Project Description

A Virtual Appliance Model for Deploying Applications in the Cloud

As cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) become viable options for businesses worldwide, enterprise software vendors will need a scalable platform solution for deploying cloud-ready applications. Gartner estimates that the cloud computing market will grow to $126 billion by 2012 and up to $150 billion in 2013. This growth will stress many software developers who seek a reliable platform technology to help them succeed. Appliance platforms offer software vendors a great way to deploy their applications as either physical, virtual or hybrid solutions for private, public and mixed environments. The appliance architecture offered here is easily transferable, manageable and scalable. It is based on a software stack (i.e., image) that is easily tuned for performance, secured, deployed and managed remotely

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