SaaSGrid Express provides a complete foundation on which to deliver .NET applications as mature software-as-a-service offerings and with the lowest cost of ongoing operations.
Clifton Park, NY (PRWEB) June 1, 2010
Apprenda announces SaaSGrid Express, a free, downloadable product based on the full featured SaaSGrid, the company’s leading application server for software-as-a-service (SaaS). SaaSGrid Express provides a complete foundation on which to deliver .NET applications as mature software-as-a-service offerings and with the lowest cost of ongoing operations.
Software companies and .NET developers can build, deploy and onboard customers to their applications enabled by SaaSGrid Express, providing them with significant revenue streams without incurring SaaSGrid licensing costs.
Today, software companies spend countless hours and millions of dollars trying to build and maintain their own SaaS architecture and delivery systems. SaaSGrid Express is the definitive step in democratizing these complex requirements for software-as-a-service success in the cloud.
“SaaSGrid Express represents our commitment to the community, and our focus on driving the industry forward through superior software delivery,” said Sinclair Schuller, CEO of Apprenda. “Apprenda is enabling software engineers to be solely devoted to the value their applications provide, without having to worry about all of the business and technical challenges of delivering their software-as-a-service.”
All of the main features and functions of the company’s flagship SaaSGrid application server have been ported to the self-installable SaaSGrid Express. Applications built on top of SaaSGrid Express inherit the necessary architectural qualities expected of mature, delivery-efficient cloud offerings without the requisite build effort. Current SaaSGrid customers have experienced 50 percent to 70 percent reduction in planned engineering time and associated costs.
For software companies with existing .NET-based applications, SaaSGrid Express will prove equally valuable, providing an immediate path to entry into the SaaS market by modifying and transforming their single-tenant code base into a single-instance, multi-tenant offering that can be scaled-out based upon need.
SaaSGrid Express also provides many of the same “out of the box” architectural components and application services found in the full-fledged SaaSGrid such as:
- Resilient Application Component Grid
- Billing and Metering
- Subscription Management
- Application Lifecycle Management
- Customer Provisioning
- Access Control
Software companies leveraging the full production licensed SaaSGrid edition pay a per server per month license fee, and benefit from customization and branding capabilities, additional features and zero functional limits. This licensing model known as the SaaSGrid Monthly Server License (MSL) includes free access to maintenance and software upgrades and comprehensive customer service (based upon the number of licensed servers). In contrast to conventional licensing methods, the SaaSGrid MSL leapfrogs over traditional “SaaS unfriendly” models by tying both costs and needs delivery to the growth of the software company’s SaaS business, linking Apprenda’s business to those of their customers and ensuring no mismatch in expectations.
Recognized Leader in Cloud Middleware
The launch of SaaSGrid Express is just the latest in a series of milestones for Apprenda.
The firm recently released its SaaSGrid API for Silverlight, removing much of the complexity for developers looking to use Microsoft's single-tenant client-side platform as the front end for their SaaS applications. And, in November 2009 top tier VC firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA) invested $5 million to expand SaaSGrid's market presence. Some of NEA’s past successes in the SaaS and infrastructure software include Salesforce.com, WebEx, XenSource and Juniper Networks. Apprenda was also recognized recently in the AlwaysOn OnDemand Top 100, SYSCON Cloud Computing Top 250, and SaaSGrid has been cited in numerous analyst reports as a key technology to evaluate.
Apprenda is the creator of SaaSGrid, the industry’s leading application server for software as a service (SaaS). SaaSGrid solves both the upfront and ongoing technical and business challenges of delivering software as a service by providing software companies with zero-effort single instance multi-tenancy and grid scalability in addition to “out of the box” application services like metering and monetization, billing and subscriber management, and much more.
For more information visit Apprenda's website at: http://www.apprenda.com