A company in Macedonia is transforming the use of cloud services with cutting-edge resources for client networks.
The nation of Macedonia, sandwiched between Albania to the west and Bulgaria to the East, has a GDP of around $10 billion and a total population of just over two million people. And like other smaller Balkan countries, it has an emerging technology economy.
VapourApps is a good example of companies in the growing tech industry. Advertising its ability to “bring application support to private clouds,” this company offers a suite of applications that run on top of container technologies like Docker and open-source tools like OpenStack to provide network transparency and integration.
The VapourApps suite includes resources for VPNs, project management tools and email enhancers. A storage component allows clients to share documents or archive images and files in a private cloud environment. Monitoring and backup are other services the company offers.
The VapourApps company, founded by Ljupco Vangelski, has been operating in Macedonia for about two and a half years and has big ambitions in the tech arena.
“VapourApps aims to become the standard for private cloud computing,” the company said in a statement to Balkan Business Wire.
Company representatives cited the success of a team approach and the transparency to customers that VapourApps has benefited from in its endeavors.
As for the company's beginnings, VapourApps management thinks that the company's ability to get in on the ground floor of emerging technologies and leverage significant skills helped to shape the services that eventually enabled VapourApps to grow.
“It’s the idea, the timing and the level of virtualization/automation technology,” VapourApps said in the statement.
Indeed, part of what makes this business example special is the relevance that VapourApps tools and services have to a rapidly progressing part of the technology industry.
As businesses choose between private, public and private and hybrid cloud options, they're looking for particular platforms and services that will integrate with their chosen solutions, software that will work capably through APIs and other connectors.
Some of the keywords that apply here are scalability, interoperability and compatibility. The best systems offer seamless connections and intuitive interfaces that allow companies to take advantage of the enormous new technological advances at their disposal.
Small companies like VapourApps are showing that some of this crucial innovation is coming out of the central Balkan region, where surprising numbers of young professionals are getting involved in their own tech communities, competing in the global game of outsourcing and vendor development.