OpenLogic, provider of open source scanners, open source governance solutions and community-backed open source support for the data center and the cloud, announced today that it will provide CentOS Linux through the new Microsoft Windows Azure Image Gallery.
With today’s announcement, web application developers can provision CentOS Linux virtual machines from the Windows Azure portal.CentOS is an enterprise-class Linux distribution derived from the publicly available source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. OpenLogic has been providing commercial-grade developer and production support for CentOS since 2009.
“In line with Windows Azure’s commitment to support web and application developers, we welcome OpenLogic on Windows Azure,” said Helene Love Snell, director, Server and Tools Business, at Microsoft. “OpenLogic has supported CentOS for several years, and we look forward to making their expertise and SLA support available to customers through the Windows Azure Marketplace.”
Many cloud-based web applications require open source projects that in turn require Linux. OpenLogic and the Windows Azure Portal will now enable tens of thousands of developers to build their cloud apps using Linux and Windows Azure.
“OpenLogic continues to gain steam as our unique crowd-sourced open source SLA support model allows us to become ubiquitous in major cloud marketplaces like the Windows Azure Image Gallery,” said Steve Grandchamp, CEO of OpenLogic. “With the continued growth of our PaaS solution CloudSwing, OpenLogic has become well aware of what developers are looking for when building their cloud apps, and we are excited to help support these visions and bring them to life.”
OpenLogic provides SLA support on CentOS through its unique developer crowd-sourcing program called the “OpenLogic Expert Community.” OpenLogic retains leading open source developers for commercial-grade support for more than 600 open source projects, including Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, JBoss, Hibernate, and ActiveMQ. OpenLogic’s “one number to call” approach resolves open source issues regardless of whether they originate in the operating system, in a particular open source package, or as the result of complex interactions. OpenLogic’s technical support staff handles questions on hundreds of open source software packages and serves as the front-line experts for enterprise support.