Cloud Services

SaaS Is Looking Trendy... Again

Throughout the remainder of 2017, the significance of software-as-a-service (SaaS) will become obvious in a number of likely trends.

Device security is a significant driver: Mobility makes multiple points of entry on enterprise networks; remote working exposes unencrypted networks; malware can be injected into vulnerable networks and transferred from device to device. All of these vulnerabilities must be addressed by SaaS vendors.

Going hand in hand with the SaaS security trend will be growth in artificial intelligence (AI), as companies like Google, Amazon and Apple continue to beef up their impressive AI presence, while others build out applications that address home and life automation. Additionally, the day of the pure-play SaaS company has faded, and solutions now are expected to follow the platform model, offering buyers more of a platform solution with options like CRM.

These SaaS trends and more have been covered have been covered by Light Reading in recent days:

There are more than 60 SaaS companies and products already featured in Virtuapedia, with a few standouts like:

  • CipherCloud's Trust Platform is a cloud access security broker (CASB) with security monitoring, enforcement and encryption capabilities.
  • AI Cloud from CloudMinds creates AI engines in the cloud, and the company is working on a mobile intranet cloud service that provides enterprises with self-learning cloud platforms.
  • Zuora's platform addresses a number of different enterprise needs, including Subscription Management and Global Payments.

More than 1,500 companies and products are now listed in Virtuapedia, making it the telecom industry’s most comprehensive resource for all things related to virtualization. Some 13,000 network professionals also are now registered with Virtuapedia, giving them access not only to vendor and product information but also to the latest industry news and research from Heavy Reading.

To get your company listed in Virtuapedia, go to the Get Listed tab on the site. To join the growing ranks of the virtualization community and get access to executive summaries of Heavy Reading’s research, go to the Register Now tab.

— Denise Culver, Director of Online Research, Heavy Reading

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