Appcito, a leading provider of cloud application delivery solutions, announced the release of the Appcito Application Delivery System (ADS), previously known as Appcito Cloud Application Front-End (CAFÉ). The new sophisticated capabilities will empower enterprise infrastructure teams to act as providers and enable DevOps teams and application owners to launch new applications in a matter of minutes with a self-service model, while being 100 percent compliant to existing governance models and security policies. Appcito says this will accelerate cloud adoption by streamlining operations and minimizing both cost and risk.
The release of Appcito ADS offers new service adapters for HAProxy and F5 Big-IP LTM devices. These adapters can deliver granular per-application analytics and visibility, thereby ensuring that enterprise infrastructure teams can maximize their existing ADC investments sans any operational interruption.
Accelerating Cloud Adoption for the Enterprise
The Appcito ADS has been increasingly used with web scale application delivery solutions on public clouds servicing almost a billion requests monthly. Moreover, it now offers the ability to accelerate enterprise private and hybrid cloud deployments with web scale “as-a-service” functionalities. These translate to operational simplicity, deep application visibility and lower TCO that benefit both application and infrastructure teams. The new capabilities include:
Provider-Tenant Portal — allows enterprise IT and network infrastructure teams to delineate policies and equip application teams with a self-service portal to come up with new services (i.e. traffic management, application security and analytics) within minutes in contrast with conventional processes that usually take weeks. Application teams can also embrace “DevOps-style” deployments and regulate their policies. The capability to aggregate governance, control and security with swift application deployment reduces “shadow IT” which tends to be a concern for most enterprises.
- Service Adapters for HAProxy and F5 Big-IP LTM Deployments – service adapters can be seamlessly integrated into existing data center or cloud deployments to complement existing ADC and open source tools. For HAProxy based deployments, Appcito ADS service adapters offer ongoing monitoring with a dedicated system that stores and co-relates HAProxy metrics. It provides alerting based on HAProxy metrics as well as an application-specific dashboard that delivers real-time views of health and performance of the applications served by HAProxy. For F5 Big-IP deployments, Appcito provides application-centric monitoring with threat detection leveraging Big-IP high speed logging.
The Appcito Application Delivery System is now available and offers Basic and Pro packages for cloud native applications. There is also an enterprise version for large-scale enterprise deployments.