Cloud computing according to Wikipedia is “the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network (typically the Internet).” Let’s say we agree on that definition. Next up is the distinction between private clouds and public clouds. Without wanting to spend too much time on definitions, the good news for QAFE developers and users is that QAFE runs on both.
QAFE works on private clouds, like the Oracle Exalogic machine (special QAFE-release for Exalogic is coming up), as smoothly as it does on public clouds, like Google App Engine. Both environments require specific changes within QAFE to work on them. As a result of which we introduced the concept of “Editions”.
Currently we have the Enterprise Edition that runs on any JEE5 compliant app server or web container implementation (like tomcat 7 or Jetty). Besides this Enterprise Edition we also provide the Google App Engine Edition (see previous post) which is tuned to work with App Engine and follows App Engine’s restrictions.
So whatever your definition of cloud is, and whether you prefer to optimize for a public cloud or a private cloud, QAFE is ready for it.
Call +31 (0) 70 319 50 00 for details, or comment on this post if you want to find out more about QAFE’s Cloud Editions. Or dive in and see QAFE in action via http://www.qafe.com/free-trial/