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Enterprise Cloud Adoption Framework Offers Stepwise Path to Cloud

Adoption model helps enterprises and IT service providers decode cloud journey

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27 — rPath, the enterprise PaaS company, today unveils a groundbreaking new adoption model for enterprise IT and managed service providers to "de-risk" cloud projects and assure better business outcomes.

Perhaps the most significant IT trend of this generation, cloud dictates dramatic architectural change for which few patterns and precedents exist. The Enterprise Cloud Adoption Framework addresses the current void of accepted practice, guiding the journey with the end in mind. The Framework offers pragmatic insight into the sequence and implications of each successive investment in cloud maturity with a special focus on starting points, traps, and destinations.

The Framework is the first and only cloud adoption model founded on the principle that an effective cloud must standardize and automate both infrastructure and application platforms.

"Infrastructure maturity is certainly fundamental to the cloud journey, but it's only part of the story," says Brett Adam, CTO of rPath. "Ultimately, customers and end users care about applications. The Enterprise Cloud Adoption Framework clearly articulates why standardization of application platforms is absolutely critical to cloud success and why cloud projects must progress with a balanced footing in both infrastructure and platform maturity."

The Enterprise Cloud Adoption Framework suggests that standardization and cloud automation reinforce each other through an important symbiotic relationship that cloud builders must tap into. Failure to recognize this fundamental tenet will result in flawed adoption of cloud technologies.

According to Jay Lyman, senior analyst, 451 Research, "There is no question today's enterprise organizations are trying to leverage standardization as much as possible, particularly as they venture deeper and more broadly into cloud computing. The Enterprise Cloud Adoption Framework can serve as a guide for enterprises and service providers to stay focused on the most effective cloud adoption and automation."

Launch event and lightning talks at VMworld 2012

The Enterprise Cloud Adoption Framework will be previewed at a gala launch party on Tuesday evening co-sponsored by rPath and Cisco Systems and held at San Francisco's acclaimed 25 Lusk. Due to strong demand, the event is at capacity and registration is now closed. For more information about this event, please visit or

Visit the rPath booth #2441 where the company will host a series of lightning talks throughout the show or visit to download the Enterprise Cloud Adoption Framework as the pathway for your cloud journey.


A webinar, "Standardization As the Road to Enterprise Cloud," will be held Wednesday, September 19, at 1 p.m., Eastern Time. To register, visit

Join the discussion on Twitter: #ECAF

About rPath, Inc.

rPath, the enterprise PaaS company, is the only vendor that enables the speed and simplicity of platform-as-a-service, while addressing the unique requirements of enterprise environments. rPath transforms IaaS into PaaS by deploying, configuring and maintaining OS and middleware platforms on demand, accelerating the delivery of applications and simplifying change up and down the stack. Find out more at


Source: rPath, Inc.

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