GNAX Brings Open Source Apps to the Cloud with BitNami

GNAX has selected BitNami to provide GNAX Cloud users with a tested, ready-to-run library of over 25 popular open source applications.

San Francisco, CA. February 14, 2012. – BitNami, developer of the BitNami Application Library, and Global Net Access (GNAX), a leading technology infrastructure service provider, announced today that the BitNami library of applications is now available for one-click deployment to the GNAX Cloud.

The GNAX Cloud is an enterprise-grade multi-tenant cloud computing solution, powered by VMware vCloud® Director™. It allows customers to manage an entire virtual infrastructure through a simple web interface, maximizing resource utilization while enhancing the security, reliability and flexibility of enterprise IT infrastructure. The addition of the BitNami library of application images extends the platform to allow users to deploy popular open source applications to the cloud in one-click and provides GNAX with a significant competitive advantage in an increasingly crowded market.

"BitNami-packaged applications have been downloaded several million times by users all over the world," said Erica Brescia, CEO of BitRock, the developer of BitNami. "By selecting the BitNami library, GNAX is ensuring that its users get battle-tested images of their favorite open source applications. We are thrilled to be making the BitNami application library available on the GNAX enterprise cloud platform."

BitNami and GNAX have selected over 25 popular open source applications that may be deployed in one-click to the GNAX cloud platform, including SugarCRM, Drupal, WordPress, JasperSoft, Alfresco, Moodle and Redmine, among others. These application images will be available at no additional cost to GNAX customers and regular updates will be released so customers always have access to the latest versions of applications in the library.

"BitNami is widely recognized as the leader in packaged web application deployment. At GNAX, we strive to provide our clients with as much value as possible, and the BitNami application library will make it even easier for GNAX Cloud customers to get their favorite open source applications up and running in our enterprise cloud environment," said Janakan Rajendran, GNAX chief information officer.

"GNAX's VMware vCloud® Powered service provides customers with a high performance enterprise-class cloud delivering true IT agility and efficiency that can enable cost savings," said Mathew Lodge, Senior Director of Cloud Services, VMware. "We are excited to see BitNami and GNAX working together to deliver a fully tested and ready-to-deploy library of open source applications."

To learn more about the GNAX Cloud and sign up for service, visit: http://gnax.net/services/cloud_services/cloud_overview.html

About BitNami

BitNami simplifies the process of deploying web applications natively, virtually and in the cloud. BitNami Cloud Hosting provides a growing library of the most popular open source applications, ready to be launched with the click of a button. With BitNami Cloud Hosting, solution providers and businesses of all sizes can deploy and manage business applications such as Jasperserver, SugarCRM, Alfresco, Drupal and many more. BitNami is developed by BitRock, a leader in cross-platform application deployment.

About Global Net Access

Global Net Access (GNAX) is a leading technology infrastructure service provider offering enterprises mission-critical datacenter colocation, managed hosting, storage and backup, as well as enterprise level VMware-based cloud computing services. GNAX's cloud solutions deliver secure, scalable and self-service public and private cloud solutions that reduce expenses, improve application performance and increase organization agility. GNAX's 70,000 square feet mission-critical datacenter in Atlanta is SSAE 16 Type II-certified with Tier-4 power and serves as its home base with an additional strategic facility located in Dallas, Texas. Learn more at www.gnax.net.

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