Since our inception, Apprenda has believed in the power of openness and helping enterprises minimize lock-in across the entire technology stack. That’s why we started the OneCloud Alliance last year and continue to integrate and work with partners all across the technology spectrum including Microsoft, NetApp, Amazon Web Services, Oracle, and VMware to push for a more open cloud ecosystem.
Continuing this work in as many ways as we can is important. So starting this week, Apprenda will be open-sourcing its portfolio of integrations based on Apprenda’s platform extensibility APIs. Due to the high level of customization of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions and platforms within the enterprise, the “one-size-fits-all” integration methodology does not apply to an enterprise data center. Between regulatory requirements and business-driving decisions, enterprises are more inclined to customize their software to meet their needs.
Apprenda embraces this concept and that’s why we’re open-sourcing our add-ons that connect to strategic partners in the OneCloud Alliance. These add-ons will empower IT teams, giving them the ability to customize the integration path to and from the Apprenda platform. The integrations range from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers to enterprise storage providers.
Over on GitHub, we’ve open-sourced the following five integrations so far:
• Team Foundation Server (TFS) – This contains the files necessary to start the integration of Apprenda with TFS, Microsoft’s continuous integration/source control.
• New Relic – This contains the bootstrap policy code needed to integrate application performance management from New Relic with Apprenda.
• Amazon Web Services – This contains the files necessary to start the integration of AWS’s Infrastructure as a Service with Apprenda.
• Microsoft Azure – This contains the files necessary to start the integration of Azure’s Infrastructure as a Service with Apprenda.
• MongoDB – This contains the files necessary to integrate MongoDB’s NoSQL database with Apprenda.
These integrations are just the beginning and we plan to open-source more adds-ons over the coming months. Developers are also invited to contribute to the ever-growing ecosystem of integrations by contacting us here or at firstname.lastname@example.org. And feel free to leave comments at the bottom of this post regarding what you’d like to see in the future.