.
  • The PHP and Java services now have a new GIT-based method for code uploads.
  • ConPaaS can now run in any availability zone at Amazon Web Services.
  • The installation procedure has been greatly simplified with an install script which automates most things.

ConPaaS is a runtime environment for hosting applications in the Cloud. It aims at offering the full power of the Cloud to application developers while shielding them from the associated complexity of the Cloud. ConPaaS is designed to host both high-performance scientific applications and on-line Web applications. It automates the entire life-cycle of an application, including collaborative development, deployment, performance monitoring, and automatic scaling.

Finally, it runs on a variety of public and private Clouds, and is easily extensible. This allows developers to focus their attention on application-specific concerns rather than on Cloud-specific details. For more information about the ConPaaS project as a whole the team recommends this recently-published article .

To try the new release the simplest option is ConPaaS Online : new users can register and try the system for free during a limited period. Alternatively you can of course download the system and install it yourself.

The ConPaaS team is busier than ever in building new functionality and in making ConPaaS an even better system. Stay tuned for the next releases.

ConPaaS is developed as part of the Contrail project .
Source: Contrail

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-10-15

The Cloud

European Union Cloud strategy adopted and new web presence of DG CONNECT launched ...

Contrail Platform-as-a-Service tool ConPaaS 1.0.0 now available ...

Brocade advances OpenStack-based private Cloud adoption with Piston Cloud ...

Dell expands Cloud client computing solutions for VMware View, Desktop as a Service and channel offerings to Europe ...

AT&T and IBM create breakthrough global Cloud service for businesses ...

Managed Service Providers in key markets adopting IBM PureSystems to grow business ...

An operating system in the Cloud ...

VMware extends Cloud management capabilities with vCloud Suite updates ...

VMware introduces Enterprise Purchasing Programme ...

EuroFlash

Brocade fabric switches to provide networking support for new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform ...

Bull announces EMC VSPEX powered by Bull bullion servers ...

Launch of the EGI Writing Prize 2013 in association with iSGTW ...

European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures to celebrate 10th anniversary ...

Quantum oscillator responds to pressure ...

Wireless data at top speed ...

USFlash

Dell and major research universities increase access to research computing supported by Internet2 ...

Agriauto selects IBM to fully to consolidate data centre ...

IBM expands PureSystems family to help clients tame Big Data ...

Indiana University to acquire nation's fastest university-owned supercomputer ...

High tech on the High Plains ...

Opening and dedication of NWSC Supercomputing Facility scheduled October 15 ...

SDSC to house data repository for NIH Metabolomics project ...

Topological superconductors ...

Mellanox introduces SwitchX-2 - the world's leading software defined networking VPI switch ...