The latest vendor to take its solutions to the cloud is eZ Systems, which has recently announced a partnership with cloud solutions provider Ixonos, to move eZ’s flagship Publish platform to the cloud.
Unlike a number of vendors that offer slimmed-down versions of their enterprise products in the cloud, eZ says that the version of eZ Publish that is now available in the cloud provides the full functionality of the enterprise edition.
There’s little need to ask why it is doing this; the demand for all and any solutions in the cloud shows no signs of abating, and the move to the cloud is now almost a weekly phenomenon, with Alfresco moving everything only last week.
The Ixonos part of the equation comes from the open and secure enterprise cloud solution it launched in May 2011. It is the first Red Hat-certified cloud in the Nordic countries, which makes it well-suited for the numerous enterprise customers already running their applications in Red Hat Linux environments.
For eZ Publish clients, the move should make things cheaper and more agile. The cloud edition is based on the most recent release of eZ Publish Enterprise and with the support of Ixonos Elastic Cloud running on top of Red Hat Cloud, current and new clients should be able to sign up now.
With it, users will also get service, assistance during the implementation and updates on a regular basis as well as add a number of several certified apps, extensions and connectors.
One of the new aspects of it is that eZ users will also be able to use some of the customizable cloud products that Ixonos has developed in-house, including the white-label boutique app-store platform Ixonos Experience Store, as well as City Online municipal e-government services, which will be made available via the eZ Market.
The release comes just in time for the eZ Partner Conference in Lisbon on February 8 and 9. This month, users can also expect to see the next build of the eZ Publish Community Project, 2012.01, and the addition of the translated ultimate guide to eZ Datatype development to the eZ Community knowledge base.