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Dupaco To Resell Appcara's Cloud Application Management Solutions in Europe

Infrastructure software distributor Dupaco from the Netherlands has recently signed a distribution agreement with the California based cloud application management company Appcara. With this agreement, Dupaco adds a vital component to its ecosystem of cloud solutions.

Appcara's flagship product AppStack solution enables enterprises, MSPs and service providers to build and deploy complex distributed infrastructures on top of generic IaaS clouds. This capability helps customers to distinguish themselves from the competition and engage specific market verticals.  

This fits perfectly in Dupaco's "Move up the stack" message towards its MSP customers. In the near future, providing generic compute power from the cloud (IaaS) will not be enough to survive and protect margins. Market differentiation is key for a successful cloud strategy. With Appcara's AppStack organizations can build and market more profitable PaaS & SaaS solutions for specific market verticals.  

One of the big advantages of AppStack is that it enables greater productivity when standing up cloud deployments and managing them throughout their lifecycle - from test and development, to provisioning, to production deployment and scaling.  AppStack's patent-pending dynamic model-based approach captures and defines important application states and components, such as the tiers they occupy, relationships and dependencies between components, and configuration parameters, and then automatically maintains these over time in a configuration repository.  Its application portal captures changes in real-time. This approach automates the provisioning and maintenance of applications over time compared to server templates and scripts that more statically address basic app launching purposes.  

AppStack also supports a wide range of clouds, so customers can leverage their investments in existing cloud infrastructures. With AppStack customers can also offer higher value services (read as: higher margin services) to drive more revenue from their existing investments. AppStack supports Vmware vCloud Director, OpenStack, Eucalyptus, CA AppLogic and Apache CloudStack, converged infrastructures such as IBM Pure Systems and of course public clouds like Amazon and Rackspace.  

AppStack also includes an integrated App Marketplace with over 85 packaged software applications that IT managers can point and click to deploy as SaaS applications in minutes, saving IT time and costs and enabling them to move away from packaged software deploy, install and maintain cycles.  

Service Providers can offer this App Marketplace as their own white labeled app store, rebranding them with their own look and feel for use with retail partners/resellers.

Interested? Please visit the Appcara website.

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:11 PM by David Marshall
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