The cloud app store model is a great way for web hosting companies that develop their own technology to sell value-added services and products to their clientele, while further increasing brand awareness.
In the past couple years, Parallels, Open-Xchange, and Amazon Web Services have all launched their own cloud app stores.
Built on technology from cloud application management solution provider Standing Cloud, the marketplace gives VPS.NET customers a vastly simplified way to discover, deploy and manage applications in the cloud.
As implemented by VPS.NET, Standing Cloud’s turn-key application marketplace is a catalog of applications, software, development tools and deployment options, fully pre-configured to run in the cloud, and optimized for the VPS.NET infrastructure.
Once an application is deployed, Standing Cloud’s automated application lifecycle management services enable customers to manage the application on a continuing basis, including monitoring, scaling, back-ups, upgrades, auto-restore and more.
“Making it easy to launch and run fully configured versions of popular products like WordPress or Drupal in a 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. “Standing Cloud customized the marketplace with our own look and feel, and taps directly into our API to run seamlessly on our infrastructure. Plus, because Standing Cloud’s model-driven engine uses scripted deployments instead of virtual appliance images, we eliminate the cost of image library management while offering more flexibility, portability and reliability to application users on VPS.NET.”
Standing Cloud delivers a seamless application layer for cloud service providers and ISVs that enables them to make application deployment and management fast, simple and hassle-free for their customers.
The platform-as-as-service capabilities support multiple programming languages, including Rails, PHP, Java and Python, and a wide range of cloud service providers and orchestration software systems.
Talk Back: Do you currently have a cloud applications store? Do you think this is a good way to provide value-added services and promote brand awareness? Let us know in the comments.