GigaSpaces’ eXtreme Application Platform 8.0 Provides Continuous Scaling

Elastic application platform delivers a robust environment for cloud and data center development

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GigaSpaces Technologies, a provider of virtualized application platforms, has launched eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) 8.0. Openness and continuous scaling are the foundations of GigaSpaces XAP 8.0.

“Enterprises face the challenge of having to combine legacy systems with newer technologies to meet their ever-increasing user demands and simultaneous data growth,” according to Nati Shalom, GigaSpaces’ CTO. “Version 8.0 enables organizations to easily transition their existing infrastructure into the more modern systems needed by today’s applications, such as distributed architectures, virtualized environments, and the cloud.”

The product’s “Same Data, Any API” capability promotes openness and interoperability, supporting all common interfaces for accessing data, such as Memcached, JPA, JMS, Document, and the native object-oriented API. Version 8.0 lets you choose the best API for the use case at hand and operate on the same data regardless of the APIs you have chosen, decreasing the learning curve associated with adopting the XAP technology, as organizations can use their existing knowledge base to embrace the technologies of tomorrow.

New in 8.0 is support for continuous scaling. Mission-critical enterprise applications such as those in the financial services sector and Web-focused applications, such as e-commerce, online gaming, and social media require continuous changes to the application without bringing the system down. Continuous scaling allows for rolling upgrades, continuous deployment, quick introduction of complex features, and real-time changes to the applications data model, business logic, or even underlying platform with zero downtime. This guarantees that businesses can immediately react to market demands without worrying about costly downtime.

Operations and administration are also simplified with 8.0; XAP’s elastic middleware capabilities encompass the entire application stack, significantly simplifying the administration of applications across large clusters and providing proactive scaling and recovery from failure based on predefined SLA rules. The new simplified Alerting API enables real-time problem isolation and prevention by identifying problematic or erroneous situations and reporting them to the user. The new multi-site deployment support makes deploying and managing geographically distributed applications easy.

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