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Wednesday, 29 April 2015 09:18

Apprenda 6.0 includes Docker and WebSphere support

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The latest version of Apprenda gives .Net and Java developers direct fast access to fully-supported Docker containers

Enterprise platform as a service software provider Apprenda has launched Apprenda 6.0 and includes support for Docker containers, IBM's WebSphere Application Server, OAuth2 and new development and analytics features.

Traditionally a .Net and Java application platform Apprenda is ringing the changes with support for new enterprise platforms and claims to be the first commercial PaaS software to integrate Docker, enabling users to create .Net and Java applications that can be built with support for Linux Services, Docker Containers, and WebSphere artifacts as part of their apps.

According to Apprenda CEO Sinclair Schuller while Docker makes it easy for software developers to write applications that run in both in the cloud and on-premises, there’s an element of risk. “The problem is that Docker alone is a bit like the wild-west: you can do whatever you want. Unfortunately, most large corporations can’t allow that sort of flexibility because of the inherent risk it comes with.”

New security features include integration with third-party API management tools for authentication, including Apigee and CloudMine as well as enhanced application monitoring with JMX, tenant and user management, log management, and connection points to NetApp, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, New Relic, and CloudMine.

Commenting on the launch VP of Products Rakesh Malhotra said, “Docker makes it easier to deploy applications and make them portable, but at Apprenda, we’ve always been unique in our view that enterprise PaaS should help developers before the last line of code is written, not just afterwards. If you’re looking to build a horizontally scalable multi-tenant application, you’ll find that your code isn’t any less complicated with just Docker or deployment tooling like Chef/Puppet.”

The connection points also take Apprenda further down the road in its OneCloud Alliance partnership programme which aims to make the platform as interoperable as its OpenSource compatriots and includes links with NetApp, Atos, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Oracle and HP.

Apprenda 6.0 is generally available from today.

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