Standing Cloud is the only Platform as a Service (PaaS) that enables cloud users to deploy, manage, customize and/or develop applications on a variety of cloud services and with several programming languages. The service supports PHP, Java, Ruby, and Python, as well as 100+ complete open source applications that can be deployed by end users with a few clicks. Target customers include business users who want an easy way to automatically deploy and manage SaaS; developers who customize existing open source applications or develop their own from scratch; and IT professionals in search of a time-saving way to deploy applications and development environments for teams within their organization.
Standing Cloud is backed by Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures and was founded in 2009 by CEO David J. Jilk, former CEO of Xaffire, an online application monitoring company that was sold to Quest Software in 2005. Board members include Brad Feld of Foundry Group and Rich Levandov of Avalon.
Nimbula and Standing Cloud have now partnered to support Platform as a Service (PaaS) based on Nimbula's cloud infrastructure software for private, hybrid and public clouds. The joint solution enables end users and developers to deploy, manage, customize and develop applications quickly and cost-effectively. More than 100 open source and commercial applications are available on Standing Cloud's service, written in PHP, Java, Ruby on Rails and Python.