Appcara Showcases New Option for Accelerating Big Data Hadoop, Hive Deployments In the Cloud at Cloud Expo Europe

  Appcara Showcases New Option for Accelerating Big Data Hadoop, Hive
  Deployments In the Cloud at Cloud Expo Europe

 New App Marketplace Category for Big Data Applications in Appcara’s AppStack
  Allows Enterprises and Service Providers To Publish Big Data Applications
              Across Multiple Servers With Point and Click Ease

Business Wire

MILPITAS, Calif. -- January 23, 2013

Appcara, an innovator in cloud application platforms, announced that it will
be showcasing its new Big Data application publishing capability for the cloud
at the Cloud Expo Europe event next week in London. Appcara’s AppStack
application platform has been enhanced to provide point-and-click publishing
and management of Hadoop and Hive applications in the cloud in support of the
growing base of users of Big Data and analytics applications.

As enterprises and service providers embrace Infrastructure-as-a-Service
models for Big Data-caliber applications yet struggle to manage them, AppStack
offers IT developers a far simpler and easier way to launch, update and setup
complex Hadoop and Hive deployments on an enterprise scale.

Big Data Hadoop implementations often involve dozens or hundreds of servers –
a scale that can become unwieldy and time-consuming for the DevOps team that
must manage the myriad of configurations, dependencies and settings required
to keep each server operational. Based on this customer demand, Appcara has
integrated a new Big Data application category in its App Marketplace of its
AppStack solution. AppStack allows users to portably deploy Big Data
applications in both public and private clouds, and also enables full
lifecycle management of these applications. To simplify deployments, users
enter the Big Data category in AppStack’s App Marketplace to define the number
of working nodes they would like, with AppStack automating the rest of the
deployment process. AppStack thereby allows DevOps teams to streamline Hadoop
and Hive application setup into a swift, point-and-click process.

This new functionality builds on AppStack’s core model-driven infrastructure
that allows developers to work with unprecedented ease and avoid the pitfalls
of traditional application deployment approaches like server templates - which
can burden the development team with managing template & scripting
environments by hand. For service providers, AppStack and its App Marketplace
self-publishing capabilities open the doors to offering differentiated,
higher-margin services – services that allow enterprises to access Software as
a Service models where their cost structure and agility can be maximized.

“Because Big Data application adoption in the cloud is still new, deploying
them is an onerous manual process since the tools to automate and manage them
are still severely lacking,” said John Yung, CEO of Appcara. “AppStack can
turn Hadoop and Hive deployments into a seamless "one-step" process that saves
time and opens entirely new realms of possibility for time- and cost-savings,
which is critically important for such complex multi-server deployments.”

Appcara will showcase the new Big Data category in its AppStack cloud onramp
solution along with prepackaged Hadoop and other applications and AppStack
features in booth 567 at Cloud Expo Europe.

About Appcara

Appcara’s vision is to enable the efficient application onramp for public and
private clouds and portability across any clouds. The company was created by a
group of cloud computing industry veterans in 2010 in Santa Clara, CA who
previously built industry leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud
computing services such as the Savvis Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC), the
Sun cloud, as well as leading service provider infrastructures at companies
such as Equinix. The company provides the AppStack cloud application lifecycle
agility and portability platform. For more information visit
or @appcara

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John Yung, 408-894-9008
MKM Corporate Communications
Mary Kae Marinac, 978-685-3136
PR Representative
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