Successful online services have millions of users, and serving that many users means scaling applications to hundreds and often thousands of servers. Running that many servers also requires at least that many networking and storage devices, adding to the challenge. For this reason, scaling online applications is an enormously difficult problem.
3Tera, now part of CA Technologies, has solved this problem by harnessing the power of grid computing. CA 3Tera AppLogic is the first turnkey cloud computing platform that runs and scales existing real-world web applications on grids of commodity servers. Partnering with leading hosting providers, this breakthrough technology enables true utility computing for the first time. AppLogic makes it possible to visually assemble existing software directly into portable applications that run on any grid and scale from a fraction of a server to hundreds of servers with a single command.
Founded in 2004 and based in Aliso Viejo, California, 3Tera was acquired by CA Technologies in March 2010.
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About the Author (Author Profile)Rene Buest is Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, covering cloud computing, IT infrastructure, open source and Internet of Things. Prior to that he was Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene Buest is top cloud computing blogger in Germany and one of the worldwide top 50 bloggers in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies. Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional cloud computing and technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of CloudUser.de and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn.
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