Xcerion's free, icloud OS service represents a major advance in the transition from desktop-based computing to computing in the cloud of the Internet. Through this novel innovation, Xcerion has successfully replicated the power of a desktop OS in a cloud-based OS.
"Xcerion has managed to innovate and develop the worlds leading cloud OS – icloud – at a time when many others in industry are still at a fairly nascent stage of development," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Achyuthanandan Sampath." Due to its desktop OS-like abilities and the wide gamut of applications offered, Xcerion's innovative cloud OS has captured the attention of the Internet community and is set to emerge as a leading Internet-based OS."
Xcerion's icloud OS, developed around the Internet at its core, enables users to store their desktop, applications, and files securely on icloud's data centers and easily access them from any computer equipped with an Internet connection and a Web browser. Xcerion has focused on enabling social networking and instant collaboration by integrating these concepts into the core of the icloud thereby making all icloud applications collaborative.
Xcerion's icloud is the only cloud OS in the world that features a client XML virtual machine. The client virtual machine facilitates the execution of the various icloud applications at the client side itself, obviating the need for server round trips.
"A significant feature of the icloud is its visual application creation tool that enables icloud developers to visually develop and modify applications without having to know either programming or XML," remarks Achyuthanandan Sampath." Another important benefit is its ability to work offline, which enables the user to store files and run applications on a virtual hard disk. Moreover, the icloud provides users with the flexibility to store files locally behind a firewall instead of in the cloud."
Another noteworthy aspect of icloud is its robust security. As icloud runs in a virtual environment where the code can be executed without risk to computing resources on the outside, it is impregnable to malware attacks. Furthermore, all icloud applications are also capable of working on mobile devices such as cell phones and smart phones without having to rewrite them as long as the XML virtual machine is available for the device.
"In summary, the icloud OS service offers the full power of a complete desktop OS with several applications, advanced files system, process handling, multiple application instances, full programming API's and a visual integrated development studio," states Sampath. "At present, there are over 15 icloud applications available, and it is equipped with a visual drag and drop application designer that enables end users to modify, copy, and alter the applications."
Xcerion has recently deployed a word processor, money manager, instant messenger, calendar, e-mail with Internet message access protocol (IMAP) synchronisation, balanced scorecard, community, browser, media player, several widgets, portable document format (PDF) viewer, flash viewer, image viewer, XML Editor, and more into the icloud. In fact, the company is planning to launch a total of 50 applications, similar to the world's 50 most popular applications before the end of 2009.
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Founded in 2001 by Daniel Arthursson, Xcerion AB provides icloud (icloud.com), the worlds leading "Cloud OS" as a Web 2.0 service.
icloud is a social Cloud OS for sharing experiences with friends. It is secure, social and always accessible from any computer or device. Applications on icloud include office productivity, development tools, media and widgets.
Xcerion (xcerion.com) is based in Linkoping, Sweden, privately held and venture funded by Northzone Ventures. Investors include Lou Perazzoli, one of the original architects of Windows NT and former General Manager of the Microsoft Core OS group, John Connors, former CFO and CIO of Microsoft, and Terry Drayton, founder and former CEO of HomeGrocer.com.
Jonas Thornholm, CFO, Xcerion
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