HyperGrid made a few adjustments to its HyperForm platform to include automated provisioning, life-cycle management, containerization, and support for applications running on Microsoft Windows Server Containers.
The HyperForm platform deploys and manages enterprise and cloud native applications across the cloud or container infrastructure, like Microsoft Azure. With new support for Microsoft Windows Server Container, HyperForm provides automated provisioning for Windows Server 2016 virtual machines on any cloud, including Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure. Virtual machines need to have Docker and HyperForm Agent preinstalled, according to HyperGrid.
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Users that provision their machines will have access to operations like stopping or starting the VM, performing monitoring analysis on metrics like CPU speed, and accessing an in-browser terminal through a secure message queue.
Users looking to deploy current .NET applications can do so with on-the-fly containerization, which allows them to set up these applications on Microsoft or Windows Server Core and Microsoft/Nano Server.
HyperForm now supports life-cycle management of applications running on Windows Containers, which means users will have access to monitoring, alerts, and Continuous Delivery using Jenkins.
According to Amjad Afanah, vice president of products at HyperGrid, these enhancements to the platform aim to help customers looking to “turbocharge” DevOps and get .NET applications to containers, since “containers have been the driving force behind efforts to accelerate software development.”