MuleSoft Partners With GoGrid to Offer Cloudcat -- Enterprise Tomcat in the Cloud
Leading Open Source Enterprise Application Server Available as a Cloud Service From GoGrid
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2010) - MuleSoft, the Web Middleware Company,
today announced a partnership with GoGrid, a leading Cloud Infrastructure Hosting provider, to offer MuleSoft Cloudcat,
the industry's first commercially supported cloud-based Apache Tomcat
offering, now available as a service from GoGrid. The combination of
GoGrid's supported infrastructure services, the ubiquity of Apache Tomcat,
and the commercial support of Tomcat from MuleSoft, provides the simplest
way for enterprises to leverage the benefits of cloud computing and open
"Cloud computing has rapidly moved to the mainstream, and we are
increasingly seeing demand from our customers for complete platform
offerings, delivered as a service," said John Keagy, Co-Founder and CEO of
GoGrid. "Our partnership with MuleSoft
allows us to expand our lead in offering customers these compelling
solutions based on popular platforms such as Apache Tomcat, and fully
supported on our existing infrastructure. GoGrid customers will now be able
to seamlessly deploy their existing Tomcat applications on Cloudcat,
leveraging the full benefits of the GoGrid public cloud."
With over 70% penetration in the enterprise datacenter, the open source
Apache Tomcat has grown to become the world's most widely used web
application server due to its lightweight simplicity. While many
organizations are turning to cloud computing as a way to expand their data
center capacity, there are currently no supported virtual images of Tomcat
available in the cloud for use by IT organizations. Until now, using
Apache Tomcat in the cloud required manual installation and configuration
of Tomcat, in addition to installation of other required software.
Cloudcat is available directly from GoGrid as a supported GoGrid Partner
"Through our partnership with GoGrid, we've combined the best of open
source and cloud computing to provide IT professionals with a convenient,
cost-effective way to develop and deploy applications for Apache Tomcat,"
said Chris Purpura, vice president of corporate and business development of
MuleSoft. "Using Cloudcat via GoGrid's cloud service allows administrators
to take advantage of Tomcat's lightweight simplicity, underpinned by
GoGrid's rock-solid infrastructure and enterprise support."
The Cloudcat server image running within the GoGrid cloud includes a fully
supported Apache Tomcat 6
server running on RedHat™ Enterprise Linux and is available for both 32
bit and 64 bit CPUs. For a limited time, the Cloudcat subscription will
also include a full subscription to MuleSoft Tcat Server, providing enterprise management capabilities that
allow operations to manage dozens or even hundreds of Tomcat servers running
simultaneously inside the enterprise and on public clouds such as GoGrid.
Availability and pricing
Cloudcat GoGrid Edition is immediately available through GoGrid at
subscriptions and support for the Cloudcat GSI cost $29/month and include
MuleSoft cloud support, as well as a full use subscription and support for
Tcat Server. For more information, please visit
MuleSoft is the Web Middleware
Company, providing enterprise-class software based on the world's most
popular open source application infrastructure products, Mule ESB and Apache
Tomcat. With Mule ESB, Tcat
Server and iBeans, MuleSoft brings an ideal combination of simplicity and
power to today's web applications. Its products boast more than 1.5 million
downloads and over 2,000 production deployments by leading organizations
such as Walmart.com, Nestlé, Honeywell and DHL, as well as 5 of the world's top 10
banks. MuleSoft is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide.
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GoGrid is a leading Cloud
Infrastructure Hosting provider that delivers true "Control in the
Cloud™." GoGrid enables sysadmins, developers, IT professionals and SaaS
vendors to create, deploy, and control free f5 load balanced cloud &
dedicated servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root
access/administrative server control which includes personal server images
(known as MyGSIs). GoGrid server instances maintain industry standard
specifications with no requirement to learn and adapt to proprietary
standards. Deploying GoGrid infrastructure takes minutes via a unique,
award-winning web control panel or GoGrid's API. GoGrid delivers portal
controlled servers for Windows Server 2003/2008, SQL Server, and ASP.NET,
as well as multiple Linux server operating systems like RHEL and CentOS.
GoGrid gives users the control of a familiar datacenter environment with
the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud, a "cloudcenter." To
learn more, visit www.gogrid.com.