SaaSGrid Is Here!
I wanted to drop a quick note to everyone that today we’ve announced SaaSGrid’s public release. I wanted to thank everyone that is part of the SaaSBlogs community. I’ve had lots of interesting conversations (both online and offline) with readers. Many of those conversations directly have affected how we approached SaaSGrid as a technology and business solution, so again, thank you! I hope to continue to share conversations with everyone here.
As for SaaSGrid, it’s been a long R&D journey and we’re ecstatic to have reached today’s release. For anyone unfamiliar with SaaSGrid, it’s a cloud operating system (literally) that makes writing and commercializing SaaS offerings with Microsoft .NET very easy. It removes quite a few headaches from the architecture and engineering perspective, and provides a tightly woven business services layer for managing operational and customer facing aspects of your business. So, if you’re building a SaaS offering and are planning (or looking for a reason to) to use a .NET based language and stack, look no further!
We do a few interesting things from the business model perspective. Apprenda does not host applications for software companies. Instead, we enable existing hosters to offer independent cloud instances of SaaSGrid. This means that you can write an app and leverage SaaSGrid, but get to choose which Cloud Provider to publish your application to. You basically write code in Visual Studio in a single-tenant fashion, use our API for certain SaaS related duties, upload your app (UI, web services, database schema) to a SaaSGrid cloud of your choice, click a couple of buttons through a control panel and you’re up and running with a true multi-tenant, ready to accept money SaaS offering! There isn’t anything else out there that affords this sort of power and flexibility.
If you have any questions or comments, definitely leave them and I’ll be sure to answer (or if you prefer, reach out to us through the site or e-mail me directly: sschuller-at-apprenda.com)!