AppFog Goes Public Beta
For months now we have been slowly adding folks to the Private Beta of AppFog (our new flagship polyglot and poly-infrastructure PaaS). We know that, for many of you, we’ve been adding developers more slowly than you’d like (speaking, of course, in this case to the thousands of you who are on the waiting list).
Well… today we have good news for you.
Today we are very pleased to announce that AppFog is in Public Beta.
No more waiting lists.
No more hoping and waiting and wondering.
Just sign up––and start developing and deploying!
Can you say Node, Python, Java, Ruby, even Erlang? Of course PHP too.
Did we mention MySQL and MongoDB?
Ever deployed an app to AWS Singapore or AWS Ireland or even HP Cloud? Want to try?
AppFog is our next-generation Platform-as-a-Service product. Building on all we have learned from PHP Fog, AppFog leverages the power of Cloud Foundry to create a powerful and easy to use platform for developing, deploying, managing and scaling your apps.
AppFog will support a range of programming languages and a range of infrastructure providers. This should provide developers the opportunity to choose their PaaS and IaaS providers based on the providers themselves rather than the technologies they limit you to. Yeah… we also hate limits.
So, with AppFog you get all the proven, easy-to-use power that we’ve developed a reputation for with PHP Fog, but now with the leverage of the massive open source community behind Cloud Foundry, all in a polyglot and poly-infrastructure environment. What’s not to like?
Beta is Beta…
So, two comments about this Public Beta:
First, it’s still beta. It’s not GA. So, of course, there will be greater instability than you would expect from a GA product. Also, some Jumpstarts and Add-Ons will not be available. As we progress toward GA, you should expect frequent releases that add new features––you will see things changing.
Second, if you’re an existing PHP Fog customer, you should try it out! It will give you new and powerful options and features, including allowing you to use non-PHP tools, jumpstarts and features, and the ability to deploy to more than just AWS East.
Finally, we want to offer our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all the developers who have been using the Private Beta for their help, their feedback, their input and ideas, and most of all for their time and effort. We couldn’t have done this without you.