Cloud Elements hub links apps with popular cloud storage services

Cloud Elements hub links apps with popular cloud storage services

Summary: The tool provides a single application programming interface (API) that developers can use to integrate with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive and Microsoft SharePoint.

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Integrator Cloud Elements has created a "one-to-many" integration platform called Documents Hub, which provides a single application programming interface (API) that developers can use to connect cloud applications with some of the leading document and cloud storage services: Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, and Microsoft SharePoint.

Support for Amazon S3 and Rackspace Files is forthcoming early in 2014, the company said.

Cloud Elements' speciality is creating what it calls "Elements," which are extensions and APIs aimed at speeding integrations between different cloud services. Its customers include both corporate IT teams as well as service as a service (SaaS) developers that are seeking to tie their applications with other cloud services. Previously, this meant writing custom integrations -- not to mention keeping them updated.

"The Cloud Elements Documents 'Elements' take a huge amount of pain away from us," said Neil Smith, CEO of SlideFish, developer of a SaaS service for document sharing and analytics, in a statement. "Not having to worry about ongoing API changes from the various cloud document storage providers means that we can integrate with their services much faster, in a larger scale and more reliably than we could on our own."

Subscription plans for the service start at $99 per month.

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