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Enable Legacy Enterprise Applications as SaaS Offering Using Service Instance Dashboard Via Bluemix PaaS Hosted Service Implementation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239259D
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 28K

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Abstract

A system and method to enable legacy enterprise applications as Software as a service (SaaS) offerings using a service instance dashboard Via a Platform as a service ( PaaS) hosted service implementation is disclosed.

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Enable Legacy Enterprise Applications as SaaS Offering Using Service Instance Dashboard Via Bluemix PaaS Hosted Service Implementation

Disclosed is a system and method to enable legacy enterprise applications as Software as a service (SaaS) offerings using a service instance dashboard Via a Platform as a service ( PaaS) hosted service implementation.

As more and more SaaS offerings start to include application programming interfaces (APIs) to allow subscribers to build their own applications to extend the functionality of the software they subscribe for their needs, the boundary between SaaS and PaaS start to blur. However, building normal SaaS offering on top of an Infrastructure as a Service( IaaS) layer can be difficult and slow. This difficulty may occur even when there are easy ways to automate the build and deploy of the infrastructure for software installation, configuration and deployment to cloud.

The difficulty may be avoided by providing a common view of SaaS and PaaS where both are built from a solid Infrastructure as a Service( IaaS) layer, is that:

SaaS target group of business end users from various enterprises who simply subscribe to the service and use it, without worrying about anything about installation, configuration and upgrading.

PaaS target individual application developers who subscribe to the services and consume them in their applications by calling the available APIs exposed.

From service provider perspective, two type of consumable Services targeted at developers can be implemented:

Managed Services: These are the standard services that service providers create for developers to consume in their applic...