11 January 2015

Layer2 Cloud Connector Pro Edition Now Available With Enterprise Features To Simplify Cloud Data Integration

11 January 2015
Originally developed for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 external data integration, the Layer2 Cloud Connector now allows to connect and sync almost any systems directly with each other codeless.

While Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offer applications and resources at an attractive, pay-as-you-go price, they often create new data islands in cloud that are difficult to integrate with the existing IT infrastructure and applications. That’s why the Layer2 Cloud Connector, well-known as market leader in codeless SharePoint, Office 365 and OneDrive external data integration and synchronization, now additionally supports general cloud-to-cloud integration, and also on-premises or hybrid synchronization scenarios. It now comes with out-of-the-box support of a wide range of cloud-based data sources, but also supports on-premises applications like databases, ERP/CRM/CMS systems (for structured content) and file shares or cloud-based libraries (for unstructured documents). The connector is no longer bound to Microsoft SharePoint or Office 365 on one end of synchronization anymore.

Quickly integrate and synchronize almost any business data

The Layer2 Cloud Connector seamlessly integrates apps hosted in public or private clouds, as well as applications and data hosted on premises by codeless data synchronization - without the need to modify the data source systems, to open the corporate network for internet access or to apply programming. It reduces the dependency on corporate IT and directly empowers departmental subject matter experts to get things done much faster, with significantly reduced complexity, risks and costs.

“The Layer2 Cloud Connector now comes with support of multiple security models ensures proper authentication, authorization and encryption for both, on-premise and in the cloud. A rich suite of data source adapters is already included in package, e.g. for SharePoint, Office 365, Exchange and Dynamics CRM / ERP (via OData) and web services. But the connector also works seamlessly together with existing 3rd party data providers, e.g. for SQL Server, SQL Azure, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, IBM AS/400, IBM DB2, Informix, Salesforce, SAP and many more” as Frank Daske, Product Manager at Layer2, explains.

Customers with Software Assurance profit from the new enterprise-class features

Existing customers of the Layer2 Cloud Connector Professional Edition with a valid Software Assurance can profit from the new enterprise-class features with a free upgrade. A completely free Shareware Edition can be downloaded for evaluation after registration on the vendor’s homepage at www.layer2solutions.com.

About Layer2

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and ISV based in Hamburg (Germany), Layer2 is one of the leading providers of Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure apps in Europe with a major focus on Data Integration, Collaborative Knowledge Management, Social Networking and Cloud Computing.