Saturday, March 1, 2008

AppStacks - one stack, many possibilities

This weekend we wrapped up testing of our "Appliance Stacks" under AppOS 4.0, and started beta testing those same stacks under MacOS X 10.5. Appliance Stacks or "AppStacks" as we call them, are a self contained image that provides a secure and optimized stack. AppStacks can be run from within any existing Linux operating system, but require AppOS for some of enhanced security features.

Well we have just completed our QA process of AppOS running within existing virtualized environments, such as VMware ESX and Parallels. This will allow ISVs to develop for a single platform (AppOS) and still support legacy Linux platforms. While for maximum security, we recommend the use of AppOS natively on a server, Spliced Networks is about providing a choice to the community.

With AppOS there is no steep learning curve, no need to learn a completely new packaging system, and the solution makes it simple to QA the resulting product. You just have to ./configure and go! Something practically *EVERY* open source developer out there knows how to do.

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