Software AG Launches Platform as a Service Suite, Plans Middleware Upgrade

Software AG has launched a cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) suite, intended to support the building of cloud-based applications. The Software AG Live suite, now available, includes integration and business process management capabilities.

In addition, Software AG says it will be releasing a new version of Software AG’s webMethods Integration Server that supports elastic scaling across hybrid deployments – public cloud, private cloud and on-premise. The new release, branded as Dynamic Cloud Scaling, will be available in the second half of 2013. 

Customers will have the choice of managing deployments themselves or taking advantage of Software AG Managed Suite, the vendor says. This new offering includes components such as the webMethods Integration Server managed by Software AG as-a-service in customer’s data centers or in the public cloud. This offering will also be available later in the year.

“As the industry has evolved, we’ve seen the needs of our clients change with it,” says Karl-Heinz Streibich, Chairman and CEO of Software AG. “With this launch, we are welcoming the next phase of Software AG, to help our customers create a truly digital enterprise and embrace the opportunities that cloud deployments offer.”

The Software AG Live suite is comprised of AgileApps Live is an application PaaS implemented on technology from recently acquired LongJump, Inc. All applications built on AgileApps Live instantly deploy on mobile devices and come with pre-built integration across social networks.

Process Live, a collaborative business process analysis PaaS, enables users to collaborate across departments and geographies to improve requirements management and design of Business Processes. Process Live is compatible with Software AG’s ARIS Business Process Analysis platform and will be available in the second half of 2013.

Integration Live is an integration PaaS which enables cloud-to-cloud integration and connects with private cloud or on-premise enterprise service bus installations. Integration Availability is scheduled for Q1 of 2014.

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