API

“Tandem Comes With a Lot of Perks That Most Reseller Programs Don’t” – Dan Ushman, SingleHop

There is a lot to like about hosted IT infrastructure and Cloud computing provider SingleHop. Everything about the company – be it their extremely transparent SLA, automated deployment system, proprietary control panel LEAP, white-label partner programs, or the extensive detail in which the customer service & tech support system is listed on their website with multiple guarantees about the quality of services – is assured, innovative and fresh. We talked to Dan Ushman, Co-founder and CMO, SingleHop, about some new developments at the company this year (EU Data Center, Enterprise Private Cloud), LEAP, Tandem and the much known ‘Bill of Rights’ SLA. The idea behind LEAP is that you can deploy and manage any kind of infrastructure in any data center anytime through...

Softaculous 4.2.7 Released with Automated Backups Feature and a Few Bug Fixes

Softaculous  today announced the release of Softaculous 4.2.7.  The news comes three months after the release of Softaculous 4.2.2, which came with   Auto upgrade feature, Password Strength Checker etc. Softaculous 4.2.7  comes with Automated Backups of installations and a few bug fixes. Some of the key changes are: Automated Backups : Users can now choose from the install form/edit installation page to take automated backups (i.e. Daily, Weekly, Monthly). Admins can now choose to prepend a prefix for Admin Username field for their endusers on the script install form. All scripts requirements can be checked from the Softaculous Admin panel to determine which scripts might not work on the server. Added settings in Softaculous Admin panel to individually disable New installation, Remove inst...

RiverMeadow Software Releases RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS 2.0

Automated server migration solution developer RiverMeadow Software today announced the availability of version 2.0 of RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS  with many new features and infrastructure enhancements. With the enhancements delivered in RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS 2.0, we continue to remove the barriers of entry for just a fraction of the cost and without the operational headaches, so organizations can immediately gain the economic and practical benefits of cloud computing. – Mark Shirman, CEO, RiverMeadow. RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS  is an API-based platform which automates the cloud migration process from beginning-to-end, without having to  install agents or take servers out of production, thereby saving considerable amount of cost and time.   It accommodates both Linux...

“Our Goal is to Remove the Friction in the IT Cloud Value Chain”- John Zanni, Parallels

Parallels has an extensively broad range of products, that enable various service providers, right from web hosters, ISVs to Telcos, to manage just about anything they may need to grow their SMB cloud service revenue and profit. Speaking at the recently held WHD.India 2013, John Zanni, Vice President (VP), Service Provider Marketing and Alliances, Parallels, talked about how Parallels has designed and augmented its products according to the demands of the SMBs so that its customers and partners can grow their business selling nothing but what exactly the market demands for. We sat with him post-session to discuss Parallels’ latest product launches, their new features and USPs, and how they help service providers derive more value from the constantly booming SMB cloud market. He also ...

ownCloud Releases ownCloud Enterprise Edition 5 With Expanded Enterprise Features, Improved Usability

Open source secure enterprise file sync and share software developer ownCloud today announced the availability of ownCloud Enterprise Edition 5, the latest version of ownCloud Enterprise Edition. Somes of the features of ownCloud Enterprise Edition 5 are: ownCloud Inc. takes the community-created ownCloud Community Edition and, immediately upon launch, begins certification tests of the server, desktop clients and mobile apps. We enhance the software, upgrading it to take advantage of the new features, making it all function properly together as an integrated unit and packaging and testing the installation and upgrade process. The result is ready-for-business, easy-to-integrate and extend, secure on-premise file sync and share. – Markus Rex, CEO, ownCloud. Security:  Improved Active Directo...

INetU Enhances its Client Center; Adds Dynamic Virtual Scaling and Unmanaged Virtual Machines

INetU today announced major enhancements to its Client Center, including dynamic virtual scaling, the ability to add unmanaged virtual machines and available access through an Application Programming Interface (API). The news comes a fortnight after INetU  added INetU Application Traffic Firewall to its Managed Security Suite. INetU Clients now have even more control and visibility into their servers and can make adjustments on the fly as needed. Cloud hosting can be complex, but the INetU Client Center continues to simplify the experience by providing one pane of glass to monitor and manage everything. – Andrew Hodes, Director of technology, INetU. The new enhancements will allow  INetU customers to utilize: Dynamic Virtual Scaling – INetU customers can now scale virtual machines to allow...

Heroku Platform API Now Available in Public Beta

Heroku Platform API is now available in Beta, announced the Cloud application platform provider yesterday. The Platform API is derived from the same command-and-control API Heroku uses internally and hence allows developers to extend its cloud platform to third party applications and services. The new platform API can be used to: Build mobile apps that control Heroku from smartphones and tablets; Combine Heroku with other services and integrating with developer tools; Automate custom workflows with programmatic integration to Heroku. Developers can now  automate, extend and combine Heroku with other services. They can also use the platform API to perform tasks that could previously only be accomplished with Heroku toolbelt or dashboard, like provisioning  add-ons, scaling and adding config...

“As programmers we make stuff which touches lives of so many others”-Pulkit Gupta, Softaculous

Entrepreneurship has no bar on age, but nevertheless its surprising to see some youngsters making it big as entrepreneurs. In the age where most youngsters choose a conventionally safe career path, its fascinating to find people who take first steps down new roads, having complete belief in their vision. Building an Auto Installer from scratch might’ve seemed ill-fated in an industry with big players like Fantastico and Installatron. But that didn’t stop Pulkit Gupta. Born with a silver spoon, Pulkit the teenager could’ve easily followed footsteps of his father, a textile industrialist; but then the world wouldn’t have got a product that single-handedly altered the way auto-installer market worked- Softaculous. We were lucky to bag an interview with this great guy, ...

SoftLayer Simplifies Cloud Computing Instance Creation by Streamlining the API

Any maestro API coder will acknowledge the fact that API is a gigantic beast, with many inlets, outlets,options and choices. API provides access to the majority of server’s products and also gives a platform for interaction  with  their  administration, ticketing and billing system.  In a nutshell,it is aimed to impart the greatest level of control to clients. However, the depth of complexity and functionality of API might be intimidating to  many developers . Everyone wants their API to be simple and easy to use, feature-rich and completely customizable. Since both these features lie on the opposite poles, building an API becomes a very  equilibrizing act. The  development team of SoftLayer  has been trying solve  this conundrum by  streamlining and simplifying some of their most common A...

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