Press Release | October 28, 2014

Apprenda’s Private Platform as a Service Is Now Microsoft Azure Certified

TROY, N.Y.Apprenda today announced that its leading private Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution is now Microsoft Azure Certified. With just a few clicks, developers and IT administrators can easily deploy a certified Apprenda 5.5 image and begin to rapidly build, deploy, and manage a scalable private PaaS environment in Azure, a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader.

Apprenda provides a foundational software layer and application runtime environment for creating and delivering an enterprise-class private PaaS (“private” means the platform software is managed by the user). Today’s announcement addresses the increasing demand for hybrid cloud options and the realization that customers are demanding innovation in modern application delivery. Together, Apprenda and Azure deliver the promise of bottomless application capacity by harnessing the power of public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Apprenda’s Azure Certified solution gives customers and partners a turnkey solution to evaluate joint capabilities by quickly cloud-enabling .NET and Java custom applications. Customers can use or evaluate Apprenda’s private PaaS in the public cloud and over time extend it to include internal infrastructure for a hybrid cloud solution. Organizations can transform IT by incorporating resources from both private and public clouds into an application platform governed by policy.

“Apprenda’s availability on the Azure Marketplace makes it the most accessible private PaaS in existence,” said Apprenda CEO Sinclair Schuller. “Apprenda and Azure will provide a one-two punch that will help push the enterprise PaaS landscape forward.”Microsoft_Azure_Certified_RGB

“Apprenda is pivotal for enterprise cloud transformations,” said Garth Fort, General Manager of Enterprise Partners, Microsoft. “As cloud scenarios become more complex, companies like Apprenda are harnessing the power of the public cloud to help any business become a software company by transforming their data center into a policy-driven application delivery platform.”

Apprenda 5.5 is now available in the Azure Marketplace. Enterprises which are curious about how Apprenda’s top-tier PaaS can benefit organizations tapping Azure can find out more here.

About Apprenda

Apprenda is the leading enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) powering the next generation of enterprise software development in public, private and hybrid clouds. As a foundational software layer and application run-time environment, Apprenda abstracts away the complexities of building and delivering modern software applications, enabling enterprises to turn ideas into innovations faster. With Apprenda, enterprises can securely deliver an entire ecosystem of data, services, applications and APIs to both internal and external customers across any infrastructure. From the world’s largest banks like JPMorgan Chase to healthcare organizations including McKesson and AmerisourceBergen, Apprenda’s clients are part of a new class of software-defined enterprises, disrupting industries and winning with software. For more information, visit Apprenda at


Sean Ludwig
Senior Communications Manager, Apprenda