At the recent Parallels Summit, Ilya Baiemtov, their director of cloud computing, spoke at a session regarding the future of SaaS and how it is going to be used to the best effect in the months and years to come. Parallels prides itself on being a leader in this field of the industry and Baiemtov took the time to speak about APS or the “application packing standard” which is bundled with all Parallels cloud technology. APS is designed to help integrate with cloud technology and to make launching new services quicker than ever, along with ensuring that maintenance of current services remains effective and low cost.
For companies in the cloud computing market, moves such as the one above by providers are becoming more common as the industry grows. Every firm is looking for a way to not only deliver a higher level of computing service and VPS speed, but a way to give itself a proprietary edge over the competition; a way that they can stand out in a crowd, and APS is Parallels’ current attempt to do just that. Because of the variety of options that cloud computing offers, a system that can coordinate all of the inside and outside functions of the system is a requirement, and one that is both free and proprietary to the provider is something that most cloud and SaaS vendors are seeking.
APS is intended to streamline a cloud system and make new applications as simple to manage as possible, something that will greatly enhance the functionality of any current cloud. While the application isn’t perfect, it’s an excellent step forward in a world where services at a software, program and infrastructure level are becoming increasingly crucial.