“If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.”Marc Benioff, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Salesforce
“Cloud computing is empowering, […] companies leveraging cloud will be able to innovate cheaper and faster.”Jamal Mazhar, Founder and CEO of Kaavo
These are precisely the reasons we decided to create our marketplace for: empowerment, scalability, convenience. Sounds too good to be true? Fear not, it’s 100% real – and it’s already here.
So… Marketplace. What is it?
Similar to Google Play on Android devices, where everyone can browse and buy Apps, our marketplace offers numerous third party services on a single platform. Through it, service providers can easily offer their products to thousands of people all over the world – providing them an extremely large array of services that would otherwise not be available at once.
Everything is centrally managed in the marketplace to help people discover services they will truly love. The easy-to-use Plasma Cloud console interface and the safety of the cloud are now further enriched by all these third party services.
But how does it work?
The marketplace is fully integrated into the Plasma Cloud Console. Searching and subscribing to services has never been easier. First, choose the service and plan that best suits your deployment. Second, use our convenient payment system to purchase your services. All services will then be auto-configured on your networks.
We aim to provide maximum user-friendliness and zero hassle. No more hours spent following complicated setup procedures or dealing with compatibility issues: just select, pay and go.
Which services should you expect?
There will be a wide-range of services available on the marketplace. You can expect the following categories: captive portal and remote splashpages, presence analytics, vouchers, social login, DNS filtering, VPN / proxy, network troubleshooting, WiFi ads, security, access control, asset management, operations software, and many more.
A few practical examples of the usefulness of services:
- Remote troubleshooting: a remote technician is faster and cheaper than in-person visits;
- Social login: deploying Social Wi-Fi helps any type of business boost its social visibility and increase brand awareness;
- Retail analytics: better understand how customers move and behave within shopping areas.
The possibilities are as endless as the number of services that can be provided through our marketplace platform. By allowing third parties providers additions to the marketplace, we effectively put no limit on the amount and type of services users can enjoy.
Why will you love all of this?
Following several feature requests, we are aware – as you are – that users want these services. What you may not know yet, is that you will soon come to love the whole concept surrounding this marketplace – and the reasons are plenty.
For service providers: Plasma Cloud customers will be able to find your offering in our marketplace and subscribe to your service. The advantage is an expansion of your customer reach while our own customers get more choice and the ease of installation. Service partners have full access to our service API for a seamless integration with Plasma Cloud.
For end users: There will be a great selection of services available through a centralized subscription system – you will not need to search the internet for a compatible service. Instead, the marketplace will give you an overview of what’s out there. In addition, you will be able to see and manage all your subscriptions at a glance from a single platform. It has never been this easy and scalable.
Interested in more?
Are you a service provider interested in offering your product on our marketplace? Contact us now to discuss the next steps – please clearly state what your service offers and which APIs you need to integrate with us.
Are you a user looking for a specific service? Let us know which one you need and we will do our best to find a matching service provider to join our marketplace!