MorphLabs, a company offering private cloud solutions to enterprises (see our previous coverage), today announced the release of mCloud for the enterprise. Essentially, it is a rebranding of their existing offering with some enhanced features that makes enterprise deployment easier. Using mCloud Controller for Enterprises, organizations can seamlessly deploy private cloud in their environment. According to an IDC report released in June, 2010, the server revenue for the larger private cloud market will grow from $2.6 billion to $5.7 billion in the 2009 to 2014 time period —more than twice the current size. With this repositioning, Morph Labs is hoping to get a share of this pie in an already overcrowded marketplace.
Interestingly, this release of mCloud Controller for Enterprise will include Zend Server, the PHP web application server from Zend Technologies. The partnership between Morph Labs and Zend Technologies Ltd makes it easy for enterprises to use Zend Server for their business critical web applications. Zend Server includes a production-ready, tested stack that incorporates PHP, Zend Framework, required extensions and drivers. This offers a PHP environment for enterprises which offers a boosted application performance and better PHP security. Not just PHP, mCloud Controller will have built-in ECA compliant support for Java, Ruby on Rails too, in addition to support for PHP.
Some of the key features of mCloud Controller for Enterprises include
- Uniform environment from development to production – Such a standardization of environment is key to having a seamless experience as applications grow in usage
- Simplified system administration – Three key elements to make administration easier includes automated monitoring, self healing and an easy to use graphical interface
- Self service resource provisioning – As expected with any cloud offering, this offers an easy way for users to provision resources with minimal requirement of IT
- Streamlines application management – Completely automates the process of deploying and managing applications so that users are relieved of the headache to manage application configurations
When I saw their demo a few months back, I was attracted by their user interface. It took the pain out of managing a private cloud making it one of the most user friendly private cloud dashboards. Another feature I liked the most was the solid support for application developers. Their platform supported most of the software repositories like CVS, Subversion, GIT, Mercurial, Accurev, Bazaar, Perforce, and Darcs. It also seamlessly works with your own existing filesystem. Their platform makes it easy for application developers by supporting database failover. More importantly, the developers need not change their application for database replication. It will be interesting to see where they go in the next 2-3 years.
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