Aptana has announced their cloud platform service called “Aptana Cloud.” A scalable Elastic Application Cloud™ featuring the most popular and widely adopted Web infrastructure, ready to use and ready to scale as you need it. Aptana Cloud also plugs right into your IDE to provide instant deployment, smart synchronization, and seamless migration as you scale. Aptana Cloud is ideal for developers who use scripting languages to create Ajax, Facebook, mySpace and all other sorts of Web applications.
Darryl K. Taft over at eWeek wrote:
“Ruby on Rails is what's next on deck for Aptana Cloud support, and Python would be a natural extension, too.” Hakman told eWEEK.
Meanwhile, Aptana Cloud is built to complement cloud infrastructure providers such as Amazon, Google and Joyent, Hakman said. Aptana's initial cloud computing partner in the effort is Joyent.
“Your apps can tap up to 95 percent of the 8-plus cores on each server in the cloud,” he said. “And that includes up to 10 terabytes of data transfer per month. Aptana Cloud is an effort to complement infrastructure providers. This is to complement; this is not to compete. To some extent, we're adding value on top of the cloud computing stacks.”
Aptana adds extra value via IDE integration, deployment automation and active monitoring and notification services, Hakman said. “It's like the ease and simplicity between iTunes on your desktop and its connectivity to services on the Web,” he said.
For developers, the IDE plug-in integrates cloud development, deployment and management lifecycles right into Aptana Studio in either its standalone or Eclipse-based editions, Hakman said. “The ability to deploy stuff to the cloud from Eclipse is part of this as well.”
Other developer features include instant deployment of projects to the cloud; one click can sync your project to the cloud or provide fine-grained sync control; the technology features integrated cloud services management, enables users to provision their cloud right from Aptana Studio, configure desired memory size and disk size, develop and instantly preview remote files right inside the Studio desktop environment, and includes Subversion Source Control.
The Aptana Cloud is currently in beta stage, If you'd like to get started now request early access.
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