PaaSage, a large scale European research initiative for developing an open and integrated platform to support model based lifecycle management of Cloud applications for software and service providers, led by ERCIM, and OW2, the Open Source community for infrastructure software, announced a strategic partnership in June 2015. This partnership will open up access to the PaaSage platform through the AppHub European Open Source Market Place and accelerate the building of a wide community around the PaaSage technology.
As of today, Cloud solutions are still insufficient and in particular require from developers, operators and providers a high level of expertise to properly exploit the capabilities offered by Cloud technologies. Cloud infrastructures are not standardised and porting an existing application to a Cloud platform is still a very challenging task, leading to strong dependencies between the client application and the Cloud platform. Developing once and deploying on many Clouds is what the PaaSage platform enables.
PaaSage is an integrated open source platform to support both design and deployment of Cloud applications, together with an accompanying methodology that allows model-based development, configuration, optimisation and deployment of existing and new applications independently of the existing underlying Cloud infrastructures. The first version of PaaSage will be easily deployable from AppHub, the European Open Source Market Place, as soon as it is progressively published during the second half of 2015.
“We are delighted to partner with OW2 in order to provide PaaSage with the widest audience and community in Europe and beyond. This will help us to maximise the impact of our investment in the PaaSage platform”, said Geir Horn, from University of Oslo, technical coordinator of the PaaSage platform.
Launched in October 2012, PaaSage is a research project carried out by 19 European partners. The PaaSage technology and the AppHub market place will be showcased at the major ICT event organised by the European Commission in Lisbon, Portugal, in October 2015 (ICT 2015, Innovate, Connect, Transform, @ICT2015eu).
PaaSage software source code is now hosted on the OW2 community forge.
Pierre Guisset, ERCIM Office