More news in the effort to foster application compatibility among cloud platforms:
Appistry has released the CloudIQ Manager module, said to provide the means to run apps both in the public cloud and on private enterprise clouds behind the firewall. The system allows users to create a series of service definitions on XML templates that accompany the application across environments through an infrastructure-agnostic container system.
The definitions contain information on application lifecycle management requirements, governing such things as configuration, data integration and sharing and eventually disposal for C, C++, Java and .NET applications. The system allows apps to be shifted between various cloud environments using a simple drag-and-drop interface from a single console. The console uses a representational state transfer (REST) interface, allowing it to be integrated with other management systems or development tools.
The CloudIQ Manager is available as a standalone module for $299 per core per year, or as part of the CloudIQ Platform 4.0 system, which also includes a development environment for cloud apps, for $1,600 pcpy.