February 24, 2009 -- DataSynapse, a provider of dynamic application service management (DASM) software, announced its support for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) cloud computing platform. Concurrently, the company announced a beta program for its DataSynapse Federator 1.5, its new software that enables DataSynapse customers to seamlessly bridge traditional data centers resources and the Amazon EC2 cloud.
The company says the new capabilities will allow its enterprise customers to reduce capex spending on hardware infrastructure and operating costs by enabling enterprise grids to extend into the Amazon EC2 cloud. DataSynapse-based applications are currently deployed on nearly one million CPUs in Fortune 1000 data centers, reckons the company.
Amazon EC2 is a Web service that provides resizable computing capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make Web-scale computing easier for developers. Amazon EC2's simple Web service interface allows enterprises to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides complete control of computing resources and lets enterprise applications run on Amazon's proven computing environment.
Amazon EC2 also reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing enterprises to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing companies to pay only for capacity that they actually use, and provides developers the tools to build failure resilient applications and isolate themselves from common failure scenarios.
"DataSynapse's use of Amazon Web Services is a perfect example of the sort of business AWS is enabling for enterprise use cases," says Steve Rabuchin, director of developer relations and business development for Amazon Web Services. "DataSynapse is taking advantage of AWS' ability to provide the undifferentiated heavy-lifting, which allows their customers to focus on their ideas instead of their infrastructure."
"This offering will accelerate the adoption of cloud computing platforms for business critical applications for enterprise customers," adds Jamie Bernardin, DataSynapse co-founder and president. "DataSynapse has technology that seamlessly blends corporate datacenters and external cloud platforms."
The DataSynapse Federator 1.5 beta program will begin in April, and will be open to a limited number of organizations. Beta program participants will be able to run an unlimited number of DataSynapse engines on the EC2 cloud free of charge, and DataSynapse engines running on Amazon EC2 will not count against existing license caps. Customers will have to pay Amazon infrastructure charges. (For more information on the beta program, please visit cloud.datasynapse.com.)
DataSynapse also announced that the company's co-founder and CEO, Peter Lee, will deliver a presentation titled "The Dawn of the Cloud Computing Era," this Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the Pacific Crest Emerging Technology Summit at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, CA. The invitation-only event brings together venture capitalists, institutional investors, company executives, and industry experts to provide an early and unique view into technology's most rapidly changing markets. Taking place from February 25-27 and hosted by Pacific Crest Securities, a technology-focused investment research and investment banking firm, the event will focus on Software as a Service (SaaS), data center/cloud computing, and clean technology.