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PaaSage announces first product release

Brussels, Belgium – 30 September 2015 – PaaSage, a large scale European research project for developing an open and integrated platform to support model based lifecycle management of Cloud applications for software and service providers is proud to announce the official public release of the first version of the PaaSage product.

As of today, the PaaSage product is released and the source code is available through the OW2 Community forge at http://www.ow2.org/bin/view/ActivitiesDashboard/PaaSage.

Launched in October 2012, PaaSage is a research project carried out by 19 European partners, and led by ERCIM, the European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics. The PaaSage technology will be showcased by CETIC at the upcoming Paris Open Source Summit (http://www.opensourcesummit.paris/, 18-19 November 2015).

As of today, Cloud solutions are still insufficient and in particular require from developers, operators and providers a high level of expertise to properly exploit the capabilities offered by Cloud technologies. Cloud infrastructures are not standardised and porting an existing application to a Cloud platform is still a very challenging task, leading to strong dependencies between the client application and the Cloud platform. Developing once and deploying on many Cloud Platforms is what the PaaSage development environment enables.

PaaSage is an integrated open source development environment to support both design and deployment of Cloud applications, together with an accompanying methodology that allows model-based development, configuration, optimisation and deployment of existing and new applications independently of the existing underlying Cloud infrastructures.

“We are excited to open our technology to the public, and we expect to build a large open source community around the PaaSage project”, said Geir Horn, from University of Oslo, technical director of the PaaSage platform. “This demonstrates, once again, that EU-funded research projects really bring Europe in the forefront of technological innovation. In the next 12 months, we will continue improving the product and building a series of application demonstrators in support of a widest adoption by Industry”, added Keith Jeffery, ERCIM and scientific coordinator of the PaaSage project.

In the PaaSage project, CETIC is the partner leading, among other tasks, the integration of the software components. CETIC is therefore the point of contact of the consortium towards OW2, and is in charge of releasing the code today on the OW2 infrastructure.

About PaaSage

PaaSage is a collaborative research project co-funded under the ICT theme of the 7th framework programme (FP7) of the European Union. The total investment amounts €9.5m of which €7.1m is funded by the European Union over 4 years.
More information www.paasage.eu.

About OW2

OW2 is an independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code infrastructure (middleware and generic applications) and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 Consortium hosts some one hundred technology projects, including ASM, Bonita, CLIF, CompatibleOne, DocDoku, Emerginov, erOCCI, JOnAS, JORAM, Lutece, Nanoko, OpenCloudware, OpenPaas, ProActive, SpagoBI, Talend Studio, WebLab, XLcloud , XWiki and now PaaSage .
More information: www.ow2.org.

About ERCIM GEIE

ERCIM - the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics - aims to foster collaborative initiatives within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading European research institutes are members of ERCIM. ERCIM is based in Sophia Antipolis, France.
More information: www.ercim.eu.

About CETIC

As an applied research centre in the field of ICT, CETIC’s mission is to support economic development by transferring the results of the most innovative research in ICT to companies, particularly SMEs. The knowledge developed by CETIC is made available to companies to help them integrate these technological breakthroughs into their products, processes and services, enabling them to innovate faster, save time and money and develop new markets. CETIC is based in Charleroi, Belgium.
More information: www.cetic.be.

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