Taking Content Integration Into The Cloud
EntropySoft know a lot about integrating content from various enterprise content management systems -- it's their business. Now they take all the functionality they have built and package it into a single appliance designed to support document sharing between repositories anywhere, on premise or in the cloud. They are calling it Content Integration as a Service (CIaaS).
EntropySoft Product Stack
We talked about the product stack many times:
- Over 35 read/write content connectors to connect to your enterprise applications
- Content Hub as a single point of access for all external content repositories
- Content ETL to manage the transfer of content safely and fully audited
According to Serge Guillerme, EntropySoft's Director of Marketing and Business Development, the appliance is both physical and software. You have the option of either purchasing and installing the physical server or downloading the appliance as a software package to install on your own servers.
Guillerme provided the example of a company that wants to place some documents in a cloud repository to share with a partner or customer.
The new appliance will have a number of capabilities, document sharing is only the first. Additional capabilities will include direct Iron Mountain digital archiving and direct scan to content silo (or archiving).
Supporting Content Migration to Alfresco
EntropySoft also announced this week that the Content ETL product is part of Alfresco's new Packaged Migration Services. This new service will support organizations wanting to move to Alfresco from other solutions like SharePoint and Documentum. It also supports the migration of content both in the cloud and on premise.
The EntropySoft Appliance is available on a monthly subscription basis. The company's plan is to ensure everyone has easy access to content integration. We certainly know most organizations need this capability in some form, so it will be interesting to see how well this appliance does in a wider market.