Cloud 66 has come up with an interface for running and configuring Ruby on Rails applications on a few public clouds. It applies the best of Platform as a Service to other clouds.
SaltStack is challenging popular devops tools Puppet and Chef with Python-based configuration management service. The company cites speed as an advantage, and that’s critical for scalability in the cloud age.
Factor.io is trying to bring automation to the prep work that developers have to do before they can start coding new features. That’s why it is a Structure LaunchPad finalist.
Developers love PaaSes for building code. But their IT masters don’t love running those business apps in some other guy’s cloud. AppScale can help with that.
The founders of ComputeNext had a simple idea – soon there would be growing number of cloud service providers, and as more cloud services came online the marketplace would become rife with inefficiency. So they started ComputeNext and launched at our Structure event.
Structure LaunchPad startup vCider disguises packets like I disguise zucchini in my four-year-old’s chocolate muffins. Except vCider does it to help companies bridge between different cloud providers while providing a bit less latency and more security that one would with a virtual router.
PHP Fog is a cloud computing Platform-as-a-Service with a laser focus on PHP applications. It’s what PHP Fog does in the foggy middle that’s so unique and that garnered it a place in our second-annual LaunchPad competition.
One of the underlying theme’s of this year’s Structure conference is how cloud computing has matured to the point that we’re beyond arguing over whether it’s a good idea and into how to best implement it. This year’s LaunchPad finalists underscore the cloud’s new reality.
One of the things that I’m looking forward to the most at Net:Work is the Future Ideas Launchpad, where we’ll highlight the companies seizing the opportunities in the human cloud. After much deliberation, we’ve whittled a very strong field of entries down to our eight finalists.
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