Virtual Infrastructure with the AppLogic Cloud Computing Platform
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
The AppLogic cloud computing platform replaces traditional infrastructure hardware such as firewalls, load balancers, network attached storage (NAS), storage area networks (SAN) and others with disposable virtual infrastructure components; known as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The virtual infrastructure components are implemented entirely as a service and run on the cloud as an integral part of each application.
The virtual infrastructure or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) allows you to package existing operating systems and middleware into virtual components. You can configure, assemble and include all of these virtual components in your application with ease by using AppLogic's cloud hosting GUI user interface. Don't waste your time installing software on hardware servers; applications on the AppLogic cloud computing platform are assembled from virtual appliances. Each appliance is a completely virtualized runtime environment and software stack that allows you to operate your infrastructure as a service.
Create Infrastructure as a Service on the AppLogic Cloud
With the AppLogic cloud computing platform, you can combine appliances to create your infrastructure as a service. For example, build a database appliance by combining your favorite Linux distro and database engine. You can easily instantiate, configure and assemble this appliance wherever a database is needed. With appliances, you can create hardware independent N-tier applications; making them easy to deploy, scale, and destroy without any ongoing costs – a key advantage of the infrastructure as a service model.
In AppLogic you simply open a browser and utilize the user-friendly cloud computing graphical user interface to take a firewall, load balancer, web server and any other component, drag them on screen and connect. There's no need to deal with hardware setups followed by software installations; simply create appliances in the AppLogic cloud and assemble the appliances to create full applications. At this point, you add the HTML files, code, database and content specific for your application. Once everything is loaded on, save it as a template and simply provision the application with a few clicks whenever you need it on any AppLogic cloud; sit back and take advantage of your infrastructure as a service hosting model.