HingePoint has developed the
ReFrame Application Service Grid - an important
advance in meeting the needs of businesses that need to distribute, scale, and
evolve their systems and applications. Applications written for the ReFrame
Application Service Grid are inherently
distributable, scalable and extraordinarily
The ReFrame Application Service Grid enables a whole
new type of application - Elastic Applications -
applications that can be evolved to the changing
needs and wants of your business.
ReFrame's Elastic Applications provide unparalleled
ability to accommodate change. They can scale as
large, or as small, as you need them to be, from a
single laptop to the largest
enterprise by adding computers to the ReFrame
Application Service Grid.
The ReFrame system has three major elements:
- ReFrame Developer software is used to create the
- The applications run on one or more instances of
ReFrame Server that comprise the ReFrame Application
- ReFrame Adapters enable interaction with
third-party applications such as databases,
spreadsheets, email, etc.
ReFrame makes it fast,
easy, and safe to enhance or alter workflows, methods, user interfaces,
and every other attribute to meet the changing needs,
size and shape of your organization. Applications
created with ReFrame can smoothly integrate with your
existing software and communications systems operating
in a service oriented architecture (SOA) or stand
The ReFrame Application Service Grid uses HingePoint's
ActivArchitecture™, a unique combination of:
Message-based architecture, and HingePoint-developed
LiveObject™ Technology, Object Services™, and
the ReFrame Exception Engine.
ReFrame's ActivArchitecture is described in more
ReFrame enables you to quickly, easily, and safely
accommodate the changing size and shape of your
Change Used To Be
business when the world ran on paper was easy.
To scale up you added people -
simple, easy, low risk.
Changing the way
your business worked was easy too. You told your
people, trained them, done! - very simple, very
easy, very low risk.
Then it Became
computers that promised to be faster, more accurate, and
lower cost. But, we lost something - the ability to
quickly, easily, safely accommodate changes in scale and
means shutting down with the promise, or is it a hope, that
everything will be fine in the morning.
or processes cause the IT staff to wince and the
bravest of executives sleepless nights wondering what might
Now, It Can Be
developed ReFrame so scaling and
changing your business would be as easy, as natural, as low
risk, as it was in the days of paper.