CloudRail Launches Universal API Platform for Cloud Storage Services

CloudRail, an integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) startup, has announced the launch of CloudRail for Cloud Storage Services, a universal API connecting to Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. The company is starting out with cloud storage services; however, additional services will be added in the future.

The goal of CloudRail is to create a universal API that is capable of working with every system and allows systems to be easily and seamlessly connected with other services. The initial release of CloudRail includes cloud storage services Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. Key features of the CloudRail platform include:

  • Easy integrations — Connect applications to more services, thus increasing customer reach.
  • Faster and cheaper — A single API for connecting to cloud storage providers.
  • Automatic API updates The CloudRail interface updates when providers change API. Developer maintenance cost goes to zero.
  • No middleware — Conversion happens in the client, so the data never passes through CloudRail. It is a peer-to-peer connection with the provider.

In recent years, iPaaS has been on the rise in the API space. Last year, ProgrammableWeb published an article covering the growing trend of iPaaS, which featured several companies. CloudRail is one the latest additions to the iPaaS category of vendors.

For more information about the CloudRail for Cloud Storage Services, visit http://cloudrail.com/.

Janet Wagner is a freelance technical writer and contributor to ProgrammableWeb covering breaking news, in-depth analysis, and product reviews. She specializes in creating well-researched, in-depth content about APIs, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, analytics, GIS/maps, and other advanced technologies.

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API Bandit

CloudRail sounds interesting. As ecosystems expand and more vendors create theier own, the issue of connecting and maintaining them for app developers get exponentially harder to solve. If they can do it, this could be huge.