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Unify Launches Circuit Platform-as-a-Service for Developers


July 07, 2015

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions are gaining traction as companies continue to outsource certain parts of their Web infrastructure due to better quality and lower cost results. Unify is the next to enter the ring with the official launch of Circuit as a collaborative PaaS. This new solution is essentially an offshoot of Unify’s Circuit Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, which was formerly known as Project Ansible.

Circuit is a comprehensive cloud service for enterprise communication and collaboration, based on the popular WebRTC standard. The solution combines voice, video, screen sharing, messaging and file sharing into singular threads to foster the most natural and efficient conversations and collaborations possible. These multi-modal communications are enhanced with powerful search functionality and full mobility and flexibility so Circuit can adapt to each user’s needs without compromising interconnectivity.

With the launch of Circuit as a PaaS, developers have access to the underpinnings of Circuit and can thus create extensions to maximize its functionality and integrate document management, messaging and other business solutions. Circuit’s WebRTC services can be embedded into any application or Web page, thanks to freely application programming interfaces (APIs).

“The Circuit [cloud] PaaS is not only a software development kit (SDK) for a communication service,” said Dr. Stefan Ried, CTO of Unify Product House. “Developers can even create their own application logic injected from Heroku, EC2, or Azure, but executed virtually inside Circuit. This programming model turns Circuit into a full PaaS service and is highly attractive to the modern cloud developer communities.”

The availability of Circuit as a PaaS is a gift to the developer community, who will now be able to build cutting-edge communications applications with unprecedented simplicity. The movement toward cloud services as well as SaaS and PaaS has brought a wave of robust, capable applications that are transforming internal business operations and helping ensure their success by focusing on what’s at the core: communication.




Edited by Maurice Nagle




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