Intel's AppUp for SMB hybrid cloud system that lets smaller organisations get the benefits of SaaS while keeping data on-premises may spread to countries outside the US.
When Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) recently killed Windows Small Business Server development, some partners investigated market alternatives. Is it time for SBS partners to check out the Intel Hybrid Cloud and the Intel AppUp Small Business Service? Here are some observations.
First, the background. Microsoft killed SBS amid slowing demand for on-premises small business servers.
So much for Intel’s bid to get hip with our app-filled times: the company is shutting down AppUp, its app store for Windows-based PC apps. “The world’s largest app store that nobody’s ever heard of,” in the words of AppUp boss Peter Biddle, that description in hindsight may have been tempting fate, with obscurity perhaps ultimately the reason for its undoing.
Egnyte, a company that sells a hybrid cloud storage product, today announced integration with EMC’s VNX line of on-premises data storage hardware.
The deal means that companies that have invested heavily in EMC hardware can use Egnyte on top of their current hardware stack, and get the normal benefits of cloud storage and file management without having to leave their legacy data behind.
Cloud or in-house software deployments are sometimes seen as an either-or choice, but that's not always the case. For example, BMC's Remedy IT service management (ITSM) product is offered as conventional on-premises software or (as Remedy OnDemand) as SaaS.