Magic Software, a leading provider of enterprise application platform, today announced a new release of their uniPaaS platform with a tighter integration to .NET. They are trying to uniquely position themselves with the industry’s first RIA and SaaS-enabled Application Platform (SEAP) thatuses a single development paradigm to automatically handle all Clientand Server partitioning. They use a hybrid approach offering enterprises to develop application ranging from a Full desktop client to RIA to Web based SaaS applications from the same codebase.
uniPaaS supports all deployment models including:
- uniPaaS Full Client – Magic Software’s application platform thatenables straightforward application development and deployment. It alsoallows businesses to leverage their existing IT investments
- uniPaaS RIA – featuring a single development paradigm thatreduces the time and costs associated with the development anddeployment of Rich Internet Applications
- uniPaaS SaaS – for those wanting to move to the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model
Since their platform ensures wide range of deployments from the same codebase, it leads to faster deployment at a lowe cost.
Even though I am a major supporter of SaaS from a personal point of view, all I really care is having my data on the Cloud and accessing it from any device from any place. Enterprises are much more conservative with respect to SaaS and their inertia to evolve to a SaaS based world is one of the major hurdles faced by the SaaS vendors in their enterprise push. Magic Software is trying to cash in on this inertia by offering a platform that could offer the reluctant but curious enterprises an option to deploy anything from a full client to RIA to pure SaaS option.
Magic Software’s announcement yesterday about a deeper integration with .NET helps enterprises develop RIAs for any Windows client without any need to write intensive .NET code. This helps in minimizing project failures with better ROI for the companies. With this new release, it is possible to integrate with any .NET resource and also easily deploy apps on Windows Mobile devices and handsets. This announcement has made enteprise SaaS marketplace more interesting. We will have to wait and see if this has the potential to entice more and more enterprises to embrace SaaS.