Virtually every company is operating a hybrid cloud strategy today. In fact, they have been for some time so it’s not really anything new. At SafeNet, a hybrid cloud means that you have some technology and infrastructure that you operate and manage in house, and some that you rely on 3rd parties to operate and manage for you. Payroll functions have, for many companies, been handled and processed by 3rd parties but other HR functions have been kept in internal IT systems.
Recognizing the need for ISV’s to effectively monetize SaaS applications, Amy Konary from IDC recently published “Licensing for SaaS Applications: ISV’s Take to the Cloud.” In this white paper, Amy …
Last night, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced the winners of the 2012 CODiE awards – an awards program 27 years in the making dedicated to recognizing excellence in the business software, digital content, and education technology industries. I am pleased to announce that SafeNet’s software licensing and entitlement management solution for cloud services, Sentinel Cloud, was awarded the industry’s Best Digital Rights Management Solution CODiE award!
SIIA’s CODie Awards program has nominated SafeNet’s Sentinel Cloud Services as a finalist in the 27th annual CODiE 2012 Awards in the Best Digital Rights Management Solution category.
Each year the SIIA’s …
Diehard baseball fans like me have found ourselves at the end of one of the best seasons Major League Baseball has had in years. What truly distinguished this season is that the old adage of “defense wins titles” didn’t quite pan out. Instead, we got to see teams with ordinary starting pitching somehow make it to the championship games.
Focusing on offense over defense seems to be the trend lately in the software world too.
Gain access to key executives at companies that are helping vendors succeed in the cloud as we speak! Agilis Solutions, Dell Boomi, IDC, SafeNet, THINKStrategies, and Zuora – will help …
The latest improvements from SafeNet’s SentinelCloud.com service includes another great way for software vendors to monetize their offerings: custom usage metering.
As an ISV, moving your application into the Cloud and offering it as a service is no trivial task. How software is supplied and managed for the desktop is very different than as a service. The usage and requirements of network connectivity, scaling, authentication and authorization, as examples, are all subtly different from the Enterprise model.
Once you get past the foundation of how to supply your application as a service, you need to solve the additional problems of authorization and utilization; or “Who has access to what?” and “How much are they using?”
Ever since software systems have been around, people have been working to connect them together to get added benefit. Sometimes that leads to large integrated all-in-one systems, sometimes it leads to efforts to standardise API’s and communications protocols and it almost always leads to lots of professional services.
In the cloud though, that’s changing. One of the most innovative companies I have seen is Boomi (now Dell Boomi). Their website does a better job of explaining their value proposition, but essentially it translates communications between systems – kind of like the Babel Fish (from HHGTTG), but for software.