Standing Cloud and OpSource Team to Give End Users an Easier Way to Deploy and Manage Applications
August 30, 2011 - Boulder, CO: Standing Cloud, Inc., a leader in the emerging Platform as a Service (PaaS) marketplace, and OpSource, Inc., the leader in enterprise cloud and managed hosting, today joined forces to bring a vastly simplified method of deploying and managing cloud-hosted applications to cloud users.
Standing Cloud is leveraging the OpSource Cloud platform to offer “informal buyers” of the cloud customized cloud-based services that match their business needs in addition to their application hosting requirements. Standing Cloud will also leverage the OpSource Partner Ecosystem to provide global deployment options for customers as they become available. As part of the partnership, Standing Cloud becomes a Validated Cloud Solution provider.
“Across enterprises, about 28% of cloud IaaS workloads [are] transaction apps...nearly three-quarters were app types that are the focus of informal buyers, not the core IT infrastructure buyers,” according to Forrester analyst Frank Gillett.
Offering more than traditional cloud and hosting services, OpSource provides the integration, engineering, marketing and sales support required to launch and scale cloud-based solutions. Together, OpSource and Standing Cloud will allow cloud users to test drive applications for free and deploy them in minutes. Standing Cloud’s application management platform gives users full control over their server size, bandwidth usage and backup options for one flat monthly fee.
“OpSource and Standing Cloud share a vision of cloud computing’s future in which any user, regardless of technical abilities, can find and use highly reliable applications, without system administration burdens. We’re thrilled to team with a world-class cloud provider like OpSource to change how users deploy and manage applications in the cloud,” said David J. Jilk, CEO of Standing Cloud.
The OpSource Partner Ecosystem is designed to enable integrators, developers, ISVs, development platform companies and service providers to provide integrated solutions for their joint customers. This eases the burden of integration, speeds time to market and lowers the total cost of implementation and ownership for the customer. OpSource’s Validated Cloud Solutions Program offers end-users with the assurance that our Partners’ cloud-based application or platform operates on the OpSource Cloud. The solution has been tested and validated by OpSource and Standing Cloud.
Businesses of every size can benefit from cloud and managed hosting solutions that are secure, high performance and easy to integrate and control. IT administrators and developers typically take on the burden of integrating software, SaaS Platforms and software development platforms on their own.
“We are very pleased that Standing Cloud is one of the founding members of the OpSource VCS program,” said Jon Beck, SVP of Worldwide Alliances and Channels, OpSource. “With the enterprise-class OpSource cloud, they can deliver their unique application management product to customers without having to worry about the quality of the underlying platform."
The OpSource-powered Standing Cloud application deployment and management solution is immediately available for online purchase directly from the Standing Cloud site. Signing up is simple, and customers can choose either Pay-As-You-Go or Monthly Pre-Paid Plans.
Standing Cloud is the only Platform as a Service (PaaS) that enables cloud users to deploy, manage, customize and/or develop applications on a variety of cloud services and with several programming languages. The service supports PHP, Java, Ruby, and Python, as well as 90+ complete open source applications that can be deployed by end users with a few clicks. Target customers include business users who want an easy way to automatically deploy and manage SaaS; developers who customize existing open source applications or develop their own from scratch; and IT professionals in search of a time-saving way to deploy applications and development environments for teams within their organization.
Standing Cloud is backed by Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures, and was founded in 2009 by CEO David J. Jilk, former CEO of Xaffire, an online application monitoring company that was sold to Quest Software in 2005. Board members include Brad Feld of Foundry Group and Rich Levandov of Avalon.
Founded in 2002, OpSource provides cloud and managed hosting solutions that enable businesses to accelerate growth and scale operations while controlling costs and reducing IT infrastructure support risks. Headquartered in Santa Clara, with operations in California, Virginia, the UK, Ireland, and India, more than 600 enterprises, service providers and Software-as-a-Service ISVs rely on OpSource's expertise, experience and cloud automation technology to operate high-availability, business-critical hosting environments. OpSource is a Dimension Data company.