May 21, 2009 -- At InterOp 2009, 3Tera, a provider of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, announced the introduction of its 3Tera AppStore, a marketplace for cloud components where enterprise users, software vendors and data center experts can exchange production-ready, scalable and highly available cloud components on a pay-per-use basis.
3Tera bills the AppStore as a globally available portal offering enterprise-class, supported software stacks, packaged for use in public, private and the company's hybrid AppLogic cloud deployments. The AppStore catalog spans all types of data center infrastructure elements and applications, from networking components (i.e. load balancers, firewalls, routers, traffic managers, content switches), server components (Web servers, directory servers, databases, application servers) and storage solutions, as well as application software stacks, and management and monitoring tools.
"We've been enabling cloud computing for the past three years," says Barry X Lynn, chairman and CEO, 3Tera. "With the introduction of 3Tera's AppStore, we're enabling a community of software providers to make their products easily available in the cloud and accessible on-demand."
Users of the 3Tera AppStore can find pre-configured, ready-to-use appliances to add to their 3Tera AppLogic catalogs provided by trusted software vendors. Many are free or offered on a trial basis, while others are offered on a pay-per-use basis. For ISVs [independent software vendors], the AppStore provides a way to publish and distribute enterprise-class, production ready, cloud components and generate revenue every time users run them in public or private clouds powered by AppLogic. Data center architects and consultants can package and publish complete application infrastructures to the AppStore that are ready to run, complete with value-added capabilities such as clustered solutions, high-availability, disaster recovery, on-demand scalability or automated backups and security.
Initial AppStore partners include CohesiveFT, Layer 7 Technologies, SOASTA, Tap In Systems, and Zeus Technology.
"Zeus is delighted to be partnering with 3Tera and making our solution available via the new AppStore portal," offers Paul Brennan, CEO, Zeus Technology. "The cloud is already proving itself a viable and successful means of hosting Web applications, but not every application runs comfortably there. As the only pure software enterprise-class load balancer and traffic manager, Zeus has the unique advantage of sitting directly within the application stack. Zeus provides the high availability, on-demand scalability, flexibility and security that enterprise deployments need."
3Tera says it is working actively with established infrastructure and software vendors to populate the AppStore catalog of available appliances. The Beta version of the 3Tera AppStore will go live in Q3 2009.