The ConPaaS team has made available the release of ConPaaS-1.3.1: Platform-as-a-Service software.
This release extends the previous versions and brings a number of important new features:
- Save and resume an application with manifests. The previous version already allowed to automatically deploy entire applications from manifests. Now one can snapshot a running application and dynamically create a manifest that can be used to restart the application.
- Persistent storage for XtreemFS and MySQL services.
- New HTC service: this service provides a throughput-oriented scheduler for bags of tasks submitted on demand for ConPaaS.
- New modular script to create disk images for ConPaaS with size optimization.
ConPaaS is a runtime environment for hosting applications in the Cloud. It aims at offering the full power of the Cloud to application developers while shielding them from the associated complexity of the Cloud.
ConPaaS is designed to host both high-performance scientific applications and on-line Web applications. It automates the entire life-cycle of an application, including collaborative development, deployment, performance monitoring, and automatic scaling.
Finally, it runs on a variety of public and private Clouds, and is easily extensible. This allows developers to focus their attention on application-specific concerns rather than on Cloud-specific details. For more information about the ConPaaS project as a whole we recommend this overview article.
To try the new release the simplest option is ConPaaS Online: new users can register and try the system for free during a limited period.
The ConPaaS team is busier than ever in building new functionality and in making ConPaaS an even better system. Stay tuned for the next releases.