ZeroStack today announced the availability of its zApp Store, a one stop shopping marketplace that delivers templates for applications that can be used for ZeroStack’s OpenStack-based, IaaS platform. ZeroStack’s zApp Store enables ZeroStack customers to download templates for Jenkins, Cassandra, Hadoop and Spark, thereby enabling users of the company’s Z-Block Cloud Appliance to accelerate the deployment of popular platforms in the contemporary database, automation and Big Data space. ZeroStack customers can use the zApp Store to download and deploy frameworks such as Hadoop and MySQL with one click and subsequently add value to their IaaS private cloud deployments in a matter of minutes. The graphic below illustrates some of the frameworks available to ZeroStack customers within its zApp store:
The availability of the zApp Store marks yet another differentiator for ZeroStack’s appliance-based, private cloud platform in the commercial, OpenStack-based IaaS space by delivering a turnkey private cloud solution that simplifies the process of operationalizing OpenStack-based clouds. The ZeroStack cloud runs on-premise, behind a company’s firewall, but is administered by the ZeroStack Cloud Portal, a SaaS application that manages upgrades, intelligent automation and the self-healing qualities of the infrastructure. Because the ZeroStack cloud runs on-premise, it delivers a degree of security that enables customers to onboard sensitive workloads while enjoying the elasticity and self-service capabilities of the cloud in conjunction with pricing that parallels the economics of the public cloud. As told to Cloud Computing Today in a phone interview with ZeroStack’s VP of Marketing, Steve Garrison, ZeroStack plans to release periodic announcements regarding additions to its zStore as part of a sustained effort to enhance and streamline the availability of widely used IT frameworks for its customers. Expect more exciting product enhancements from ZeroStack as it sharpens its differentiation in the commercial OpenStack space and builds upon the momentum from its May 10 global partner channel and reseller announcement.