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MuleSoft Cloudcat

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MuleSoft Cloudcat

Monthly Cost: $29/month not including GoGrid infrastructure costs

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MuleSoft Cloudcat™ is enterprise Tomcat in the cloud – a fully supported virtual image (GSI), available from GoGrid, that allows developers and QA to build and test web applications easily in the cloud.     Cloudcat includes Apache Tomcat, ready-to-use and pre-configured along with RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and MySQL (available for both 32-bit and 64-bit CPUs), eliminating the need for doing a manual Tomcat download, installation, or even configuration.  Using Cloudcat, developers and QA can leverage the simplicity and economics of cloud computing to quickly deploy and test their web application.  Furthermore, IT operations professionals can count on the elasticity of the cloud and the flexibility of Tomcat to handle web application workloads during peak demand times or simply as a cheaper alternative to deploying Tomcat on additional physical servers in their own data center.
Apache Tomcat is the world’s most widely used application server, with over 1 million downloads per month and over 70% penetration in the enterprise datacenter. Apache Tomcat has grown in popularity with application developers due to its lightweight simplicity, providing a powerful application platform with none of the cost or complexity of legacy JEE platforms such as IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic, or RedHat JBOSS.
 
Many IT organizations are using cloud enabled platforms as a way to expand their data center capacity, particularly for development, testing, and even certain production workloads. Apache Tomcat is ideally suited for the elastic nature of cloud computing, as it does not carry the heavy infrastructure needs often required by these legacy Java EE application servers.
 
Until now there have been no reliable and supported virtual images of Tomcat available on the cloud for use by organizations. Using Apache Tomcat in the cloud has required manual installation and configuration of Tomcat before installing other required software. MuleSoft has solved that problem with Cloudcat, a virtual image that contains the latest version of Apache Tomcat (V6.0.20) with MySQL and RedHat Enterprise Linux (5.4) distribution. Cloudcat is the cloud runtime for your web applications, making the power of cloud available to modern web applications.
 
 

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The registration page for customers to get details and support is here:
http://www.mulesoft.com/mulesoft-cloudcat-gogrid

Technical Documentation:
http://www.mulesoft.org/display/TCAT/Using+Cloudcat+with+GoGrid