PaaSLane Tool Aims To Migrate .NET and Java Apps to the Cloud

Cloud Technology Partners' newly announced PaaSLane tool aims to remove the process of evaluating software source code to ensure .NET and Java applications can work properly in a cloud environment. That's especially important as providers roll out new services and update existing ones.

Cloud Technology Partners this week released a free beta version of PaaSLane, available for download here.

PaaSLane is designed to continuously track changes in cloud environments and provide recommendations to developers to remediate their code, said Ben Grubin, director of product management at Cloud Technology Partners. "We provide overall cloud readiness metrics and reports for each app run through the software," Grubin said, adding that PaaSLane's engine can process 250,000 lines of code in 10 minutes. "It doesn't just find issues -- it estimates the development effort to address those issues."

This is important, Grubin said, to keep up with different cloud platforms, including offerings from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft's Windows Azure and the various OpenStack-based services.

"This is a complex problem because there are thousands of changes from different cloud providers, and developers don't spend time keeping up with all of these platforms," he said. "You can spend a lot of time researching how to develop for each platform, and that can have a huge productivity impact."

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Jeffrey Schwartz is editor of Redmond magazine and also covers cloud computing for Virtualization Review's Cloud Report. In addition, he writes the Channeling the Cloud column for Redmond Channel Partner. Follow him on Twitter @JeffreySchwartz.