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UShareSoft Announces New Application Marketplace: Add Any Cloud Software Offer in Minutes then Deliver Anywhere for Anyone
UShareSoft, leader in hybrid cloud application management, today announced Marketplace, the first infrastructure platform of its kind capable of delivering any software component—customizable templates, blueprints, existing VMs, containers and SaaS Services—to any hybrid cloud or on-premise datacenter. The ability to agnostically support any type of software component for delivery anywhere—datacenter or cloud—makes Marketplace an ideal solution for cloud service providers (CSPs) or enterprises building a cloud application hub. Application designers can add their software solutions in minutes irrespective of how their product is packaged, and users gain unprecedented flexibility in how to use or deploy their chosen solution.

Marketplace enables CSPs to easily build and monetize a cloud application marketplace, scaling their business and profits by empowering ISV and channel partners to offer and resell cloud and SaaS services. Enterprise IT departments can quickly implement their own-branded enterprise app store internally, providing employees with self-service onboarding and access to business and IT applications.

UShareSoft's Marketplace is a dynamic, white-labelled platform that fully automates software onboarding and delivery to any physical, virtual or cloud platform. Application designers can easily manage versioning, licenses, business models, marketing campaigns and pricing for each individual product offering. End users can quickly browse and search for specific applications or view by ratings and popularity, then choose where to deploy. Social networking features enable them to follow their favorite software, review and rate products. Additionally, advanced management tools remove much of the heavy lifting for the Marketplace administrator who can respond to automated submissions and notifications, enabling to easily scale the Marketplace to thousands of offers.

Enterprise IT Departments: Make the Move to ItaaS

With UShareSoft's Marketplace, enterprise IT departments can build an easy-to-use, self-service app store, facilitating the move to ITaaS and increased business agility. This helps IT become a strategic partner for business units, offering internal cloud services brokering to allow users to find and run applications when and where they need them. Additionally, Marketplace integrates with UShareSoft's UForge AppCenter, a unified DevOps platform that automates software build, maintenance and delivery while ensuring control over software governance for any cloud.

Cloud Providers: Connect Channels, Customers and ISVs

Marketplace helps CSPs quickly scale their cloud ecosystem, generating new revenue streams for themselves and their partners with high value-add services and increased IaaS consumption. Software vendors enjoy easy, self-service onboarding of their applications to the CSP's marketplace, accelerating time to market. Channel partners benefit from franchised, cascading marketplaces, allowing them to easily resell applications and other services.

"The industry continues to move from shrink-wrapped software to cloud-based distribution channels requiring the ability to deliver any type of software to any infrastructure," said Alban Richard, CEO, UShareSoft. "UShareSoft's ability to dynamically integrate any type of software package into a single platform is unique, and we'll be demonstrating our success over the next few weeks."

"Our recent report on cloud brokering services shows that cloud providers can derive direct revenue from the sale of cloud applications through their own marketplace, as well as benefitting from increased IaaS consumption," said William Fellows, VP of Research, 451 Research. "There is a clear market need for infrastructure platforms that enable cloud providers to meet their own customer needs with little cost or effort."

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:48 AM by David Marshall
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