SugarCRM adds private cloud option with automated data isolation

Summary:SugarCRM is the latest software provider to try to lure enterprise customers with a more private path to the cloud.

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NEW YORK -- Need another private cloud option? Now there's another with the debut of SugarCRM's own Private Cloud.

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Announced at the start of the online software company's SugarCon 2013 expo in New York this week, the core purpose for the Sugar Private Cloud is to provide a private, dedicated cloud-based instance of SugarCRM’s customer management software.

In asserting just how private its offering is, Sugar said that its architecture provides a dedicated database for each customer’s data, which is designed to provide "absolute data segregation."

At the same time, the Sugar Private Cloud is set up to work with other global cloud providers to be delivered via worldwide data centers.

With the addition of the Private Cloud, SugarCRM now has three delivery models, with the other two being on-premise and an on-demand, multi-tenant service.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based corporation specified that customers aren't locked into one delivery model. So with the private option rolling out, they could elect to move their deployments among these models.

The Sugar Private Cloud is available now in the United States, Ireland, Singapore, Japan, Australia and Brazil.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Apps, Cloud, Collaboration, Software

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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