Cumulogic, a relatively new company with Strong Sun Microsystems (News - Alert) and Java DNA, is aiming to make its technology the basis of enterprise-class platform as a service (PaaS), which it’s hoping will be offered by hosting companies and other service providers.
Two years ago when first founded, the company got straight to work building a managed PaaS to sell to developers, but then changed course, according to CA (News - Alert) veteran Mike Soby, who joined the company as CEO back in February. The new vision is to now serve as more of an arms dealer to service providers that want to offer an enterprise-friendly Java PaaS to their customers.
However, the company will be facing stiff competition in its attempt at doing so. Its foundational software will not only face against heavy hitting companies with a PaaS with Java roots, but will also go head-to-head with the service provider market as a whole, as well as those pitching PaaS for the cloud.
“We want to be in the software business, not the service provider business,” Soby added.
Co-founders Laura Ventura and Rajesh Ramchandani, both seasoned vets of Sun, will work with “Java super-star developer” James Gosling to contribute to the board of trusted advisors, which will boast strong Java credential for Cumulogic.
California-based Cumulogic has aimed to resolve the issue of multi-cloud support, claiming it can manage apps on private and public clouds including CloudStack, OpenStack, Eucalyptus, VMware and Amazon, and is looking to collaborate with the majority of major cloud and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers with the product. It even boasts already having signed a few; apparently Contegix, a cloud service provider, has already jumped the bandwagon and is on board.
Only the future will tell what’s in store for this ambitious new-comer!
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey