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Mendix, a Boston-based Siemens (Munich) business and provider of enterprise low-code, has announced the availability of Mendix for Private Cloud and Mendix Dedicated Cloud. The vendor characterizes these new cloud offerings as expanding Mendix’s portfolio of cloud-native deployment options across all public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. Mendix’s enterprise-grade cloud offerings enable organizations to use low-code application lifecycle management with multi-cloud deployment strategies.
Recent analyst findings confirm that enterprises are evolving their cloud-deployment strategies, with a Forrester survey pointing to 86 percent of respondents making multi-cloud or hybrid cloud investments for operational efficiency. One-third of those businesses will use the private cloud as part of their deployment strategy. Nearly a quarter (23 percent) will use on-premises in combination with public cloud deployment.
“Enterprises need to have the entire landscape of deployment options at their disposal, including public, private, and hybrid clouds, and on-premises options,” comments Johan den Haan, CTO, Mendix. “We pioneered cloud-native software deployment for low-code with Mendix Public Cloud, and we are committed to increasing the velocity and ease of cloud enablement and ROI with two new multi-cloud deployment options—Mendix for Private Cloud and Mendix Dedicated Cloud.”
Mendix’s expanded multi-cloud options are organized into three product offerings:
Mendix for Private Cloud extends Mendix’s best-in-class, cloud-native architecture to any privately configured location or data center. Running on Kubernetes, Mendix for Private Cloud is tailored to meet an enterprise’s specialized security, compliance, or data integration needs on its cloud or clouds of choice. Leveraging the Mendix platform’s continuous online experience, developers can collaborate, test, monitor, and deploy applications to Mendix for Private Cloud or any additional cloud targets.
Mendix Dedicated Cloud is the low-code provider’s premier cloud offering and ideally suited for enterprises with highly specialized security and operational needs at a massive scale. It combines the full portability, push-button migration, and effortless deployment of all Mendix cloud offerings in an exclusive environment with full engineering support from Mendix for any management or specialized integration needs.
Mendix Public Cloud is Mendix’s existing cloud-native offering, giving enterprises the speed and ease of one-click cloud deployment on infrastructure managed and hosted by Mendix or on SAP or IBM public clouds.
Bringing Low-Code Benefits to the Cloud-Native Kubernetes World
Mendix’s cloud offerings support any cloud cluster operating on the Kubernetes open-source container-orchestration system. The vendor says the extension of its deployment options adds complete cloud freedom and portability with the economic value of low-code software development tools.
“People tasked with cloud operations are focused on how systems and software run, not on how they are built.” says den Haan. “However, the seamless merger of low-code application development’s speed, collaborative strength, and security with the industry’s broadest number of cloud deployment options will free up significant time and bandwidth for developers to work on innovations and business-critical needs. Additionally, applications built by citizen developers will be cloud-native by default, and ready to operate on Kubernetes software stacks straight out of the box.”