May 29, 2012
New cloud PaaS+ offers enterprises an easy way to migrate to private, public, or hybrid clouds
SAN DIEGO, May 29 — LonoCloud, a new cloud operating system (PaaS+) enabling greater control of security, fault tolerance, cloud scale, and performance for migrating mission-critical enterprise applications to the cloud, has launched with a bang! It has been chosen by Red Herring as a finalist in the 2012 Top 100 Americas competition for leading technologies. This prestigious list honors the year's most promising private technology companies from the North American business community.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the top 100 companies from a pool of hundreds across North America. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, IP creation, CAGR, execution of strategy, and disruption in their respective industries. This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual company, helping Red Herring make the list a valuable tool for discovering and advocating exciting business opportunities.
According to LonoCloud management, Fortune 500 companies are focused on a cloud CIO/CTO strategy of reducing their internal data center infrastructure costs by enabling business continuity across multiple federated private cloud data centers. LonoCloud allows them to migrate quickly and easily to private, public or hybrid cloud topologies while ensuring automated policy control over high availability, scalability, security and a premium user experience. This cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS+) layer offers additional value to enterprise IT organizations by reducing cycle times, improving quality, enabling advanced mobility features, and adding business analytics/security monitoring.
"Enterprises are looking for transformational technologies to provide maximum benefit from cloud computing across both their development and operational IT groups," says President of LonoCloud Tom Caldwell. "Developers require a private cloud application development platform to enable innovation in migrating distributed mission-critical applications to the cloud. This must include a set of automated policies to provide high degrees of fault tolerance and with the ability to scale up as the business scales. The goal is to enable end-to-end traceability of their user activity with full audits across multiple cloud data centers. The platform needs to not only make it faster and easier to add functions, make changes, and improve software quality, it must create a self-healing cloud to automatically recognize and respond to threats or opportunities. Security and privacy are critical, and especially so in cases where any compliance regulations are involved. We took all of those ideas into consideration when developing the LonoCloud platform." He adds, "We also made it future-proof – so that when the companies are ready, they will also be able to take advantage of hybrid private/public cloud strategies, seamlessly moving workloads across the world of many geographically dispersed clouds."
The LonoCloud PaaS+ operates at a higher layer in the stack, enabling ease of workload mobility across private, public, and hybrid clouds including other PaaS layers like Cloud Foundry or OpenStack. The LonoCloud mesh fabric architecture, coupled with an automated policy system, federates a set of distributed application nodes and accelerates the migration of SOA (service-oriented architecture) to the cloud.
LonoCloud has been developed by a think tank of cloud and cyber-security innovators with decades of combined experience in cloud computing. These include CTO/founder Dr. Ingolf Krueger, Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at UC San Diego, VP of Engineering Dr. Markus Kaltenbach who recently joined from Google, and Chief Technology Advisor Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi, former CTO of AT&T. In addition, the management team, including CEO Neil Senturia, has experience in successful startups and Fortune 500 companies. More information on the company can be found at http://www.lonocloud.com/.
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