Taking a page from the Salesforce.com playbook, SugarCRM has announced the availability of Sugar Community Edition on Amazon EC2 to provide CRM developers with an easy-to-deploy development environment in the cloud.
Taking a page from the Salesforce.com playbook, SugarCRM
has announced the availability of Sugar Community Edition on Amazon
EC2 to provide CRM developers with an easy-to-deploy development environment in the cloud.
Sugar Community Edition is available now as an Amazon Machine Image
(AMI), which enables developers to access, test and develop Sugar code
in a cloud-based environment provided by Amazon Web Services' Elastic
Compute Cloud (EC2).
Sugar Community Edition is an open source application framework in
which corporate IT developers build highly customized CRM applications.
The availability of Sugar Community Edition on Amazon EC2 combines the
power and flexibility of Sugar Community Edition with the scalability
and flexibility of the Amazon cloud platform. Amazon's EC2 environment
provides an "always on" cloud platform that enables developers to
quickly provision and extend web applications such as Sugar Community
Edition, without needing to manage local servers or other hardware.
"The Sugar Community Edition AMI on Amazon Web Services continues
our goal of providing open CRM applications that run anywhere, in any
environment," said Clint Oram, co-founder and vice president of
products at SugarCRM, in a statement. "Cloud-based development
environments such as Amazon EC2 provide developers the same benefits of
cloud computing that end-users enjoy today: anytime, anywhere access to
a highly available platform at a minimal cost."
"Hosted clouds are becoming a platform of choice for ISVs to provide
organizations and developers with cloud-based access to their
enterprise applications," said Tim Hickernell, lead analyst for
Info-Tech Research Group, in a statement. "When ISVs place versions of
their business applications in the cloud, companies can exploit the
rich and flexible environment offered by software-as-a-service
architectures, either as a single application delivery choice or in
conjunction with other delivery mechanisms the ISV supports, such
on-premise implementations or locally controlled private clouds. CRM in
particular is evolving towards hybrid application architectures,
exploiting the best of every application delivery method," Hickernell
Since its introduction in 2004, Sugar Community Edition has been
downloaded over two million times and localized into more than 75
languages. More than 19,000 developers have created over 700 extensions
for Sugar Forge www.sugarforge.org, SugarCRM's community web site.
The Sugar Community Edition AMI is available today for developers at http://developer.amazonwebservices.com.