Mendix to Accelerate Enterprise Digital Transformation by Collaborating with Microsoft
Customers of the Microsoft Azure platform & services now have access to Mendix’s rapid application development platform for innovative web, mobile and IoT applications
BOSTON – February 17, 2016 – Mendix, a leading provider of application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS), and Microsoft, today announced Mendix support for Microsoft Azure cloud platform & services and the availability of the Mendix platform in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Through the combination of Mendix’s rapid application development capabilities and the Azure cloud platform & services, global IT teams can accelerate the delivery of modern, multi-channel applications and better support business demands.
Digital innovation and transformation is fast becoming a top strategic business priority, as companies look to stave off competitive threats and capitalize on new opportunities unlocked by cloud, mobile, analytics, and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). According to research firm IDC, by the end of 2017, two-thirds of the CEOs of the Global 2,000 will have digital transformation at the center of their corporate strategy.1
Through this new offering, Mendix and Microsoft meet the growing need for a seamless cloud stack enabling the speed, agility, insight, and scale required for high-velocity innovation. Augmenting Microsoft developer tools like Visual Studio and C#, Mendix’s digital innovation platform uniquely enables business and IT to collaborate across the full application lifecycle, working in short, iterative cycles to rapidly develop custom applications. In conjunction with Mendix, developers can utilize Azure for instant provisioning, deployment and auto-scaling, as well as access to a broad portfolio of component services and algorithms to help make applications intelligent and contextually aware.
- Mendix is available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, allowing Azure customers seamless access to Mendix’s rapid application development capabilities as part of their existing enterprise account. Free and commercial editions are available.
- The Mendix Free Edition provides a full-production platform for building and deploying unlimited applications with up to 10 users each. The Pro Edition offers multiple price bands, based on the number of application users and other factors.
- Applications built on Mendix can now be deployed with one click to Azure or Cloud Foundry on Azure directly within the Mendix Business Modeler.
“[tweet_dis]The apps of the future cannot be built with the tools of the past[/tweet_dis],” said Derek Roos, CEO and co-founder of Mendix. “By working together, Mendix and Microsoft are providing a comprehensive cloud stack to power the digital enterprise of the future and unleash a tidal wave of digital innovation.”
“Microsoft Azure is committed to offering best-in-class tools for every developer, so that IT teams can better respond to growing business demands,” said John Gossman, Architect, Microsoft Azure. “We are excited that the Mendix platform is now available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The combination of Mendix’s rapid application development capabilities and Microsoft Azure’s public cloud services enables digital innovation at astonishing speed and scale.”
Mendix is the fastest way to transform ideas into applications. Combining agile project management, model-driven development, one-click deployment and centralized application governance, the integrated application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) offering streamlines the entire application lifecycle, As a result, businesses are able to get to market six times faster and with 70 percent fewer resources than traditional development approaches. Mendix applications are cloud native with enterprise-grade technology, including web services and platform APIs, a runtime optimized for web-scale applications, deployment flexibility and cloud interoperability.
To learn more about Mendix for Microsoft Azure, visit https://www.mendix.com/mendix-microsoft-azure/ or visit the Microsoft Azure Marketplace directly https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/partners/mendix/mendix-pro/
1 IDC, “IDC Reveals Worldwide Digital Transformation Predictions; Kicks Off IDC FutureScape Web Conference Series,” November 5, 2015