Verizon expands the scope of IaaS to include "mobile-ready" REST services
As businesses adapt to a more connected world, RESTful architectures have emerged as one of the most efficient means for mobile, web, and IoT applications to store and access data. At the same time, development mindshare is shifting to the front-end client as modern developers focus on richer, more intuitive user experiences that are powered by data from both cloud and on-premise systems.
The challenge: recent industry research suggests as much as two-thirds of the cost of enterprise mobile application development projects lies in backend integration work—slowing mobile application development efforts and driving up costs.
"Today's developers need reliable, on-tap services to access data for their applications. Without these foundational services, extra costs and delays are incurred as developers must work with server-side teams to get the APIs they need to build their applications," said Bob Bratcher, Sr. Product Manager of Verizon. "We wanted to change that by empowering front-end developers to quickly and securely access backend services from within the Verizon Cloud."
Verizon Cloud stands out with a "cloud first" RESTful backend for today's developers
A Verizon-hosted enterprise development portal for mobile, web, and IoT workloads is a natural extension to Verizon Cloud. By working with DreamFactory, this new portal expands Verizon's enterprise-grade IaaS to provide a comprehensive set of RESTful backend services, providing developers instant REST API access to the data sources they need for next-generation business applications.
Users simply sign into the free developer portal, connect to their data sources, set up user access permissions, and start development with a full palette of secure, reliable, documented REST APIs to virtually any SQL, NoSQL, file storage, or external web service.
Once developers have tried DreamFactory on Verizon Cloud and want to move the workload to private instances for production, Verizon offers a smooth on-boarding process to sign into an existing Verizon account or to create a new account.
"Verizon is distinguished by its deep mobile experience, and offers very robust and secure enterprise cloud services," said Bill Appleton, CEO of DreamFactory. "Combining Verizons' reliable cloud with the DreamFactory REST API platform enables an end-to-end 'cloud first' development solution that brings tremendous value to the enterprise. We are pleased to team with Verizon to help enable the developer portal."