2 AugCloud app integration news by Mike Ponta on Aug 2 2010
Zend offers unlimited subscription model (Information Week)
PHP platform provider Zend Technologies today announced a new licensing model for its subscription-based products. Zend offers unlimited instances for a $50,000 annual license. The CEO of Zend cited that cloud-based applications will benefit most from the offering because Web-based applications can suffer cost overruns from peak load situations that might not be covered in a limited subscription. What this translates to is less worry for SaaS systems integrated with Zend-based parts.
CloudSigma selects SaaS monitoring provider AppFirst for inclusion in its IaaS offering (Press release)
SaaS-based infrastructure monitoring provider AppFirst was today selected by CloudSigma as the monitoring component to be integrated within that company’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering. The release cites that AppFirst provides “visibility” into the monitoring, which turns out to be pretty accurate: AppFirst automatically generates multiple graphs to describe performance and flowcharts to describe integrations within a system. AppFirst is said to be able to monitor systems in any language, so it seems a good fit with CloudSigma’s open platform that caters to a wide variety of applications and integrations.
IT consulting and system integration firm Summa bought Harvest Gold, a Salesforce.com Consulting partner. The merger will result in a Salesforce.com-based CRM practice led by the Harvest Gold team at Summa. Summa CEO Audrey Dunning said the purchase was motivated by a desire to incorporate Force.com technologies into Summa’s current offerings.