SOURCE: Cloud Elements

Cloud Elements

July 30, 2013 08:00 ET

Cloud Elements Delivers Uniform API for SaaS Messaging Integration

New Uniform API Offers Unprecedented Speed and Cost Savings for Developers

CENTENNIAL, CO--(Marketwired - Jul 30, 2013) - Open cloud application company, Cloud Elements, today announced the availability of a new developer tool to connect Twilio and SendGrid, the two leading cloud API platforms for SMS messaging, voice and email respectively via a single uniform application programming interface (API). The Cloud Elements Messaging Hub provides a single console to provision, integrate, monitor and maintain these services, providing an integrated messaging platform that delivers seamless interaction between the leading SMS, voice and email service providers. With Cloud Elements' Messaging Hub, software developers now have the quickest and most cost-effective way to bring Twilio and SendGrid services into their SaaS applications.

Available without charge for the remainder of 2013, the Cloud Elements Messaging Hub allows developers to easily provision and integrate services within their specific environments with a simple click of a mouse. The Element's singular dashboard offers automated monitoring, innovative tagging for granular account tracking, and seamless, interoperability between services (e.g., send an email, receive a text confirmation).

"Twilio is the top innovator in SMS and voice messaging services and SendGrid leads the email services market," said Mark Geene, CEO of Cloud Elements. "Cloud Elements' mission is to make it easier for developers to integrate, monitor and maintain the cloud services their applications depend on. Cloud Elements brings these two messaging leaders together with a uniform API and consolidated monitoring, logging and analytics. Developers can use both of their services in a fraction of the time with a fraction of the code."

Simplicity, Speed and Ease for Email Integration

"We're excited by what Cloud Elements is doing with their new Messaging Hub," said Lynda Smith, CMO of Twilio. "Developers often work with multiple APIs in the process of building out their solutions. The Cloud Elements approach allows them to manage them from a single dashboard, freeing up more time to create cool things. We can't wait to see what Cloud Elements' customers build with this new tool."

"Our mission at SendGrid is to make email simple, easy and fast for developers," said Jim Franklin, CEO of SendGrid. "Cloud Elements is bringing our existing partnership with Twilio to the Cloud Elements customer ecosystem, and is making it even easier for developers to integrate both email and messaging by offering a singular, uniform API and dashboard. The resulting streamlined integration, maintenance and management benefits are big wins for any developer looking to save time and money."

Cloud Elements' new Messaging Hub provides means for seamlessly sending and receiving messages through SMS or email via Twilio and SendGrid services. Provisioning, integration and monitoring are simpler and faster than ever. Its uniform API provides:

  • A singular, uniform API across services for more rapid and cost-effective integrations
  • Innovative tagging for granular tracking of development, testing, and production
  • Consolidated and configurable dashboard for monitoring, logging and resolving all service capacity and response time issues

About Cloud Elements
With Cloud Elements, developers and enterprises leverage reusable 'Elements' to build cloud applications faster by dramatically reducing the time required to integrate, monitor and maintain leading PaaS and SaaS cloud services. Cloud Elements works with vendors including Twilio, SendGrid, Box, Authorize.net and salesforce.com to accelerate the integration, management and monitoring of popular services used in building cloud applications. Cloud Elements is a tool built by developers for developers and is based on the highly scalable Cloud Foundry PaaS platform. The company provides a unique blend of technology with cloud application integration consultants available to assist companies in accelerating the build and deployment of their applications. Customers focus on building unique business functionality while Cloud Elements integrates and maintains the third-party services needed to build applications in a fraction of the time. More information can be found at www.cloud-elements.com.

About Twilio
Twilio (www.twilio.com), the cloud communications company, is reinventing telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, web services and telecommunications. Twilio provides a telephony infrastructure web service in the cloud, allowing web developers to integrate phone calls, text messages and IP voice communications into their web, mobile and traditional phone applications. The company is privately held and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About SendGrid
SendGrid is the leader in email deliverability. SendGrid's cloud-based platform increases email deliverability, provides actionable insight and scales to meet any volume of email, relieving businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email infrastructures. The email delivery platform of choice for 70,000 web application companies and developers, including foursquare, Pinterest, Airbnb, Twilio, Spotify and Pandora, SendGrid delivers more than 6 billion emails per month. Founded in 2009 and based in Boulder, Colo., SendGrid is backed by Foundry Group, Highway 12 Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and several notable individual investors. For more information, visit www.sendgrid.com.

Contact Information

  • Julia Ginna
    B3 Communications for Cloud Elements
    Email Contact
    (650) 393-0436