Thursday, February 26, 2015

Introducing Bitnami’s newest cloud partner, AURO!

Bitnami is known for providing quick access to popular server applications and development environments that can be installed and managed with ease. Our expanding library of popular applications and cloud partners help to make this possible. That’s why today we’re thrilled to announce that AURO, Canada’s first public cloud for enterprise, is partnering with Bitnami to give AURO customers immediate access to leading open source applications and stacks in a single click.

The AURO cloud platform is powered by OpenStack, which gives them the ability to incorporate Canada’s unique corporate governance and compliance processes into a cloud infrastructure. OpenStack also provides AURO with flexibility and choice so that AURO can build in the language customers want, and customers can build a flexible environment to meet various needs. If you are already an AURO customer, you now have access to some of Bitnami’s most popular applications!

With this new partnership, there has never been a better time to try AURO. Right now the AURO Cloud Computing Startup Program is offering $300 in credit to sponsors, developers and partners.


Get started on your innovative projects using Bitnami on AURO today!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Refinery CMS joins the Bitnami Library!

We're happy to introduce Refinery CMS as part of the Bitnami Library!


Refinery CMS is an open-sourced Rails-based CMS designed to be flexible and easy to use. The Refinery UI is beautiful and updated frequently to deliver the most intuitive experience possible for your users. This application is also supported by an engaged online community. 

Refinery CMS is now ready to install in a few clicks using the Bitnami Refinery CMS installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine images (VMs), cloud images for the Amazon EC2Google Compute Engine and Azure cloud platforms.


Some popular features that Refinery CMS include:

  • Modular and extendable: you can add new features to Refinery CMS simply installing extensions.
  • Available in more than 30 languages.
  • Preview of the pages that you are writing.
If you want to explore Refinery CMS you can launch a free cloud demo server. Clicking the button below will create your own Refinery CMS instance running for 1 hour, for free!

If you want to know more about how to use Bitnami Refinery CMS, read our wiki page. Still have questions? We would be happy to answer them on our community forum.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bitnami offers a free trial of CrushFTP!

We are happy to announce that CrushFTP is now available on the Bitnami library!



CrushFTP is a powerful file server supporting standard secure file transfer protocols. It's easy to configure and provides powerful monitoring tools that can be customized the way you need it.

The Bitnami CrushFTP Stack includes a free trial for up to 5 users, so you can try any of the features that they have to offer!

CrushFTP is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami CrushFTP installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine images (VMs), and cloud images for Amazon EC2.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

topLog joins the growing library of analytics software on Bitnami!



Meet your new log management fortune teller. With topLog the future will no longer be a mystery because you will be alerted about everything that comes your way in terms of application and system level logs. With Bitnami topLog, you get:
  • One free user system
  • Log aggregation via unlimited streams
  • Search
  • Real time alerts (via email, Hipchat and Slack)
topLog is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami topLog Installers for Linux, Virtual Machine images (VMs), and cloud images for Amazon EC2.

Don't forget to visit our wiki to learn how to manage your installation. Still have questions? We would be happy to answer them on our community forum.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SilverStripe added to Bitnami Library!

Today, SilverStripe joins the Bitnami Library of CMS apps!

SilverStripe CMS & Framework is an open source platform of web development tools. The platform, curated by SilverStripe, is an international web development company that is supported by a vibrant online community.

SilverStripe is now ready to install in a few clicks using the Bitnami SilverStripe installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine images (VMs), cloud images for the Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine and Azure cloud platforms.


If you want to explore SilverStripe you can launch a free cloud demo server. Clicking the button below will create your own SilverStripe instance running for 1 hour, for free!


We also had the opportunity to interview Cam Findlay, Community Manager of SilverStripe, about the application's key features:

What is the goal of the SilverStripe application?

SilverStripe is both a CMS and PHP web framework. SilverStripe CMS makes day-to-day content updates awesomely simple. It’s flexibility makes SilverStripe CMS ideal for managing websites, intranets, and sophisticated web applications with stunning interactive design, social and transactional features for your users. The SilverStripe Framework is a PHP web application framework that can be used standalone, or in harmony with the SilverStripe CMS. Modern best practices include object-oriented MVC/ORM architecture to cut the overhead associated with common programming tasks, and enable developers to quickly write and maintain code that powers complex web applications. Put simply, CMS users love SilverStripe’s easy to use and powerful CMS and developers love the power and flexibility of the framework. With SilverStripe, everyone get’s to do what they do best.


What are some of the features of SilverStripe?

SilverStripe is both PHP framework and CMS. For developers, we define customisations of the CMS for users in the code along with any configuration which makes your applications highly portable across environments without having to rely on the database. Content is treated as content, code is kept and code, environment configuration is handled as configuration so there is a clear understanding of what is required when deploying websites and separation layers for a more maintainable codebase.

The CMS also is highly customisable to a clients needs, rather than enforcing a way of working, so it works in well with customers existing business processes and allows CMS users to easily integrate SilverStripe as part of how they currently delver their services or run operations.

We also have a great Open Source community!

Which projects or organizations are using SilverStripe currently? What kind of projects do they use it for?

SilverStripe has been used by projects large and small. Of note are sites such as the Democratic National Convention website during Obama’s electoral race, Westpac bank New Zealand, Skinny Mobile (a large mobile telecommunications site) and the the New Zealand Government Common Web Platform which is promoting open source and SilverStripe use in the New Zealand public sector. There are also a host of other showcases that give you an idea of the types of sites powered by SilverStripe at our showcase at http://www.silverstripe.org/community/showcase/

What do you expect will be the main benefits of having Bitnami packages available for SilverStripe?

We are looking forward to having an easy to install local environment, as well as a cloud deployable image to help developers and users try out the CMS and get started quickly learning SilverStripe.

You can follow SilverStripe on Twitter and participate in discussions on SilverStripe.org.

Would you like your favorite app to be part of Bitnami? Be sure to suggest and vote for it in our monthly contest!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Welcome CouchDB to the Bitnami Launchpad for Google Cloud Platform!

We're happy to introduce CouchDB as part of the Bitnami Library for the Google Cloud Platform!

CouchDB is a modern and efficient database that completely embraces the web. It allows you to store your data with JSON documents and access them via HTTP.

It works well with modern web and mobile apps. You can even serve your web apps directly out of CouchDB!

Some popular features of CouchDB include:

  • Store your data in documents in JSON and access them via HTTP
  • Using JavaScript to query, index, combine and transform documents
  • Distributing your data using incremental replication
  • Master-master setups with automatic conflict detection
  • Native support for a RESTful API
You can check out all of these features by deploying CouchDB with one-click on the Bitnami Launchpad for the Google Cloud Platform. Click the button below to get started.


Want to get started right now? Launch your Bitnami CouchDB instance and connect to Futon via the following URL in your browser. There you will be able to create, manage and remove documents:

http://your_server_address:5984/_utils/

If you want to auto-login, you can connect to the following URL:

http://admin:your_password@your_server_address:5984/_utils/

If you want to know more about how to use Bitnami CouchDB, read our wiki page. Still have questions? We would be happy to answer them on our community forum.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Precurio joins the Bitnami Library!

Precurio is an intranet solution for business that can improve team collaboration, reduce paper, and help streamline business processes for maximum efficiency. Now by partnering with Bitnami, Precurio can be deployed to the cloud efficiently too! 

This all-in-one Intranet solution gives you one place to collaborate, manage and store your next project without using a bunch of tools. With so many features in one place, you can rest easy knowing that you won’t get asked “Where is this?” again. Their solution includes:
  • Enterprise Collaboration
  • Paperless Office
  • Document Management 
The Bitnami Precurio package includes a free trial of Precurio for up to 10 users. To learn more about Precurio plans and licensing, please visit the Precurio website.

If you want to quickly check out Precurio, you can launch a free cloud demo server. By clicking the button below you will have your own Precurio instance running for 1 hour, for free!


Don't forget to visit our wiki to learn how to manage your installation. Still have questions? We would be happy to answer them on our community forum.