Colorado-based Standing Cloud has launched its eponymously named application network as extension of the popular "app store" concept to unite a variety of online application entities into a more complete networked mix. The company is aiming to connect end users; applications and their plug-ins; cloud infrastructure providers; and the service providers who customize, support, and deploy online applications ranging from CMS systems such as Drupal, WordPress and Plone; CRM systems such as vTiger and SugarCRM; and other business tools such as Status.Net, OpenVBX, as well as 70 other supported applications.
"The advent of the 'app store' gave end users a way to find and buy applications, but it only works well for applications that stand alone. We're creating a network around each application that helps end users find and shape complete solutions to business problems, and helps application specialists meet and develop new clients," said David J. Jilk, Standing Cloud CEO.
The Standing Cloud Application Network is supported by Standing Cloud’s application management service, which provides installation and management of more than 80 open source applications using cloud technology, as well as:
- cloud application hosting
- 24/7 monitoring
- frequent, regular and accessible backups
- auto-recovery (to another server or another cloud entirely in the case of downtime)
- version management
- scaling as application usage grows.
Standing Cloud supports Amazon, Rackspace, GoGrid, SliceHost, Softlayer and Tagadab, and offers one-click installations (including free test drives); round-the-clock monitoring and auto-restore, including restore to another cloud hosting service in the event of downtime; easy access to backup data; and root access.