NT/e Ltd has announced CloudTran, a middleware product that claims to overcome the inherent difficulties of distributed programming by providing a simple Java view of data, mission-critical transactions and automatic distribution in the Cloud.
“Virtual environments are increasingly popular – IDC predicts that spend on cloud services will reach $42 billion by 2012 – but they present a real problem for software. There is currently no technology standard to run enterprise transaction programs in clouds, so a new paradigm is needed.” said Matthew Fowler, MD of NT/e.
CloudTran enables highly responsive transaction processing over the largest distributed and cloud computing environments. It delivers significant improvements in the performance, availability, reliability and cost-efficiency of very large scale transaction processing through :
Managing Transactions : CloudTran can manage many thousands of transactions across many thousands of machines without losing any data, even during outages;
Performance of Applications : CloudTran manages transactions very quickly, making applications highly responsive. Latency matters – according to Amazon, every 100ms of latency cost them 1% in sales and Google found that an extra 0.5 seconds in search page generation time dropped traffic by 20%;
Fast, Low Risk Application Development : CloudTran takes the pain and effort out of implementing Java in clouds. It lets developers focus on the application without having to worry about making it work in a distributed environment.