CloudBees, Inc., the Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader for Java, today announced another first: full support for developing and deploying applications using the Java EE 6 Web Profile. CloudBees is the only company to offer a cloud-based, production-ready PaaS that offers full support for the Java EE 6 Web Profile (EE6 WP) specification. With the CloudBees platform, developers can simplify how Java applications are built and deployed in the cloud — from development to deployment — in less time, at less cost with no need to worry about IT infrastructure issues such as setting up or maintaining servers, software, virtual machines or scaling.

The CloudBees PaaS is focused exclusively on the Java market. Its support for the Java EE 6 Web Profile specification gives Java developers all of the tools they need to address the sophisticated cloud-based applications emerging today. Unlike other PaaS providers that deliver a thin set of capabilities across multiple languages, CloudBees provides depth in solving the complex problems required to get enterprise Java applications running quickly and reliably in the cloud. Built by recognized Java experts, the development team at CloudBees consists of former core engineers from JBoss, Glassfish and WebSphere who understand what the Java EE market needs and focuses on delivering those enterprise-class features.

“A PaaS allows application development and delivery professionals to quickly gain the benefits of cloud computing. With EE6 Web Profile support, CloudBees is enabling developers to leverage their existing Java skills and deploy increasingly complex Java applications without having to worry about the underlying systems and software to make it all work,” said Judith Hurwitz, president and CEO, Hurwitz & Associates, Inc., an industry analyst firm.

The CloudBees PaaS includes the company’s two core services, DEV@cloud and RUN@cloud, and is the only environment to provide continuous development and deployment capability for EE6 WP applications. Java developers can now deploy EE6 WP applications in real-time, with no interruption of service or data loss.
In addition to the features referenced above, CloudBees EE6 WP also offers:
• Scalability – Based on CloudBees unique ScaleDUO technology, users can scale applications automatically based on a number of criteria such as response time, concurrent requests, sessions, etc.
• High Availability – CloudBees solves the complexities of highly available deployments. Users get a fully clustered EE6 WP implementation in the cloud with full failover capabilities architected from the ground-up. This is completely unique in the industry.
• Transparent redeployments – CloudBees deploys EE6 WP applications in real time, with no interruption of service – i.e., active customer transactions are preserved.
• Partner Integration – CloudBees provides extensibility via one-click integration with leading development and deployment tools such as SonarSource and New Relic, for code quality and advanced monitoring/alerting capabilities, respectively.

“This is an important leap forward for Java developers looking to simplify and accelerate the development, testing and deployment of Java EE6 Web Profile applications,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and founder of CloudBees. “If you are interested in deploying real EE 6 Web Profile applications in the cloud, CloudBees is presently the only option. There are no other EE 6 Web Profile environments generally available and production ready — that is, out of beta testing — that provide both runtime features and development capabilities. Both of these must be present to fulfill the needs of serious Java developers, and are also necessary for enterprise computing environments.”

CloudBees offers the only develop-to-deploy public cloud platform for Java and is currently serving thousands of customers. It provides everything developers need to quickly and easily develop and deploy Java applications in the cloud — without having to purchase, configure and maintain hardware, and without having to program applications for a specific underlying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).