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Survey Identifies Cloud Speed as the Primary Business Driver for Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

SnapLogic, the Elastic Integration™ company, today announced new findings from a joint survey with TechValidate which focused on the business and technical drivers and barriers for software-as-a-service (SaaS) application and cloud analytics adoption in the enterprise. The survey queried more than 100 U.S. companies with revenues greater than $500 million. Highlighting the demand for the right approach to integrating disparate SaaS applications, 72% of the survey respondents indicated that they have an active cloud application or data integration project. A modern, scalable architecture was recognized as the primary technical requirement for a cloud integration platform, and speed or time to value was the primary business driver.

Data Privacy and Integration Continue to be SaaS Adoption Barriers

  • 56% of survey respondents are running four or more SaaS applications.
  • 22% said that 25-50% of their business applications will be delivered as a cloud service by 2015.
  • 47% noted data privacy concerns as a barrier to SaaS application adoption in their companies, while 43% prioritized application and data integration challenges.

Modern Cloud Integration Platforms Gaining Traction in the Enterprise

  • 59% of survey respondents listed speed or time to value as the primary business driver for a cloud integration service. 53% identified flexibility and agility in response to requests and changes and 27% prioritized the SaaS subscription model (operational vs. capital expense).
  • In terms of iPaaS technical requirements, 52% said a modern and scalable architecture was the primary requirement, while 41% prioritized the ability to seamlessly handle cloud constructs such as JSON, REST and APIs.
  • When asked about the challenges of relying upon legacy on-premises integration tools for cloud integration, 43% took issue with the requirement for costly hardware purchases and software installation and configuration. 37% found on-premise integration tools to be too expensive due to the perpetual licensing model and 35% noted that change management is painful where end point changes mean integration re-work.

Cloud Analytics Demand Increasing but Privacy and Security Remain a Concern

  • Just under 50% of respondents listed: Speed or time-to-value, flexibility and agility and easy access to business information as the top business drivers for cloud-based analytics.
  • 57% said that data security and privacy concerns remain a barrier to cloud analytics adoption in their companies. 38% noted the inability for cloud-based business intelligence (BI) tools to handle a large variety of data sources as an adoption barrier.

“The results of this TechValidate survey are in line with the conversations we’re having with our customers, partners and prospects,“ said Darren Cunningham, vice president of marketing at SnapLogic. “As SaaS application, analytics and API adoption grows in the enterprise, the ability to connect with other systems is the essential ingredient to long-term customer success. Integration should be a cloud accelerator not a bottleneck, which is why increasingly companies of all sizes are looking for modern, elastic integration alternatives to power their cloud services initiatives.”

“Companies are recognizing the complexities of integration in the face of data sources and initiatives that are evolving at a rapid pace,” said James Haight, research analyst at Blue Hill Research. “Rigid integration solutions have the inherent risk of making integration undertakings a reoccurring holdup. The TechValidate results point out the necessity of future proofing initiatives through choosing solutions that emphasize flexibility and are designed to handle the increasing presence of cloud applications and analytics.”

Learn More About the SnapLogic TechValidate Cloud Integration Survey
Visit to download the complete SnapLogic TechValidate survey results and register for an interactive webcast on April 25th at 1pm ET where we’ll review the results and provide an overview of the SnapLogic Integration Cloud.

About TechValidate
TechValidate is a trusted third-party research organization that directly interfaces with business and technology end users to collect and validate information about their deployments. More information is available at

About SnapLogic
SnapLogic is the leader in Elastic Integration, helping companies connect enterprise applications and data in the cloud and on-premise for improved business agility and faster decision-making. With the award-winning SnapLogic Integration Cloud, organizations can more quickly and affordably accelerate the “cloudification” of enterprise IT with a fast, multi-point and modern integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Funded by leading venture investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners, and co-founded by Gaurav Dhillon, former CEO and co-founder of Informatica, SnapLogic is used by prominent companies in the Global 2000.

BlueStripe Releases Application-Aware Infrastructure Performance Monitoring for Windows Azure and System Center

The latest version of Transaction Monitoring software from BlueStripe Software includes application-aware health monitoring of Azure-based application components. The software, called FactFinder, allows IT Operations teams that use Microsoft System Center to see the health and performance of all their distributed applications inside System Center Operations Manager, the health status of all data center infrastructure components, and the health status of any Azure-based components.

BlueStripe’s FactFinder delivers real-time transaction maps and performance alerts to System Center Operations Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator. FactFinder automatically discovers and dynamically maps end-to-end distributed applications, regardless of the architecture or operating systems of the component servers. FactFinder’s new capabilities overlay Azure health information into those distributed application maps.

“Performance monitoring is so much more complicated today, with complex distributed applications, cloud-based infrastructure, and a growing user population,” said Chris Neal, CEO of BlueStripe Software. “FactFinder’s application-aware management of transactions, on-premise servers, and Azure-based components allows IT Operations teams to manage each application component from the perspective of overall application performance.”

Application-aware infrastructure performance monitoring shows IT Operations teams all the applications any individual server supports. By placing all pertinent health and performance information in a single screen within Operations Manager, the BlueStripe + System Center integrated solution provides IT Operations a single view for end-to-end distributed application monitoring. With this single view, IT Operations can understand how a single component in the data center or the Azure cloud impacts overall application health and service delivery.

FactFinder automatically discovers, maps, and monitors all business transactions running within the data center and across the Cloud. FactFinder measures performance, hop-by-hop, everywhere that transactions go, across tiers, across platforms, and across architectures – even into virtual machines, public, private, and hybrid cloud, as well as third party services. When performance or availability problems occur, FactFinder follows the slow or hung transaction right to the problem component, and then drills down the server stack to determine why the problem occurred.

A member of the System Center Alliance, BlueStripe has delivered integrated solutions with Microsoft System Center 2007 R2 and System Center 2012 for several years. While each solution can each stand alone, together FactFinder and System Center make a powerful combination for IT Operations teams of all sizes.

About BlueStripe
BlueStripe Software helps IT Operations teams map, monitor, and fix distributed applications. A leading Application-Aware Infrastructure Performance Monitoring solution, BlueStripe’s FactFinder manages service-level performance by tracking transactions as they move across the application infrastructure. With FactFinder, IT Operations teams move from monitoring infrastructure resources to managing service-level performance for critical applications. For additional information, please visit

Codero Hosting Names Eli Bowman as CFO

Codero Hosting, a leading provider of dedicated, managed, cloud and hybrid hosting services, named Eli Bowman as CFO. Since 2008 he served as VP of Finance and Controller and was previously the company’s Director of Business Analysis. He is responsible for treasury duties including financing structure and the investment of company funds, economic strategy, and forecasting.

“We strive to create an optimal balance between internal promotion and external hiring. Eli has been an integral part of the Codero team since the beginning and he has performed remarkably,” said Emil Sayegh, CEO of Codero Hosting. “The last two years have been an amazing transformation as we have accelerated to beat the industry in terms of growth. As we continue our expansion geographically and with the On-Demand Hybrid Cloud product, we anticipate that Eli will continue positioning Codero for long-term multi-faceted success.”

Prior to beginning his tenure with Codero, Bowman served as a senior financial analyst with GE Insurance Solutions and was a senior product analyst with Aquila Energy. He earned his BS in Actuarial Science & Mathematics from the University of Central Missouri.

Codero continues to expand its team and is hiring for a number of positions. For more information, visit

About Codero Hosting
Codero Hosting delivers world-class dedicated, managed, cloud and hybrid hosting solutions on-demand for businesses of all sizes on a global basis. Codero integrates innovative industry-leading IT hosting solutions that are fully automated with all customer service delivered by a seasoned and highly technical US-based team. This allows companies to confidently outsource their IT hosting needs while empowering them with complete control over their IT environment. Codero offers hosting from its Phoenix, Arizona and Ashburn, Virginia data centers. All Codero services and products are backed by SAS 70 Type II secure data centers, live U.S.-based 24/7/365 support and a seasoned staff. An industry innovator, Codero has the only customer loyalty Rewards Program of any of the major industry players, as well as attractive, and rewarding affiliate, channel, and reseller programs. Codero is backed by growth private equity firm Catalyst Investors. For more information about Codero, please visit or connect with Codero on Twitter and Facebook.

Private Investment Firm Littlejohn & Co. Acquires Hostway Corporation

imageWeb host Hostway Corporation has been acquired by Littlejohn & Co., a Greenwich, CT-based private investment firm whose resources are expected to enhance Hostway’s managed, cloud and web hosting efforts and their promotion.

Hostway already provides hosted IT solutions to more than 500,000 small and medium-size businesses and enterprise customers. As demand for hosted IT solutions continues to grow, Littlejohn will serve as an active shareholder and board of directors, and support Hostway’s efforts to acquire new customers and further differentiate its offerings.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Littlejohn and gain access to additional resources to help us grow our managed, cloud and web hosting businesses,” Hostway president John Martis said in a statement.

Hostway currently has more than 250,000 square feet of data center space across four continents and 12 countries, and it is one of the largest cloud hosting and IaaS providers in the world.

Littlejohn managing director Michael Kaplan said in a statement, “We look forward to working with Hostway’s management to accelerate growth by continued investment in Hostway’s technology platform, enhancing its sales and marketing efforts and selectively making acquisitions targeted at enhancing the customer experience.”

Over the past few years, private equity firms have shown great interest in large web hosts. In July 2013, Host Europe Group, a company with more than a million customers, was bought by European private equity firm Cinvin for £438 million (or roughly $671 million at the time). And in 2011, web host Go Daddy was bought by KKR & Co., Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures.

With the backing of their private equity partners, many of these hosting companies have, in turn, had greater power to grow through acquisition. For instance, with the help of its backing, Go Daddy was able to make a recent string of purchases including web host Media Temple and domain marketplace Afternic.

In the Hostway transaction, Cowen and Company, LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Littlejohn, and DH Capital, LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Hostway.