Cloud Startup: Codelathe – Spinning Cloud Software For Many Business Needs
The startup Codelathe, pronounced code lay-th, is based out of Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Though Codelathe launched back in 2008, they feel that they are still in startup mode; offering many cloud-based products under the mother company including Tonido, FileCloud and Money Manager Ex. Codelathe, which founder Madhan Kanagavel states on their blog as a software spinning company, reaches out mainly to managed service providers or MSP of enterprise IT teams; however, they also offer cloud services to individuals and small businesses.
Along with their key products, Money Manager Ex, Tonido and FileCloud, Codelathe also makes the Tonido Plug, a “small, low-cost, low-power, always on home server” devise that assists users in accessing their data from anywhere in the world. Tonido’s leading profits stream includes sales of their software and services, along with the sale and original equipment manufacturer or OEM licensing of Tonido’s own, Tonido Plug.
FileCloud is a cloud service for big organizations such as enterprises, universities, host providers, and more. FileCloud offers company file sharing and syncing for those interested in on site file storage. FileCloud also offers a mobile app; extending user accessibility outside the office.
Tonido is aimed towards individual and small business cloud users. Tonido can be obtained on a free, professional and business level; each with cloud features relevant to the intensity of usage. Tonido puts forth both desktop and mobile software for those at home and those on the go. With Tonido, file sharing isn’t limited to documents, but instead extends out into media and photo sharing capabilities. Users can share over a browser based PIM or personal information manager or via Tonito to Tonito.
The Tonido Plug provides each user their server for access to their data anytime, anywhere. The second generation Tonido Plug includes wi-fi and SATA II capabilities.
Codelathe also offers a free financing platform called Money Manager Ex. The software’s key focus is on helping users organize, track and analyze their money.
So, which other companies are in competition with Codelathe? Their biggest competitors include Box.net, who also offer cloud services at the personal, small business and large corp. levels, OwnCloud and Share File.
With the many choices consumers have now a days, there must be key features that set some companies above others. Codelathe states that their products and services stand out due to the following:
- Cloud services can run on both public and private cloud platforms
- They offer HIPPA style logs for consistency and user-ability
- Codelathe offers various applications including mobile for on the go accessibility
- They have cross platform capabilities
- Windows 64 bit and Linux compatible
According to the Codelathe team, their cloud services can top any competitor with regards to features and UX capabilities; being able to provide the array of features to clients for both private and public cloud is a top priority.
By Glenn Blake
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