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Aptana Brings Cloud Computing Down to Earth

Aptana Cloud delivers unprecedented ease for working with cloud computing services

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Aptana, Inc., a leading provider of open source tools and infrastructure for Web application development and management, today announced the general availability of Aptana Cloud, an online service that integrates with Eclipse software development tools to provide unprecedented ease for hosting, scaling and managing Web applications in "The Cloud".

Aptana Cloud provides a complete end-to-end solution for deploying, scaling, staging, managing and monitoring your Web sites and Internet applications. With a few clicks you can deploy to scalable open source application platforms including: PHP, MySQL, Apache and Aptana Jaxer. Scaling is as easy as moving a slider control to the level of computational power and data storage you desire. Even during development, long before you deploy a production application, you can get value from Aptana Cloud's hosted source control (SVN), staging environments, remote edit and preview capabilities, database tools, server logs, tail views and loads of other features supporting development cycles. Smart synchronization utilities simplify coordinating between local projects and the remote staging and production environments. After you go live, one-click backups, web stats and site performance statistics, and an active site monitoring and alert system easily keep you on top of the operational aspects of your site. Secure shell access (SSH) and secure FTP (SFTP) are provided as well. Team management features automate adding and removing team members and controlling their entitlements across all systems. And for the ultimate in ease, all features are integrated right into Aptana Studio 1.2 which can also plug into other Eclipse-based tools.

"The Cloud provides a far more efficient way to host and scale your Web sites and Internet applications. Whereas traditional hosting services require you to worry about the limits of the fixed-capacity computing hardware you own, lease or rent, the Cloud enables you to deploy and scale without concern as to physical hardware and software set up behind the scenes," said Paul Colton, CEO and founder of Aptana. "You can enable Aptana Cloud's services, deploy projects and scale sites radically faster than it would take otherwise. Users have told us that the ease of use is unprecedented."

Customers from start-ups to well established businesses are already benefiting from the complete solution Aptana Cloud provides.

"Aptana Cloud helped us deploy our application faster than expected," said Shawn Jonnet, Chief Software Architect and Co-founder of King Pearl LLC, a technology consulting company specializing in healthcare. "We had a fully scalable application up and running within minutes, instead of hours or days."

"Aptana Cloud goes way beyond the utility model of providing raw computing cycles and storage as a service. Customers choose Aptana Cloud because it not only scales on demand, but also because it uniquely has additional services that streamline the entire development, deployment, and management cycle for Web applications," said Kevin Hakman, director of evangelism for Aptana. "The result is the ultimate in ease and efficiency -- a complete solution that puts the power of Cloud computing to work for you costing far less to operate than doing it yourself."

"We are providing a very open platform," said Aptana's chief technology officer, Uri Sarid. "In addition to providing popular open source application platforms like PHP and Jaxer, and soon Ruby on Rails and Python, we've architected Aptana Cloud to compliment the leading cloud computing providers rather than build a data center of our own. For this initial release of Aptana Cloud our infrastructure partner is Joyent whose network serves up over 1 billion page views a month and is home to some of the most widely used Facebook applications today."

Aptana Cloud's entry level pricing is 4 cents an hour -- under $1 a day. Higher scalability services start at 5 cents an hour per 256 MB of allocated RAM and cost even less per unit as you scale up. Similar to the way you pay for your electricity service, with Aptana Cloud you only pay for what you use. Unlike other hosting providers there are no set-up fees or lock-in contracts, and since the application platforms in Aptana Cloud are open source, your applications are portable if you do not like the service.

Visit http://www.aptana.com/cloud to learn more about Aptana Cloud.

About Aptana, Inc.

Aptana provides a leading Web development, deployment and management suite for organizations who use Web technologies including: Ajax, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, PHP and Python. Aptana Studio(TM), an Eclipse-based integrated development environment for Web 2.0 sites and applications, has been downloaded over 2.4 million times and continues to grow at a rate of over 100,000 downloads monthly. Aptana is also the creator of Aptana Jaxer(TM), the world's first Ajax server. Using the open source Aptana Jaxer server, developers can write entire applications and presentation layers using Ajax, use server-side JavaScript to generate or manipulate Web pages, directly interact with databases, file systems and networks, and execute application logic on the server. Aptana Cloud(TM) further integrates Web application development, deployment, and management with cloud computing providers to provide an efficient end-to-end solution for organizations of all sizes.

To learn more, visit Aptana on the Web at http://www.aptana.com.

Aptana, the Aptana logo, Aptana Studio, Aptana Cloud, RadRails, Pydev and Jaxer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aptana, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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