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Elastra Corporation, the leading provider of application infrastructure automation software, today announced the immediate availability of Elastra Cloud Server for Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Amazon edition of Elastra’s Enterprise Cloud Server is available free to all AWS users.

Elastra’s Cloud Server for AWS enables application architects and developers to create application designs using a graphical canvas and immediately deploy them on Amazon’s EC2 infrastructure. Users can compose systems that use Apache, JBoss, Tomcat and MySQL components in a variety of user-controlled clustered and load-balanced configurations and deploy multiple instances of these designs onto AWS.

“Rather than attempting to mimic software provisioning automation with scripts, Elastra for AWS removes the tedious ‘muck’ out of application provisioning the same way AWS removes the ‘muck’ from the process of server provisioning. App architects and developers simply pick components from a pallet, put together a design, and have it deployed and configured automatically. This saves a lot of time, and lets users quickly experiment with designs. And, all this can be done knowing that the same design can be deployed just as easily into a customer’s own private data center,” said Kirill Sheynkman, President and CEO of Elastra.

The application designs created and deployed with Elastra for AWS are portable to the customers’ own data centers running VMWare and Elastra’s Enterprise Cloud Server because designs and rules by which components interact are described via declarative markup languages rather than programmatic scripts or configuration files. The Enterprise Cloud Server also features added functionality – more components (Oracle, WebLogic, etc.), sophisticated governance and cloud management rules, and use of Amazon’s new Virtual Private Cloud.

“We launched Elastra for AWS, drew our application design using their canvas design tool, deployed our design with one click of the mouse, and had a fairly complex, multi-server clustered application up and running on Amazon. No scripts, no property files – “whiteboard” to running servers in minutes,” said Didier Dumet, Lead Technical Architect for CloudEssential.

Elastra for AWS is available as a free unpaid AMI (Amazon Machine Image) to anyone with an Amazon EC2 account. Instructions on setting up the server are at http://www.elastra.com/resources/elastra-aws-product-documentation

“For those wanting to understand how Elastra can help their organization become more agile by using cloud technologies – Elastra for AWS is a simple and easy way to sample the state of the art technology,” said Peter Chiu, Product Manager at Elastra. “Out beta program involving dozens of customers demonstrated that organizations want to give their development teams a self-service portal to provision application infrastructure, that they want to look at their application deployments as design, rather than a scripting process and that they care about portability of these designs between public and private clouds.”

For additional resources on the Elastra Enterprise Cloud Server, please visit us at http://www.elastra.com/resources

About Elastra

Elastra develops software that enables enterprises to automate modeling, deployment and policy enforcement of their application infrastructure. Our products work in conjunction with provisioning and virtualization solutions to orchestrate the intelligent delivery of IT infrastructure required to run complex applications. Elastra solutions enable enterprise IT organizations to accelerate the delivery of new applications, effectively utilizing internal and virtualized IT resources to help enterprise IT groups deploy applications faster, increase resource utilization, and improve IT governance effectiveness.

For more about Elastra, visit us on the Web at www.elastra.com.

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