Numerous new startups are coming out in 2012. Each startup addresses different areas, but most are focused on the new cloud computing technology. Cloud computing is making a significant impact on the technology industry because it saves companies time, effort and capital. Three startups look promising for the upcoming year in 2012.
AppFog is a new startup that plans to host Platform-as-a-Service services in 2012. This startup is unique because of the use of open source Cloud Foundry code. AppFog is based on a Cloud Foundry foundation. The company is currently focused on providing the best user experience available. Currently, the company can support multiple programming languages. This is the company’s competitive advantage.
This solution relieves clients from setting up servers so your developers can focus on writing code. Developers no longer have to be concerned about server downtime and other configuration problems. Firewalls, security, frameworks and Apache all become the responsibility of AppFog. The new startup allows clients to launch their server in less than five steps. The entire process requires less than a minute.
Ruby, PHP, NodeJS, Java, Python and MySQL are each supported by AppFog. The application is scalable with only a few steps, which allows clients to expand their companies with only a few steps. Clients will only pay for the server space that they use.
AppFog makes applications incredibly fast. Standard services such as op-code caching and Varnish Cache are included. Redundancy increases the reliability of the applications. AppFog is designed to work with different infrastructure providers and different data centers in a variety of regions.
Sacha Labourey is the founder of CloudBees and once held the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of JBoss. CloudBees is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts. The company recently received $14.5 million in their first two rounds of funding.
Sacha saw an opportunity with cloud computing when he learned that it could be applied to middleware. This solution will cover the client from the point of building code to the point of testing code. The application will also help the client test different user interfaces. Designing applications is much easier and intuitive with CloudBees.
Instead of developers acquiring servers to install code and perform user interface testing, the application offers every service necessary to develop an application and launch it in record time. The implications for this cloud based service opens doors and saves time for developers.
According to the CEO, the goal of the company is to “reduce friction between app developers and IT departments by giving IT a single platform to test out and maintain apps running on their networks.” They want to give their clients the feeling that they could operate all aspects of application development from one machine.
J.Scott Benson founded Infinetics in 2009. Armed with 30 years of experience, J.Scott Benson was able to raise $1 million in capital from unnamed investors for his Boston startup. Companies with data centers will benefit from this new startup. Infinetics focuses on three primary components. The first component includes a central system that is responsible for security and quality of service policies. The wiring manager and a distributed packet forwarding logic are the second and third component.
The company is known for its patented mathematical formula. This is used to construct a physical network that is designed to address the typical network issues. The issues are normally surrounding latency, bandwidth and cost. Infinetics solutions strive to improve the client’s experience in all categories by delivering a product that is capable of performing up to its physical capabilities.
These three startups are just a few of the impressive lineup in 2012. The new startups should improve the way business is conducted in the world. Hopefully, many will sustain the momentum created during fund raising events. Keep a close watch on these three startups and others like them in the coming months.