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Want to move to cloud based services?

How to integrate your existing applications and data and move to cloud based services

NetNow Apps
There are many benefits to cloud computing and businesses want to synchronize data exchange between legacy investments and new applications and processes. Solutions are needed that automate the integration of these data and systems to the cloud. Wouldn’t it be ideal to easily layer a cloud solution on-top of your existing systems and data? Do you want to be able to deliver new systems, processes and interfaces in your projects rapidly using modern cloud based solutions. Do you want to be able to develop and test new systems or solutions rapidly without the need to procure and deploy new hardware and software?

With NetNow you can

  • Use one tool to connect to and from all existing applications and data to instantly integrate without the need for programming.
  • Share data and processes by using integrations that support different environments and platforms
  • Allow legacy systems to easily connect and consume NetNow Web services. This effectively integrates legacy applications with NetNow including those on and off site.
  • Future proof developing business processes by reducing the influence of underlying technology.
  • Retain control over proprietary business systems by keeping them in-house and integrating them with NetNow.

 

What are the benefits of Cloud based software solutions?

  • Reduced Cost – Cloud technology is paid incrementally, saving organizations money.
  • Increased Storage – Organizations can store more data than on private computer systems.
  • Highly Automated – No longer do IT personnel need to worry about keeping software up to date.
  • Flexibility – Cloud computing offers much more flexibility than past computing methods.
  • More Mobility – Employees can access information wherever they are, rather than having to remain at their desks.
  • Allows IT to Shift Focus – No longer having to worry about constant server updates and other computing issues, organizations will be free to concentrate on innovation.
  • Monitor projects more effectively – Stay within budget and ahead of completion cycle times.
  • Less personnel training is needed – It takes fewer people to do more work on a cloud, with a minimal learning curve on hardware and software issues.

 

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NetNow Apps – data integration software

How to integrate your data with NetNow?

NetNow Apps
We are just about to release the first collection of our new NetNow Apps for data integration. Our promise here at NetNow is to make managing your data a pleasure not a chore.

A key part of this process is making it easy for you to hook up to your data to the NetNow service. Our data integration software is designed to make this process as simply as possible.

To integrate your data you just need to download or activate the NetNow App for the platform, application or data source you want to integrate, configure it’s connection settings and away you go!

About data integration

Depending on the source of the data the integration App may be able to connect to it directly using a web service API for example. Other data sources or applications may require a component to be downloaded as placed near the data source. In these cases we use a highly secure connection back to the NetNow service and all data is encrypted at the source end as it would be better to first encrypt the content before storing into the Cloud (and automatically decrypt it upon retrieval).

In addition, NetNow data integration Apps will provide useful secondary functions such as compression and support for splitting/merging files that may be larger than a given threshold. Strong security algorithms and providers are be used, and this tool supports a variety of encryption key types.

Versions

We are about to release three new NetNow data integration Apps and 50+ to follow. v1.0 – Initial release.

  • nnApp for files
  • nnApp for mySQL
  • nnApp for Amazon CloudWatch

Functionality

The cryptographic operations performed by these tools are enabled by OpenSSL. By default, OpenSSL is used as it enables the greatest level of portability. Configuration via the NetNow service is provided using a simple, easy to use interface.

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Risk free trial offers

Because we are now able to offer a Free trial and low subscription based pricing, many more businesses or even individuals can now use the NetNow service. You can now evaluate our product without making investments in hardware and software. We can provide a risk free / investment free approach to the evaluation process for those interested in the NetNow service. For those prospects who like the product we can then offer either a cost effective subscription service with NetNow or alternatively they may engage with Interlink Software for on premise solutions.

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Develop applications in the cloud

New enterprise projects can often get off to a slow start while project managers have to wait for testing and development resources to be put in place. SaaS offers a great way for the enterprises to bypass this headache. Many managers have projects they run that need solutions to be developed / piloted quickly and don’t have time to wait for harware to be pocured or systems to be built. SaaS is the perfect place to do this type of work and develop or test out your ideas and prototypes without the cost of designing/purchasing/deploying internal systems to facilitate the work. Assuming your company does not want to run the production application in a cloud environment the solutions built in the SaaS environment can be later moved in house to secure production ready systems.  This ability to cheaply leverage a SaaS environment when deploying new solutions in development and testing environments can present huge project cost saving opportunities to enterprise businesses.

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Online Tutorials

Make learning easy with on-line tutorials

We are working on building a library of online tutorials which will be accompanied by video tutorials, code snippets & useful resource links. We want to make it easy for users to get results with NetNow and sometimes getting the most from a software product means getting trained, not everything can be wrapped up in a wizard! Although we want to provide as many of those wizards as possible I believe having a good background understanding of the product you are working with makes for faster and more professional results!

About NetNow

NetNow is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or on-demand cloud-based service, meaning there is no software installation or maintenance required and new features are automatically added without the need for expensive and lengthy upgrades. Data is accessed live, meaning there is no need to upload data into the cloud.

Connect to any data source

NetNow creates a single version of the truth through connection to multiple and diverse (on-premise and online) data sources from a single, easy-to-use, cloud-based interface.

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NetNow – Places to Visit™

NetNow – Places to Visit™

myPlace sample dashboard

myPlace sample dashboard

NetNow will offer a free public “Place” to all of its users , individual or business. Get your place now and make it your own, our powerful dashboard tools allow you to create a real-time, data driven zone filled with your information and data. And that’s not all, NetNow’s servers are intelligent allowing you to automate actions, monitor events or even predict outcomes based on your data. Wheather you want to promote your business or just share information, NetNow is the place to be!

Manage your Information, join NetNow today!

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NetNow for data center management

This week I have been visiting a prospect with a network of larger data centers who need to manage their 24×7 operations from a single command centre. This clients want a follow the sun operation.  By deploying multiple server nodes in each data center NetNow can provide a highly fault tolerant, horizontally scalable solution. We expect to see exceptional response times for the end users by directing logins to the closest geographically located NetNow server.

Sample Dashboard

Sample Dashboard

*NetNow offers an on premise version for data center management clients who want to manage large data center’s from inside their own networks.

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committed to free subscriptions

This week I have been going over pricing structures with our sales team and two things were very important to me. A free subscription for all users must be available and upgrading to the next level must also come in at a very affordable monthly subscription.

Details of our pricing plans will be announced in the coming weeks, this will include subscription options for individuals, small business users and enterprise accounts. We also plan to provide a downloadable on premise version of the product for those who are uncomfortable with having their data in the cloud, more details on this later. Have a great weekend!

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Exciting times for saas vendors

NetNow starting life as a SaaS Vendor

After over 2 years of hard work behind the scenes we are finally getting close to launching the first beta release as a SaaS vendor. We have so much more to add to the product but I guess you have to start somewhere and we are all very excited about getting the first version of the server out there!

But this is only going to be a small beginning with great things coming along, we plan to release incremental updates to the server on a bi-weekly basis and the road map we have in place is absolutely huge. I look forward to watching this product develop in the coming years as I firmly believe it is going to change this space forever.

I encourage you all to get involved and register with our site and be sure to keep an eye on the blog as there will be a lot of exciting insights coming from all the team here at NetNow.co

About NetNow

NetNow is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or on-demand cloud-based service, meaning there is no software installation or maintenance required and new features are automatically added without the need for expensive and lengthy upgrades. Data is accessed live, meaning there is no need to upload data into the cloud.

Connect to any data source

NetNow creates a single version of the truth through connection to multiple and diverse (on-premise and online) data sources from a single, easy-to-use, cloud-based interface.