Intel launches AppUp hybrid cloud service for SMEs

The hybrid cloud service is designed to save small businesses money by utilising a pay-as-you-go software scheme

Intel has introduced the AppUp hybrid cloud service, a new platform targeted at small businesses with the intention of saving costs via pay-as-you-go software.

Intel AppUp business service

The Intel AppUp hybrid cloud service is designed to save small businesses money via pay-as-you-go-software. Photo credit: Intel

The hybrid part comes in as SME users can utilise cloud computing with the server and data on the premises. Cloud members can access stored data through an Intel-hosted web portal secured by a firewall and HTTPS encryption.

Furthermore, subscribers to the service — which was announced on Tuesday — can pick up 'repackaged' software as they see fit for their businesses and pay a monthly subscription fee for each application to its service provider, which in turns pays Intel. The list of software providers involved in this plan currently include Microsoft, Symantec, McAfee and Novell.

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