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One API For Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive, and SharePoint


Cloud Integration Platform-as-a-Service company Cloud Elements has announced Documents Hub, a "one-to-many" integration platform service. This developer tool provides a single API to integrate Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive, and Microsoft SharePoint — all through a uniform set of REST API calls.

The suggestion here is that developers can now connect to an entire category of services such as documents, CRM, marketing and accounting, etc. There is a single console to provision, integrate, monitor, and maintain these services. Additional document and file services will regularly be added to the Documents Hub, including support early next year for Amazon S3 and Rackspace Files.

The firm says that to date, developers of SaaS applications have had to write a custom, one-off integration to each document service, which obviously takes up development time to integrate them all. The Cloud Elements Documents Hub allows developers to provision and integrate services within their specific environments.

The Cloud Elements singular dashboard offers automated monitoring and innovative tagging for account tracking and interoperability between services (e.g., attach, store, and send documents and files).

The Cloud Elements Documents Hub is free for developers to integrate into their applications and use in support of up to five customers. Developers can access the service using their GitHub account. Subscription plans begin at $99 per month.


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ubm_techweb_disqus_sso_-26357ab472fdd79e3f7100098299924c
2014-01-10T14:47:26

I love DropBox and have used it for years both personally and in a business environment. The biggest challenge that they face is they provide a service that is easily replicated by any number of companies, including powerful ones like Google , Amazon and Microsoft. The services are a dime a dozen right now and they way I see it, there are two things that can set a company apart: 1) tight integration with multiple platforms and 2) lots of storage space. Dropbox is doing a great job on the integration front. It couldn’t be much easier to use, whether on a Mac, PC, or cellphone. But right now, they are getting pressure on the storage space issue. I keep getting emails that Norton wants to give me 50GB and Google wants to give me 100 MB. So right now I am making the switch to a product by Barracuda called Copy. They start you out with 20GB of space (more than I have on DropBox after years) and with referrals of 5GB a pop it can go quickly from there. Check it out at https://copy.com?r=BlX7tm.


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