|| ||"Erica Brescia" <erica-AT-bitrock.com>|
|| ||Press Release: BitRock Partners with Rightscale|
|| ||Thu, 31 Jul 2008 21:50:19 -0700|
BitRock and RightScale Enable Application Deployment on Amazon's EC2
BitRock and RightScale partner to enable one-click deployment of open source
applications in the cloud.
San Francisco, CA July 31, 2008 -- BitRock Inc., the leading provider of
tools and services for deploying open source applications, and RightScale,
the leader in cloud computing management, announced today a partnership to
provide one-click deployments of popular open source applications on
Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Users of RightScale's cloud computing
management system can now select from a menu of applications, such as
Drupal, Joomla!, Wordpress, and MediaWiki, and launch them in an instant to
"RightScale has done a great job of automating the deployment and management
of EC2 images," said Erica Brescia, BitRock's CEO. "Combining their
technology with our ready-to-run BitNami Stacks makes deploying open source
applications to EC2 a snap."
RightScale offers free developer accounts and new users receive ten hours of
free EC2 computing time when they register with RightScale. Once registered,
users can select from several BitNami application stacks to deploy, or they
can launch their own software. The BitNami-packaged applications allow users
to get up and running with content management systems, blogs, wikis and even
productivity software. Currently available applications include: Dokuwiki,
MediaWiki, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, phpBB, moodle, ezPublish, Mantis,
Django, Redmine, Trac and Tracks.
"We're pleased to partner with Bitnami to add several of their most popular
open source applications to the RightScale library of server templates,"
said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. "This combination makes the free
edition of RightScale even more powerful and valuable to those looking to
explore the power and convenience of cloud computing."
To give RightScale and the BitNami Stacks a try, visit
Easy to use installers for native deployments of the BitNami Stacks are
available from www.bitnami.org/stacks. BitNami also offers several Stacks
for development environments, such as Ruby on Rails and LAMP.
BitRock provides tools and services to help software companies build their
businesses. Working with BitRock enables software vendors to deliver their
software in easy to install packages and offer value-added services such as
automated updates, monitoring and backup to their customers.
BitNami is a BitRock-sponsored project focused on driving adoption of open
source software. BitNami provides ready-to-run packages of popular open
source software that can be installed in just a few clicks on Windows,
Linux, OS X or Solaris.
Please visit www.bitrock.com and www.bitnami.org for additional information.
About RightScale, Inc.
RightScale, Inc. is the leader in cloud computing management. RightScale
delivers the management platform, tools and expertise that enable companies
to create scalable web solutions on cloud computing services that are
reliable, easy to manage, and affordable. Funded by Benchmark Capital,
RightScale is a private company headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.
To learn more about RightScale, or sign up for a free edition of its
automated management system, visit www.rightscale.com.
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