CLIFTON PARK, NY – Apprenda today announced the availability of the latest release of Apprenda, the leading application-server for software-as-a-service (SaaS). Apprenda is the modern abstraction layer for cloud applications, automating multi-tenancy and other critical SaaS architecture and business functionality, required for ISVs and enterprises to realize the revenue and efficiency gains made possible by the cloud.
Utilizing Apprenda can save companies millions in development costs, simplify enterprise IT management of applications and ensure that development teams can focus exclusively on the business’ core software.
“Whether companies provide software to their customers, offer internal applications to their employees or have a branch-based enterprise structure, Apprenda can provide them with a superior foundation for software delivery that is unlike anything else on the market today,” said Sinclair Schuller, CEO of Apprenda. “We’ve added significant enhancements in this new version of Apprenda. Some based on the feedback of our ISV customers, and many specifically geared toward enterprise customers using Apprenda for private SaaS delivery.”
Drop-in Federated Identity Marks another Industry First
One such groundbreaking, enterprise-focused feature that comes in this latest release is drop-in identity federation. A common source of frustration for end-users of SaaS applications is the process of entering multiple usernames while navigating through connecting applications. The latest release of Apprenda eliminates this problem by offering federated identity as a standard feature. Apprenda automatically enables guest applications the ability to authenticate against external identity systems, such as Active Directory or any WS-Federation and SAML based identity providers, and integrate identity capabilities with an existing IT infrastructure. This means that end-users within the enterprise, and even across an ISV’s customer-base, can log-in to their corporate account once and be granted access to all connecting applications.
“Building on top of Windows Identity Foundation, Apprenda takes identity management and federation to a whole new level,” said Eugenio Pace, Senior Program Manager – Patterns and Practices, Microsoft and co-author of A Guide to Claims Based Identity and Access Control. “By allowing enterprises and ISVs alike to instantly incorporate advanced authentication and identity concepts into their applications through button click deployment, Apprenda enables enormous productivity increases for those building SaaS-like architectures.”
This latest release of Apprenda also officially supports the development, deployment and runtime of both .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4.0 applications. In addition, Apprenda now includes tighter integration with Visual Studio IDE, allowing developers to more easily package and deploy code to a Apprenda environment, directly from their development environment.
A full list of the major enhancements available with this latest release of Apprenda can be found in the Apprenda developer community.
Apprenda is the creator of Apprenda, the industry’s leading Application Server for Software as a Service (SaaS). As a “new-breed” of cloud middleware, Apprenda solves the upfront and ongoing technical and business challenges of delivering software-as-a-service. By smashing significant technical hurdles like single instance multi-tenancy and grid scalability, while at the same time providing “out-of-the-box” application services like billing and subscriber management, application life-cycle management, and much more, Apprenda is helping companies achieve sustained market leadership through superior software delivery.
For more information visit Apprenda’s website at: http://www.apprenda.com.