CORRECTING and REPLACING Sugar Community Edition Available for Developers on Amazon EC2

Allows SugarCRM Developers to Take Advantage of Development in the Cloud

CORRECTION...by SugarCRM

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the sixth graph, first sentence of the release the URL should read: http://developer.amazonwebservices.com/connect/entry.jspa?externalID=2672 (sted http://developer.amazonwebservices.com).

“Hosted clouds are becoming a platform of choice for ISVs to provide organizations and developers with cloud-based access to their enterprise applications”

The corrected release reads: 

SUGAR COMMUNITY EDITION AVAILABLE FOR DEVELOPERS ON AMAZON EC2

Allows SugarCRM Developers to Take Advantage of Development in the Cloud

SugarCRM, the world’s leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, today 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 allows developers to access, test and develop Sugar code in a cloud-based environment provided by Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

The availability of Sugar Community Edition on Amazon EC2 marries the power and flexibility of Sugar Community Edition with one of the most scalable and flexible cloud platforms available today. Amazon’s EC2 environment provides an “always on” cloud platform for developers to quickly provision and extend web applications such as Sugar Community Edition, without needing to manage local servers or other hardware. Sugar Community Edition is an open source application framework in which corporate IT developers build highly customized CRM applications.

“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. “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.”

The announcement of Sugar Community Edition on Amazon provides another way for developers to engage with one of the world’s most popular CRM applications. 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.

“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. “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.”

The Sugar Community Edition AMI is available today for developers at http://developer.amazonwebservices.com/connect/entry.jspa?externalID=2672.

About SugarCRM

SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software. Founded as an open source project in 2004, SugarCRM applications have been downloaded over five million times and currently serve over 500,000 users in 75 languages. Over 5,000 customers have chosen SugarCRM's On-Site and Cloud Computing services over lock-in based, proprietary alternatives. In the last year, SugarCRM has been recognized for its customer success and product innovation by CRM Magazine, InfoWorld, Customer Interaction Solutions and Intelligent Enterprise.

For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll-free in the US, email contact@sugarcrm.com, or visit http://www.sugarcrm.com.

Contacts

SugarCRM
Chris Harrick, 408-454-6947
charrick@sugarcrm.com
or
Schwartz Communications for SugarCRM
Christine McKeown, 415-512-0770
SugarCRM@schwartz-pr.com

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