Tag Archives: sentinel cloud

Jan 12
2016 

Transforming from a Medical Device Manufacturer to a SaaS Provider

Trends in the healthcare market are placing unprecedented value on the software that lies at the heart of today’s intelligent medical devices. This puts manufacturers under enormous pressure to innovate not only the types of products they build, but also how they go to market. At LicensingLive! 2015, I spoke at length about the licensing issues facing one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, Stryker Corporation, and how it has risen to the challenge.

Dec 8
2015 

The Best of Both Worlds – On-Premise Applications with Cloud Licensing

The WSJ recently ran an interesting article on the key challenges of moving to the cloud.

“When on-demand enterprise applications emerged about a decade ago, they were touted as a cheap and more flexible alternative to buying software outright – a move that comes with upfront infrastructure and licensing costs, on top of ongoing fees for maintenance, support, and upgrades. But in practice, these promises have been hard to fulfill”.

Dec 1
2015 

Pricing and Licensing Strategies for the IoT

The age of the Internet of Things (IoT) has dawned and we are heading toward a future filled with software-driven intelligent devices. To give you an idea of the magnitude of this transformation, IDC is predicting that there will be 30 billion units installed worldwide by the year 2020. Because every device in the IoT is connected, a whole new breed of tech company is emerging, forcing many traditional companies to innovate and go to market differently.

Nov 3
2015 

Cloud Licensing for Customer Success

At this year’s LicensingLive! event in Cupertino, CA, I spoke about the importance of Customer Success Programs, what they involve, and what businesses hope to achieve with them. The success of a software company is often measured in terms of how well it engages its customers. After all, a business without an active user base is like a bird without wings – it simply won’t fly.

Mar 21
2012 

How to Architect Your SaaS Application

Architecting applications for the cloud has changed traditional software development considerations.  Many software companies simply are not sure how to do it.  At SafeNet, we’ve had some experience with architecting and developing our own cloud application, SentinelCloud, a service offering which supports software licensing for cloud and SaaS applications.

Michael “MiZu” Zunke, the CTO of our SRM division, provided some insight into our process and experience building our cloud application after finding this post about designing and architecting cloud apps, and explains what we learned by it.  His comments highlight the journey we took over 2 ½ years in developing SentinelCloud explains some of the key challenges we faced and how we overcame them.

Feel free to share your lessons learned with our LicensingLive community.  What were your top challenges in architecting your cloud solution?

Feb 3
2012 

Sentinel Cloud Takes Center Stage in IDC’s Latest Vendor Spotlight

Recognizing the need for ISV’s to effectively monetize SaaS applications, Amy Konary from IDC recently published “Licensing for SaaS Applications: ISV’s Take to the Cloud.”   In this white paper, Amy reviews the evolution of the SaaS market and specifically addresses how licensing has changed the software monetization strategy for ISV’s heading into the cloud.

In addition to providing sound guidance for ISV’s about options with their software monetization models, this report also discusses the software licensing and entitlement management solutions that SafeNet offers, and how the latest SafeNet offering, Sentinel Cloud Services, allows SaaS vendors to embrace new market opportunities and create an extensible growth strategy.

When it comes to software licensing strategy, challenges are at every turn.  In this report, Amy provides solid recommendations and guidance for ISV’s to seize this opportunity to take to the cloud.

Read the white paper: January 2012: IDC’s Licensing for SaaS Applications: ISV’s Take to the Cloud.

Jan 9
2012 

Sentinel Cloud Services Receives CODie 2012 Nomination

SIIA’s CODie Awards program has nominated SafeNet’s Sentinel Cloud Services as a finalist in the 27th annual CODiE 2012 Awards in the Best Digital Rights Management Solution category.

Each year the SIIA’s judging experts review and identify all nominated products and services. In its 27 years of existence, the SIIA has recognized more than 1000 companies for achieving greatness in industries that expect innovative thinking and demand market validation.

From the CODiE Awards website:  “SIIA awards the solution that best allows the secure electronic purchase, distribution and subsequent use of software and/or information based on the rigorous criterion.”

The winners will be announced on January 24, 2012 during a special dinner held in conjunction with the Information Industry Summit.  Receiving this nomination is a significant accomplishment for the entire Sentinel Cloud team who has worked tirelessly to provide the industry’s only complete and proven solution for software monetization in the cloud. 

Sentinel Cloud Services makes it quick and easy for SaaS providers to build versatile service catalogs, provision and authorize user access, measure service usage, and instantly adapt their service offerings to embrace new and evolving market opportunities.  For more information about Sentinel Cloud Services, you can visit http://www.sentinelcloud.com.

Jun 8
2011 

Sentinel Cloud – the Evaluation Experience

The SentinelCloud team has been working hard to build and launch the latest addition to SafeNet’s family of Sentinel Software Monetization Solutions,  Sentinel Cloud Services.  While the service successfully made the transition from Beta to GA earlier this year, the team remains hard at work focused on customer evaluations and getting new customers up to speed, while at the same time planning and developing the roll out of new functionality over our quarterly release schedule.

Getting back to our interactions with customers … feedback has been nearly universally positive.  We have heard from customers of all types and sizes. .  Sentinel Cloud has appealed to  SaaS startups, transitioning on-premise software vendors,  and equipment manufacturers large and small. I would like to highlight one prospect who has completed their evaluation of Sentinel Cloud.

Jun 6
2011 

Customer Intimacy Will Drive Old School Licensing to the Cloud

“It works, but it is old school”. That is how I’ve heard many business leaders describe their longstanding licensing implementations lately.   So what is next for this space?  As a long time software licensing business and implementation consultant I have the opportunity work with some of the industry’s leading minds in this area and can confidently say that I have seen the future of software license enforcement and it revolves around, you guessed it, the cloud.

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