A new partnership between AppFog and Rackspace will enable cloud development and deployment using both services. The AppFog platform as a service (PaaS) will now support the Rackspace infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and AppFog will be listed in the Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace. "We are very excited to align our efforts with Rackspace,” said AppFog CEO Lucas Carlson. “As a market leader and a powerful force within OpenStack, Rackspace is a valuable option for developers looking for a reliable, scalable and secure IaaS option. With Cloud Databases and Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack, we can be assured that our efforts support open standards, protect against vendor lock-in and enable developers to deploy on public or private OpenStack-based clouds."
With AppFog, developers can choose which cloud computing infrastructure service to use--Amazon Web Services, HP, Microsoft Azure or Rackspace. AppFog supports multiple languages including Java, .NET, Node, Python, Ruby, PHP and others.