'Bitnami' to Provide Helping Hand for Cloud App Deployment

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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FREMONT, CA: There are a lot of high quality open source software packages, but very rarely they are being used in an effective manner. The reason is quite evident, deployment of such software are complex and require big funds. Bitnami, an app store for server software makes installations more easier; with one click, apps can be deployed in laptops, virtual machines and cloud, reports Ben Keps for Forbes.

Bitnami Cloud Hosting makes an easy deployment and running of Bitnami Stacks on a pay-as-you-go basis. Bitnami Stacks are nothing but the apps that are available in it like lfresco, DreamFactory, Drupal, Ghost, JasperReports, PrestaShop, Redmine, SugarCRM and WordPress, Apache Solr, Django, Gitlab, Jenkins, JBoss, LAMP, Tomcast, WAMP and XAMPP.

 It allows the clients to select and deploy an app from the Bitnami catalogue which in turn provides automatic backups, one-click server restoring, basic monitoring and enables the customers to manage applications for several clients from one interface. Bitnami Cloud Hosting is currently available for Windows Azure and Amazon EC2 with planned support for additional cloud environments.

The aim of Bitnami is to simplify the deployment of web applications such as wikis or blogs, in order to make them more accessible. Other advantage of this app store is the absence of lock-in system which enables the customers to shift their apps across various platforms.

Bitnami’s cloud app deployment is something that most of the SMBs crave for; it allows them to deploy apps more easily without giving a thought for complex infrastructure stuffs.

Moreover, Bitnami collects some information in order to understand which platforms and stacks are the most popular. For this purpose they aggregate data from Bitnami Virtual Appliances and Bitnami Cloud Templates.