What is BitNami?
The aim of BitNami is to simplify the deployment of web applications, such as wikis or blogs, in order to make them more accessible. There are a lot of high quality open source software packages that aren't used as much as they could be because getting them up and running can be a complex process. We want to change that!
What are BitNami Stacks?
A BitNami Stack is an integrated software bundle that includes a web application and all of its required components (web server, database, language runtime), so it is ready to run out of the box. The Stacks can be deployed as traditional Native Installers, Virtual Machine Images or Cloud Images. Native installers are single file executables that you download to your machine. When double-clicked, they walk you through each step of the automated installation process. They are available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. BitNami Virtual Machine Images are pre-configured and include a minimal installation of Linux and a BitNami Stack. They are available for VMware and the latest version of VirtualBox. BitNami Cloud Images allow you to run a BitNami Stack in a cloud computing environment on a pay-as-you-go basis, and programmatically start and stop them. BitNami Cloud Images are currently available for Amazon EC2 and Windows Azure, with planned support for additional cloud environments.
Regardless of whether you choose a Native Installer, Virtual Machine Image or Cloud Image, you will be able to have your BitNami-packaged application of choice up and running in just minutes, with no manual configuration required.
What is BitNami Cloud Hosting?
BitNami Cloud Hosting makes it easy to deploy and run BitNami Stacks on the cloud. It allows you to select an app to deploy from the BitNami catalogue and provides automatic backups, 1 click server restores, basic monitoring and other features, such as enabling you to manage applications for several clients from one interface. BitNami Cloud Hosting currently supports Amazon EC2, with support for other Clouds coming later in the year. To learn more, visit the BitNami Cloud Hosting website.
How Can I Get BitNami on My Cloud?
BitNami now offers annual subscriptions to the BitNami application library for your public or private cloud. A BitNami subscription for your private cloud provides you with access to a standardized set of application images that are optimized for your platform and include your Linux distribution of choice. For your public cloud, a BitNami library subscription allows you to provide a catalog of ready-to-launch application images for the most popular open source applications. Offering an image library will help new users get started with your cloud, while encouraging existing users to deploy more of their applications on it. In both cases, BitNami engineers will work with you to incorporate your branding, automate the publishing of updated images and ensure that the images are optimized for your platform. Learn more about getting BitNami for your cloud.