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SugarCRM is pleased to announce a new tool to ease the process of migrating on-premise Sugar instances running on a MySQL database into the Sugar cloud.

 

Previously, this was a time consuming and manual process. The Instance Packager makes this a one-step process, and provides a simple method to ensure that instances are ready to be imported into the Sugar cloud.

 

The Instance Packager is available for download from the SugarCRM GitHub Repository.

SugarCRM was founded on the basic premise that your CRM should be flexible. From the outset, part of that product design philosophy was to offer flexibility in the way of deployment. That is, to give you the ultimate choice of where and how to setup, manage and maintain Sugar. Over the years, our customers have long enjoyed the ability to elect Sugar On-Site, Partner-hosted or On-Demand, each with their own distinct benefits and the flexibility to switch among them as your needs change. Deployment flexibility has given our customers a unique alternative to both the SaaS-only as well as legacy on-premises models.

 

Fast-forward 14 years and we’re now at a point where the preponderance of our customers have come to embrace the SaaS model of enterprise application software and have subsequently made the migration over. The benefits of SaaS are many, predominantly the resource-efficiency, speed, simplicity, security and scale that come along with a fully vendor-managed, cloud-delivered solution.

 

Going forward, we will be referring to Sugar On-Demand under its new name: Sugar Cloud.

 

So what is Sugar Cloud?

 

More than just a SaaS deployment option that delivers lower total cost of ownership, reduced time to value and greater user adoption, Sugar Cloud is a business strategy and a platform.

 

As a business strategy, Sugar Cloud enables you to focus on more strategic IT vs. tactical IT by delivering a secure, modern, performant, and highly interoperable system all which is managed by SugarCRM. Delivered on a quarterly release cycle, Sugar Cloud ensures an accelerated pace of product innovation. This ensures that you are always on the latest technologies and features that help you deliver the best possible customer experience. Sugar Cloud also puts customers in a better position to address both increasing consumer demand as well as regulatory policies on consumer data privacy with continued enhancements to data privacy management.

 

As a platform, Sugar Cloud opens up greater possibilities to design and configure your CRM system to suit your unique organization. Sugar Cloud delivers greater customization through configuration with a focus on minimizing any code-level effort. Also, given that your CRM serves as the nexus of your customer information, Sugar Cloud also offers unlimited REST API calls, connectors, extensions and more so that your CRM can interoperate with your broader enterprise app set, easily and at scale.

 

Be sure to follow our Releases and Sugar Cloud spaces for updates on Sugar Cloud in the months ahead.

Are you a Sugar cloud administrator? Looking to understand how to prepare your organization for quarterly Sugar cloud releases? We understand that a smooth upgrade is important to keep the business moving. To make sure you don't miss a beat, we'd like to invite you to Sugar Cloud Upgrade Best Practices.

Join us on Tuesday, June 26th at 10:00 am Pacific to learn how to maximize your time to plan and execute upgrades for each seasonal release. We'll be covering tips and best practices to help you prepare for a successful upgrade every quarter. 

Things we'll be covering:

1) Why we're on a quarterly release model

2) What customers need to be aware of around the upgrade process

3) Specific action-items customers can take now to maximize your time to plan and execute Sugar cloud upgrades

 

 

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SugarCRM will be performing scheduled maintenance to the Email Archiving (SNIP) service's infrastructure on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, starting at 8:00PM PDT (GMT-7) lasting for approximately 30 minutes.

 

During this maintenance window, the Email Archiving service will be impacted for both On-Demand and On-Site instances with the following impacts:

  • New registration and de-registration of instances with the Email Archiving service will be unavailable
  • Mail delivery into instances will be delayed during the maintenance and for up to an additional 30 minutes after the maintenance window
    • This will not result in any type of data loss, but emails sent into the SNIP service will not be processed immediately

 

After this maintenance window is complete, the source IP addresses for connections to instances will change. This is not expected to affect most customers, but administrators who have IP address restrictions in place may need to update their setting and are encouraged to contact our support team for assistance.

 

Please leave any questions/concerns as a comment below this post.

 

If you want to ensure you are up-to-date on our On-Demand offerings, please click the ‘Follow’ button under the Sugar Cloud space in the community.

Beginning this month, we are going to update our On-Demand platform to PHP 5.6. Sugar 7.7.1.0 was the first release to introduce support for this version of PHP and now that Sugar 7.6 is EOL, we can safely update all of our servers. These upgrades continue our efforts to deliver a faster, more stable, and more secure hosting option to our On-Demand customers. 

 

We will begin these upgrades in early February. There will be more specific details sent to all applicable email contacts per our On-Demand Communications policy.  For many instances, this will be a seamless process, but if you have added any customizations to your instance via Module Loader, please take this time to verify that they are compatible with PHP 5.6.

 

If you have any questions about these impending changes, please ask them below!

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We are aware of issues affecting performance or availability of a subset of instances hosted in our On-Demand environment. Our Operations team is actively working on repairing any issues.

 

This thread will be updated with any new information once available.