PR16-080


Press Release

Ref: PR16-080
Date: September 14, 2016

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The Paremus Service Fabric v1.13 – Reinforcing the Focus on Simplicity and Ease of Use

New Quick Start Download Allows You to Experience Service Fabric Capabilities for Yourself in Minutes

London, UK, September 14, 2016 – Paremus, pioneers of modular, OSGi™ based, cloud computing, today announces the general availability of Service Fabric v 1.13. Included with this release is a new Quick Start download which makes it possible to simply and rapidly install the Service Fabric, and then deploy and manage distributed applications across a three to seven node Service Fabric, all within a couple of minutes.

This latest release has focused on reinforcing the key objectives of simplicity and ease of use to ensure that Operations teams are able to rapidly, consistently, reliably and within a fully governed process deploy, manage, scale and un-deploy distributed applications in large scale production environments. These capabilities are essential not only for enterprise organizations but are becoming increasingly important for IoT platforms that are required to offer global reach and support for the predicted many billions of devices.

“Our goal is to make it as easy to install a complex distributed application on a Cloud of servers as it is to install a new app on a smart phone. Take the Quick Start try out (www.paremus.com/download) for a spin and let us know if we are there yet.” Mike Francis, Paremus Sales and Marketing Director suggests.

Service Fabric v1.13 also offers many new and innovative capabilities, including support for:

ZooKeeper – Simple formation of multiple Cluster/Consensus Capabilities. The Service Fabric now makes it quick and easy with a couple of clicks to create and maintain multiple ZooKeeper Ensembles.

Advanced Microservice Orchestration. Deployment and configuration of composite microservices applications is automated and the runtime visibility of the microservices from which the application is composed is managed by the Service Fabric such that:

  • The visibility of ‘internal’ microservices is automatically limited only to other microservices within the same application.
  • Public service endpoints of the application are visible to all other Fabric applications and users.

Full support for Linux Containers. The Service Fabric zero configuration, decentralized orchestration capabilities are now available for the world of Linux Containers via Packager and Docker.  This means there is no longer any need for complex network overlays, DNS name space mangling, or centralized service discovery i.e. point of failure. Even better, the modular nature of the Service Fabric means that these capabilities are not coupled to any particular container today or in the future. If you so choose, the Service Fabric is fully polyglot enabled – allowing you to deploy and run any software artifact. This offers unparalleled agility and optionality for your technical and business users.

Strong Isolation. This important feature, which is transparent to developers and operations, isolates applications from the runtime and from each other. This ensures that there are no conflicts between components regardless of bundle and library version mismatches. The net result is more predictable deployment behavior, better fidelity with development tools, and improved application portability.

“The Service Fabric’s use and support of OSGi means it is based on a well established, stable, and open industry standard for software modularity. This enables the Fabric to continue to evolve and embrace new industry trends such as Reactive and Polyglot programming models while more importantly, maintaining the focus on Operational simplicity and robustness.” comments Tim Ward, Paremus CTO, “Anyone can create a Fabric in minutes and its self-describing architecture means that Governance and Configuration management issues are automatically provided and managed.”

Paremus believe that your developers, engineers and architects best understand your business requirements. For this reason the Paremus Service Fabric is an agnostic platform, and not an opinionated one.

  • Established message brokers like RabbitMQ, and more modern alternatives like Kafka, are all supported.
  • Traditional Relational Databases or modern No-SQL ones like Cassandra are also all supported.
  • REST / CRUD based microservices with automatic configuration and dynamical load-balancing via Nginx, or low latency asynchronous RPC or push streams, are also all supported.
  • An Agnostic platform like the Service Fabric avoids architectural lock-in today and for the future, and provides you with the optionality to relatively easily improve your applications over time as new technologies and alternatives become available.

“Key to Paremus’ technology leadership is our continued focus on technology fundamentals rather than fashions” Richard Nicholson, Paremus Founder & CEO adds, “Robustness, simplicity of management, scalability and agility are interlinked concerns, and these cannot be truly addressed without addressing the fundamentals. Addressing these fundamentals is what continues to differentiate the Paremus Service Fabric in the market.”

Want to find out more? A fully featured 90 day evaluation of the Service Fabric is available following registration or you can just download the Quick Start immediately, no registration required. Both are available now from www.paremus.com/download.

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About Paremus
Paremus is a market leader in delivering a next generation runtime, the Paremus Service Fabric, for service oriented monolithic, modular and microservice-based applications to run across federated Cloud Computing environments.

Applicable for the enterprise and IoT markets the Service Fabric was the the first in a new era of standards-based, adaptive, dynamic, model driven application runtimes that leverages the OSGi™ standards internally and provides a solution that is easy and quick for application deployment and ongoing operations and maintenance.

Founded in 2001 by senior technologists from the investment banking industry Paremus is funded by private investors and continues to innovate to disrupt the status quo of the traditional vendors.

Related links

Paremus – www.paremus.com
Service Fabric Quick Start and Evaluation Download – www.paremus.com/download
Online documentation – http://docs.paremus.com
The OSGi Alliance – www.osgi.org

Paremus press contact:
Mike Francis, Paremus
Tel USA: +1 415-738-8349
Tel UK: +44 (0) 207 993 8915
Email: info@paremus.com

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