Sun Announces Open Cloud Platform

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 19, 2009

Sun Microsystems’ Open Cloud platform, unveiled at the CommunityOne developer event in New York, will be powered by software technologies such as Java, MySQL, OpenSolaris and Open Storage.

At the core of the Sun Cloud will be the first two services - Sun Cloud Storage Service and Sun Cloud Compute Service and will be available this summer. 

Customers will be able to take advantage of the combined benefits of Open Source and cloud computing via the Sun Cloud to accelerate the delivery of new applications, reducing overall risk and quickly scaling compute and storage capacity up and down to meet demand, said the company.

The Open Cloud platform is targeted at developers, students and startups.

"We have been working with the Sun Cloud and have been especially impressed with its open APIs and interoperability. Our developers were able to quickly integrate our backup products with the Sun Cloud Storage Service," said Chander Kant, CEO, Zmanda, a Sun Cloud partner.

As part of the company’s commitment to building communities, Sun will release its core set of APIs to partner support for its cloud platform, demonstrating innovative features of the new Open cloud platform.

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