October 26, 2011
dell cloudThe Dell Boomi AtomSphere integration cloud, focused on helping medium-to-large customers and the channel pros that serve them integrate their SaaS applications with on-premises deployments, has gotten its fall 2011 update, bringing new features targeted at boosting simplicity.
What’s new? Expanded intelligence for suggesting deployment maps/functions, integrated business views and additional dashboards. But perhaps most intriguing for TalkinCloud readers: The door is now open for ISVs to build applications designed to work natively with Boomi AtomSphere.
Here’s the breakdown of the new features in Dell Boomi AtomSphere Fall ’11, in a convenient bullet point format, with details taken from the press release:
Boomi Suggest for Functions: AtomSphere now supports Mapped Functions, meaning it will suggest a deployment plan for users based on “13,000 indexed functions and over 50,000 data maps.” With a lot of the trial-and-error from picking and choosing a data map removed, Dell claims Boomi Suggest can cut down on time-to-value significantly.
Expanded trust.boomi.com: Dell has improved its trust.boomi.com service health dashboard with more information to help customers be sure that the Boomi integration cloud is working to its full capacity.
Predictive Assistance: Boomi AtomSphere’s usage metrics indicate to Dell’s support team when it’s time to engage the customer. In other words, if there’s a problem, Dell says Boomi will call you, not vice versa.
Business Rules: This user-requested feature allows for the establishment of multi-step decision-making rules into a cloud integration without the need for external products or the need for coding.
Partner Dashboards: Cloud ISVs now can “build, bundle and deploy” Boomi integration proceses within their application. According to Dell, such functionality gives partners the ability to view all of their customers’ cloud integrations from a single dashboard.
In that press release, Dell also hyped Boomi AtomSphere’s multi-tenancy and how it boosts speed and performance on even the most complex SaaS data.
Rick Nucci, founder and CTO of Dell Boomi, explained the update’s vision in a prepared statement:
“AtomSphere Fall 11 is designed for and co-influenced by the Boomi community to help make complex integrations as swift and successful as possible. By exploring new capabilities, we’re learning more by connecting people than by connecting applications. It is by harnessing the collective intelligence and experiences of global adopters of SaaS that we are able to help simplify others’ paths to the cloud and accelerate adoption.”
The update is available now for current Dell Boomi customers, and for new sign-ups, AtomSphere pricing starts at $550 a month.
We know that Michael Dell has been giving Dell Boomi a lot of lip service. And now it seems Dell is working hard at expanding the platform’s play for cloud service providers and cloud integrators. That’s without even mentioning Dell’s newfound public cloud plays. Stay tuned to TalkinCloud as we continue to track Dell’s cloud progress.
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