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23 Nov 2015 Colin Graf

EMC ApplicationXtender Version 8.0 Is Now Available

EMC ApplicationXtender Version 8.0

The changes made in ApplicationXtender (AX) 8.0  make it a much more
prominent member of the EMC Documentum portfolio, targeted to the unique needs of the line of business user. 

The new ApplicationXtender 8.0 release offers significant enhancements:

  • Ease of use, administration and remote management
  • Improved performance and scalability with RESTful services
  • Broadened support for authentication engines within the organization and beyond

User Interface

The user interface is completely refreshed, streamlined, and easy to
use, offering the full experience regardless of browser. Browsers now
supported include Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge,
Apple Safari, and Mozilla Firefox. Navigation is intuitive, with no user
retraining necessary, and an improved data grid with filtering options
enables customization of the user interface.

A key goal of ApplicationXtender 8.0 is to make life simpler than
ever before for administrators. A single web-based interface for system
administration eliminates the need for a desktop client in most cases.
Administration functions are aggregated, providing a view of the entire
environment. Modern license management provides context of what’s
happening in the system, and support for application reporting enables
chargebacks—especially useful for large organizations.

Performance & Scalability

A true multi-platform approach allows development of applications for
any customer, on any browser. Stateless and sessionless capabilities
improve performance, enabling support for a growing number of user
requests without degradation in response time and reducing the
complexity of existing integrations. Using RESTful Services, web
services can be built that are lightweight, easily maintained, and
scalable. The design is extremely efficient and mobile-friendly.

Authentication

ApplicationXtender supports single sign-on technologies using
SAML-based authentication tokens. Central authentication support with
Microsoft ADFS 2.0 enables integrators to quickly and easily deploy
ApplicationXtender in a cloud-based solution. Simple deployment makes it
easier to keep up with OS, application and server-side updates,
allowing for faster certification cadence and greater support for the
latest database and server software.

“The release of AX 8.0 represents an
incredible opportunity for MetaSource and its 150 partners to provide a
clear path to the future for our 3,000+ customers as well as creating a
pathway to introduce this content management technology to unlimited new
prospects. The ability MetaSource and its partners have to be able to
deliver solutions built on this new ApplicationXtender platform, with
browser independence and REST APIs, means we can deliver AX to more
organizations and integrate to more core business applications. This new
release of AX by the ECD team also provides a clear message to the
markets both here in North America and abroad that EMC is committed to
ApplicationXtender and its future.”
– Mario Duckett, Vice President – Enterprise Content Solutions, MetaSource.

Contact us to learn more about EMC ApplicationXtender 8.0