Infor is betting on Amazon Web Services with offering CloudSuite to be available on the AWS service.
“SaaS today refers primarily to HCM [human capital management], CRM [customer relationship management] or another edge application, never to mission-critical business operations,” Charles Phillips (CEO of Infor) said in a statement. “Infor CloudSuite redefines cloud for the enterprise, delivering the first full suite of business applications purpose-built by industry running in a public cloud through Amazon Web Services.” also stated by Charles.
“This is a nice vote of confidence for AWS,” said analyst Michael Coté, director of infrastructure software research at 451 Research, via email. “However, I think most SaaS companies would look at AWS as capable of being used like this. There might be questions about pricing long-term, but technologically it’s just a stack of middleware running on a bunch of servers.”