Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), announced today that its Rollbase® rapid application development platform is now certified “Helion Ready” and will be available to deploy on HP’s distribution of OpenStack. By combining the Rollbase platform with HP Helion OpenStack project, organizations can now benefit from a hybrid cloud that offers IT security, control and agility while empowering developers with simple rapid application development and deployment.
With the “Helion Ready” certification, for the first time, the Progress global ecosystem―consisting of millions of developers, ISVs and end users around the world―can take advantage of the seamless integration of scalable infrastructure, computing and storage resources necessary to power and scale their applications. They can further manage and protect their application and user data for compliance and deploy applications to multiple clouds, ensuring high performance and low latency.
“We’re excited by Progress and HP’s vision for cloud-based application development and deployment,” said Mike Liewer of Akioma, an existing Progress ISV, whose cloud native SaaS application was developed and is delivered today on the Progress® platform running in a data center owned by HP CloudAgile Partner, Cancom.
IT speed, agility and cost-effectiveness are all imperatives for modern enterprises. HP Helion provides distributed computing capabilities that can meet those demands in an ever-changing marketplace, leveraging the power of OpenStack, the world’s largest open-source cloud computing project. The availability of Progress Rollbase on HP Helion will help businesses address one of the key challenges they face today: faster time to market for new applications. At a time when IT backlogs appear to be growing, the Rollbase rapid application development platform enables users to take advantage of its sophisticated, graphical “drag and drop” user interface to create polished, “consumer-quality” cloud-based applications that can deploy in a few clicks.
“Faced with constant market disruption from newer players, businesses need to be ever more innovative. But with application development using traditional tools taking six months or longer, the market has already moved on by the time the application is ready to go―leaving businesses behind the curve,” said Karen Tegan Padir, President, Application Development & Deployment Business Unit, Progress Software. “The availability of Rollbase on HP Helion fundamentally changes this, giving businesses the ability to quickly build, deploy and manage applications that are critical to their operations, keeping pace with the needs of the business and its customers.”
“The addition of Progress and its ecosystem of millions of developers, ISVs, and end users is a critical endorsement of HP Helion,” said Bobby Patrick, Chief Marketing Officer, HP Cloud. “Together, HP and Progress help CIOs deliver on the benefits of cloud computing, by enabling their developers to spend more time coding and less time worrying about infrastructure resources – all while maintaining control and protection of sensitive company data.”
The Rollbase platform affords organizations an unparalleled flexibility of deployment options―public, private or on-premise―without requiring modifications to the applications being deployed. It was tested and installed extensively on the Helion OpenStack project to guarantee that customers are able to ensure it leverages the full capabilities of the architecture, without limitation on application performance or scalability.