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Appcara's AppStack Powers SSI’s MySecureCloud Platform with Enterprise Application Marketplace and Automation

Appcara today announced that Systems Solution, Inc. [SSI] - provider of the leading MySecureCloud service - will leverage the power of Appcara's AppStack cloud application automation and migration platform to enable the delivery of enterprise, multi-tier applications for MySecureCloud customers. MySecureCloud is an industry-leading enterprise-class cloud that builds on the capabilities of the Citrix® CloudPlatform (powered by Apache CloudStack) cloud orchestration platform and the AppStack platform - to deliver infrastructure cloud services and applications to their end-users in various market verticals.

AppStack provides a self-service, user extensible application marketplace that is pre-populated with a wide array of popular open-source and commercial applications. SSI will leverage the self-service application publishing capabilities of AppStack to improve efficiency in packaging and delivering a new vertical industry and commercial applications for their customers. AppStack’s model-driven platform can provide end-to-end automation of the complex orchestration tasks involved in deploying multi-tier business applications, so that business end-users are able to simply point-and-click to quickly and seamlessly deploy these applications into the cloud.

“Leading cloud service providers are recognizing the value of delivering a rich set of applications on top of their cloud infrastructure services,” said John Yung, CEO, Appcara. “SSI is such a visionary cloud provider who has built an enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure to automate and deliver powerful business application services to their customers.”

SSI has been delivering applications on the MySecureCloud platform since its launch in 2010, and has attracted a growing list of enterprise customers. With a focus on delivering high-availability cloud infrastructure and business applications including vertical-industry specific applications for the legal industry and others, MySecureCloud will now automate an increasing number of key applications through the AppStack platform.

“As our cloud business grows, our customers are interested in leveraging the same cloud efficiencies for an increasing number of their commercial and vertical applications,” said Rich Wein, CEO of Systems Solution, Inc. “We are excited to partner with Appcara to leverage the power of the AppStack cloud application platform, to help us to automate the delivery of an expanding range of applications on our MySecureCloud platform.”

Appcara’s AppStack uses a patent-pending, repository based data model of the application workload to automate a wide range of management tasks. The application data model also captures inter-component dependencies so that the software can dynamically update them to reflect any changes the user makes. This keeps the model always in sync with the user and the deployed workload - so there are no chances for inconsistencies. Therefore, AppStack can fully automate the provisioning of apps into a wide variety of cloud platforms, and also provide runtime point-and-click management of these apps through the AppStack Portal over the duration of the application lifecycle. This eliminates the need for any low-level coding or scripting as may be required by server template based solutions. AppStack is Citrix Ready validated for use in Citrix CloudPlatform environments.

Published Tuesday, December 03, 2013 6:21 PM by David Marshall
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