Intel intros hybrid cloud services for SMBs

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Intel, today unveiled a hybrid cloud package aimed at smaller businesses and the service providers that commonly manage their IT.


The Intel AppUp Small Business Service offers pay-as-you-go software applications delivered online, along with a remotely managed server deployed on premises at no initial cost, said a press release.

The AppUp Small Business Service, enabled by the Intel Hybrid Cloud platform, represents a new business model for Intel. The solution consists of a server, a catalog of prepackaged small business applications from a broad range of software providers, and Intel-developed software to securely manage and track use of the application software, the release added.

Small business customers access the solution through service providers, paying on a monthly basis for the software they use, just like in the cloud, but getting the responsiveness and control of running their applications and data onsite.

“We developed the Intel AppUp Small Business Service to build a foundation on which the industry can innovate and provide small business customers with a more convenient, secure, and high-performance experience,” said Bridget Karlin, general manager, Intel Hybrid Cloud.


He added that the small businesses are the ultimate beneficiaries because this service gives them a compelling new option for improving their business results through IT. This Intel-based solution comes ready to use, and doesn’t require their own IT staff or the capital cost of a server.

The Intel AppUp Small Business Service’s innovations include use of a subscription-based delivery model for software applications. Intel-developed software activates, deactivates, and then tracks the customer’s usage of those applications on a platform that is secured using Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) in Intel Xeon processors.

The service is available now to qualified IT service providers and MSPs in North America and India. Intel expects to expand the program to other countries, the release added.