Float Your Cloud Software With Linxter and CloudMiddleware.com
Any VARs or ISVs traversing the Internet ether for cloud services might want to take a look at this latest offering from Linxter. Linxter is a combination software development tool, messaging platform and more. Read on..
Linxter is a new name on us here at TheVARGuy.com, so let me give you the run down. Linxter brands itself as a tool that helps you “implement secure, reliable data exchange over the Internet for a variety of needs…”
It sounds so simple, it’s kind of silly. If you’re doing any kind of systems integration, remote monitoring and control of servers, hell, even multi-player gaming, Linxter wants you to use their cloud conduit. With a few ‘method calls” Linxter encrypts your data and shoots it across the ‘net completely secure.
But the real news is that traditional web services “wrapped with Linxter” can now be “published or consumed” over at CloudMiddleware.com, which is a directory of cloud services for software developers. CloudMiddleware.com is new, and as you might have guessed, comes from Linxter itself. Wrought of the desire to share public APIs for Linxter, the site was born.
And so what are the benefits to actually using Linxter? Well, when…
“web services are wrapped with Linxter, they can be consumed securely and reliably, regardless of the number of intermediary networks involved and regardless of whether or not those networks are secure. Additionally, traditional headaches are eliminated for both the developers who build and expose web services and for the developers who consume them.”
Linxter’s “easy-of-use” comes from automatically taking care of the technical barriers of cloud computing, so developers don’t have to hassle with it. There’s no specialized coding, and developers can simply get their hooks into the API and offer “message polling, transactional queues, X.509 message encryption, authentication and authorization, Internet connection retries, non-repudiation, and file chunking.”
You can also publish your own cloud services on CloudMiddleware.com. Just sign up for an account. CloudMiddleware.com comes with a few tools, too. Dubbed “OnlineCount” and “AvailableToPlay,” the tools are designed to display the amount of people using an application online, and if a service is available to utilize, respectively.
Linxter sounds like a pretty useful solution, and ISVs might get a kick from exploring APIs and cloud services. But will this end up a full-scale solution for SMBs or is this merely a jumping off point for small problem solving in the cloud?