With recent announcements by Amazon Web Services and others, it’s clear the ‘app store’ concept made popular by Apple and the iPhone has spread to the infrastructure cloud, and is quickly becoming de riguer for cloud providers who are serious about competing in the market.
At Standing Cloud, we couldn't be more excited by that development. We've spent the last several years developing a ready-built application marketplace for cloud service providers. And today, we officially take the wraps off our new Application Marketplace. You can read the full press release here.
Offering easy integration, a seamless customer experience, full user support, custom branding and more than 100 pre-configured applications, the Standing Cloud Marketplace is a comprehensive solution for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers facing the challenge of moving up the stack to the application layer. Its intuitive user interface, broad catalog of open-source applications and development platforms, and automated deployment and lifecycle management features are all designed to help cloud providers meet the application needs of their customers by delivering a simple way to find, manage and run applications in their cloud.
And, because the Standing Cloud Marketplace uses scripted deployments instead of virtual appliance images, cloud providers also can avoid the costs and burden of image library management, while providing their users with increased application flexibility, portability and stability.
The available custom branding and integration options and extensive white-label configurability of the Standing Cloud Marketplace are specifically designed to address the varying billing, speed-to-market and resource considerations of cloud providers. Three tiers of implementation, customization and service options are available, ranging from a fast-to- deploy “powered-by” application marketplace, a fully integrated white-label marketplace, or a completely custom application marketplace.
But don't take our word for it. Listen to what one of our customers had to say:
"Making it easy to launch and run fully configured versions of popular products like WordPress or Drupal in just a few clicks is a great value-add for our customers, and Standing Cloud made it easy for us,” said Rus Foster, Managing Director of VPS.NET, one of the first cloud providers to deploy the solution. “Standing Cloud customized the marketplace with our own look and feel, and taps directly into our API to run seamlessly on our infrastructure."
So, wanna get in the game quickly and leapfrog the competition with almost no effort? Join us for a free upcoming webinar, “An Application Marketplace for Your Cloud,” on May 23 , 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, and see how easy it is to get started. Register here.
Don't want to wait that long? Contact us today to set up a personalized demo.