BOSTON and ROTTERDAM – April 3, 2014 – Mendix, the enterprise app platform as a service company, today announced the launch of the Mendix AppCloud. The AppCloud is a new service layer that sits on top of the Mendix App Platform, bringing together data, end users, business analysts, developers and ISV partners in a single cloud environment and fundamentally changing the way modern business apps are built, shared and consumed.
While most organizations depend on traditional development teams to respond to ever-changing business needs, the Mendix AppCloud provides a central place in the cloud for teams throughout the enterprise (and beyond) to build, share and run custom apps without being dependent on traditional IT resources. This not only increases the agility of the organization but enables collaboration and unlocks the creative potential of an entire workforce. In the process, the AppCloud turns IT into a powerful enabler of the business.
“Apps are disrupting industries, no matter what business you are in, and the companies that innovate the fastest win,” said Derek Roos, CEO and co-founder of Mendix. “The Mendix AppCloud allows teams to rapidly act on business ideas. At the same time, it provides companies with quick and easy access to the apps, the data, the developer ecosystem and all cloud resources they need to innovate and compete in today’s marketplace.”
All users of the AppCloud will also have immediate access to the simultaneously announced free Mendix Community Edition allowing them to develop, test-drive and launch apps at no charge. This empowers business-focused developers to quickly transform ideas into modern enterprise apps. At the same time, the Mendix AppCloud enables IT to manage an ever-growing portfolio of apps, developers and users while ensuring central app management, security and IT governance.
“Mendix has changed the way we deliver business applications — empowering more employees throughout the organization to not only come up with ideas but to easily get started with projects and directly build the apps they need when they need them,” said Wade Sendall, vice president of IT, The Boston Globe. “This has greatly boosted our ability to innovate and compete.”
The AppCloud provides access to a growing set of open cloud services that allow end users, developers and IT administrators to easily build, share and use apps in one place:
Membership in the Mendix AppCloud is free. Anybody can join and start building and sharing apps at now.mendix.com. For more information and different editions of the Mendix App Platform, see www.mendix.com/editions
The Mendix AppCloud services are being unveiled today at Mendix World 2014 and will become available to all Mendix users on April 10. New users can sign up for free at now.mendix.com.