Bitnami, a company Based in San Francisco, CA with an application automation platform delivering and maintaining a catalog of ready-to-run server applications and development environments, has announced the availability of Bitnami Stacksmith – a tool that would simplify the migration of enterprise applications to the cloud by automating the manual tasks required to package, deploy and maintain software stacks for leading container and cloud platforms.
Bitnami publishes a catalog of over 120 open source applications and development stacks which get deployed over 1 million times a month across all platforms including leading cloud vendors like Amazon, Azure, Google and Oracle. Now, with Stacksmith, enterprises can leverage this application automation technology and tooling to re-platform their own applications from the data center to the cloud. With this “simple” SaaS solution, enterprise developers and operations teams now have a single tool to migrate and maintain custom in-house applications.
Stacksmith is designed to deliver a complete application migration experience for enterprises, in support of data center consolidation and digital transformation initiatives. It takes a running application in the traditional data center, repackages it, and delivers a running application in the public or private cloud. Stacksmith would remove the complexity of application packaging, and provide the platform-specific know-how and best practices that simplify the migration process.
“As a company that is 100% focused on packaging applications and has been building our internal automation and tooling around this for years, we felt that the maturity of our solution and the increasing enterprise demand to migrate internal applications aligns perfectly“ said Daniel Lopez, CEO of Bitnami. ”Bitnami’s deep expertise in packaging and maintaining cloud applications for a click-to-deploy experience allows us to automate far beyond just repackaging an application. It lets us also apply the platform specific logic, templating and components needed to deliver a repackaged application that is optimized and ready-to-deploy.”
The core features of Bitnami Stacksmith would include:
Not just one component of a toolchain, Stacksmith is a complete end-to-end replatforming solution
Input your code, Click to package, Click to deploy
Templates bring in platform-specific dependencies and encode best practices
Creates VMs or Containers or both
Creates ready to use yet editable deployment templates (Cloudformation / Helm Chart)
Choose your targets (AWS, Kubernetes, VMware) and click to deploy
Continuous monitoring for updates and security vulnerability patches
Complete visibility of components and version numbers
Simple click to re-build process to update at any time