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Ecosystem Partners Xeround and Logentries Now Available on AppFog

AppFog, the leading cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS), today announced that Xeround and Logentries are available on AppFog and part of a growing add-on program with dozens of partners providing services to increase AppFog capabilities.

“We are thrilled to extend our platform’s services ecosystem to offer additional services such as Logentries log management-as-a-service solution and Xeround’s database-as- a-service offering,” said Lucas Carlson, Founder and CEO of AppFog. “Both are in big demand and a ‘must have’ for production workloads and enterprise customers.”

“Xeround’s add-on for App Fog allows MySQL developers to enjoy the most robust, highly available, and scalable cloud database solution for free within their chosen PaaS solution, enabling them to experience the least amount of friction when developing for the cloud," said Razi Sharir, CEO of Xeround.

AppFog’s add-on program was launched in December 2011 and brings together more than a dozen partner providers on the AppFog ecosystem platform. The growing ecosystem is enabling developers to more easily pick and choose third-party service providers to help build and manage highly reliable and scalable applications through AppFog’s intuitive interface. With the company’s rapidly growing customer base responding very favorably to the company’s robust platform, AppFog plans to further expand its partner ecosystem to meet the needs of its users.

"At Logentries we are really excited to provide our easy to use, log management-as-a-service to the AppFog community,” said Trevor Parsons, CEO. “Logentries gives AppFog users a way to easily manage, store, search and analyze their log data, and allows users to ‘work on code, not management.’ Logentries is a natural extension of this mantra, whereby working on code becomes even easier.”

AppFog is a complete cloud-based PaaS solution used by tens of thousands of developers to quickly and easily deploy applications to the cloud. By collaborating with its users to understand pain points, AppFog has delivered an innovative platform, supporting PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, Node.js and Perl, that automates the deployment, scaling and management of cloud applications so developers can focus on their code. Backed by a strong user community, the company is known for its rock-solid service and support, along with its commitment to the open source Cloud Foundry project.

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AppFog customers can visit the add-ons catalog at http://appfog.com/products/appfog/add-ons/. Once an add-on is selected, developers can immediately start using the service. Xeround and Logentries add-ons are currently available.

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About AppFog

AppFog is the leading cross-cloud Platform-as-a-Service provider. AppFog provides robust enterprise and production workload support across a wide range of public and private infrastructures. AppFog is used by tens of thousands of developers – at larger enterprise organizations as well as fast-growing start-ups – to enable control and manageability while not losing velocity or responsiveness. With a focus on workload interoperability and portability, and on support for a wide range of languages and third-party services, AppFog is paving the way for a lock-in free future for the cloud. Founded in Portland, Ore., AppFog is a private company with $9.8M in funding from investors including Ignition, First Round Capital and Madrona. To learn about AppFog, visit http://www.appfog.com.

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