By arungupta on May 11, 2009
Project Kenai, is Sun's developer "cloud" onramp. It has exceeded over 7,000 members and surpassed 500 hosted open source projects after going live in Sep 2008. Currently, Kenai offers an integrated suite of productivity services for developers to host their open source code/projects as well as connect with their peers.
The platform is built using JRuby-on-Rails and deployed on GlassFish v2, using MySQL Server, Apache Web Server and memcached (all available from Sun's GlassFish Portfolio). GlassFish is performing well for hosting their Rails applications, and the team reports:
The GlassFish processes have been among the most stable of our deployment.
(The) GlassFish team has been extremely helpful along the way with tuning and diagnosing performance issues.
The detailed GlassFish questionnaire provide additional details on all of the above.