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UShareSoft today announced UForge App Store, the first collaborative, multi-cloud app store platform for enterprise IT applications. UShareSoft is the leading company to offer cloud providers, enterprises and ISVs a complete platform for building dynamic application marketplaces. Including an online store front, and an easy-to-use VM factory for modeling, sharing and publishing application stacks to the marketplace, UForge App Store enables:

  • Cloud providers to maximize revenue by ramping users more quickly to their cloud, and to meet enterprise customer requirements for software governance
  • Enterprises to improve collaboration between engineering teams; and offer users on-demand access to certified, ready-to-run applications, ensuring compliance with IT guidelines
  • ISVs to deliver software through multiple cloud marketplaces, creating new routes to users, without having to re-build from scratch.

Since UForge 3.2.5 was released in mid-May, UShareSoft partners and customers have launched their own marketplaces using the online store front.

UForge App Store includes:

  • A white-labelled online store front for on-demand user access to applications
  • A self-service VM factory for model-driven creation, maintenance and customization of application stacks
  • Sharing and social networking features for improved collaboration on application stacks

The VM factory has been available since 2010. Today, UShareSoft is taking UForge to the next level, providing a fully featured store front and improved collaboration functionality, both available immediately.

“The AWS Marketplace paves the way for other IaaS providers to offer their own store,” said Alban Richard, CEO, UShareSoft. “However, these stores need to move beyond a simple image library. We're working with providers, from large telcos to smaller web hosts, to create collaborative marketplaces that include tools for users to quickly onboard, share and maintain application stacks.”

UForge App Store works out-of-the-box with leading IaaS platforms, including Amazon, Abiquo, Citrix CloudPlatform powered by Apache CloudStack, Eucalyptus, Flexiant, Nimbula, OpenStack and VMware, giving organizations the infrastructure component required to quickly offer an application marketplace in hybrid environments, from virtualization to private and public cloud.

“Successful cloud providers will make it easy for customers to obtain and operate the applications users want,” said Matt Lull, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Cloud, Citrix. “UForge, with Citrix CloudPlatform and Cloud Portal, offers an integrated solution for ISVs and IT departments to automate application packaging, discovery, merchandizing, provisioning and lifecycle management in a cloud environment.”

"UForge App Store meets a real enterprise customer need by easing the delivery of software and applications to their on-premise cloud," said David Butler, SVP Marketing, Eucalyptus. "By combining an on-premise Eucalyptus cloud with UForge, enterprises can give software engineering teams their own on-demand delivery platform and provide end users with a managed store of corporate-certified applications."

“Enterprise customers must be able to maintain consistency of their application stacks across cloud environment,” said Reza Malekzadeh, VP Sales and Marketing, Nimbula. “Using UForge on top of Nimbula Director, customers can build and maintain their images for easy provisioning of approved application stacks, delivering software governance while keeping VM sprawl under control.”

Customers and Partners

Apalia, Cirrhus9, eNovance, ING Telecom, Maximize, SCSK, ShapeBlue, Umbee and VirtualScale are launching an online store using UForge.

For customer and partner testimonials, screenshots and a list of stores, visit www.usharesoft.com/news/appstore.html

Visit the UForge App Store: www.usharesoft.com/appstore/

About UShareSoft

UShareSoft helps cloud providers, enterprises and ISVs simplify software delivery to cloud. UShareSoft's UForge is a cloud software factory and enterprise app store platform that enables organizations to automatically build and migrate business-ready applications to private, public or hybrid clouds. UShareSoft has headquarters in Europe, an R&D center in Argentina, and offices in the United States and Japan. Visit www.usharesoft.com. Follow us: twitter.com/usharesoft

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