SugarCRM Opens Up To Amazon EC2 - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Software // Enterprise Applications
News
9/9/2009
02:50 PM
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

SugarCRM Opens Up To Amazon EC2

Sugar Community Edition 5.2 gives developers a central location to produce and assemble custom Sugar apps.

SugarCRM is making its open source customer relationship management application, Sugar Community Edition, available to developers on the Amazon EC2 cloud.

Sugar Community Edition 5.2 is available as a pre-packaged Amazon Machine Image on the Amazon site to give development teams a central location to produce and assemble custom Sugar applications, said Clint Oram, SugarCRM's co-founder and VP of product management. Developers can be located at different sites around the world and still contribute code to the common site, he said.

Developers can provision an application and test it in Amazon's EC2 cloud without needing special hardware set up by their IT department, he added. The EC2 offering is aimed at independent software vendors producing custom versions of Sugar as well as enterprise developers.

"In the cloud, a team of developers can do development and test in a mirror image of their production environment," said Oram. To do so, developers need to capture and upload a copy of their production environment to the cloud.

In May, SugarCRM announced a Cloud Console for its Express edition of Sugar, making the $499 per year version of its software available in the cloud as well. The Express edition is aimed at five users, with a $799 version aimed at 10 users. When used in the cloud, it is available at cloud rates under $10 per user per month.

Sugar is open source code built as a PHP and MySQL application. In the future, it will be able to run on a variety of clouds as well as Amazon's EC2, said Oram.


InformationWeek has published an in-depth report on the public cloud, digging into the gritty details of cloud computing services from a dozen vendors. Download the report here (registration required).

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Slideshows
IT Careers: Top 10 US Cities for Tech Jobs
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  1/14/2020
Commentary
Predictions for Cloud Computing in 2020
James Kobielus, Research Director, Futurum,  1/9/2020
News
What's Next: AI and Data Trends for 2020 and Beyond
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  12/30/2019
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
The Cloud Gets Ready for the 20's
This IT Trend Report explores how cloud computing is being shaped for the next phase in its maturation. It will help enterprise IT decision makers and business leaders understand some of the key trends reflected emerging cloud concepts and technologies, and in enterprise cloud usage patterns. Get it today!
Slideshows
Flash Poll