SugarCRM® and SIOS® Announce Partnership

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SugarCRM and SIOS to demonstrate the use of the cloud to reach “five nines” of availability at Sugarcon 2010.

SIOS Technology, Inc. (TYO:3744), a leading provider of Web application software and data center infrastructure; and SugarCRM, the world's leading provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, today announced that they will be jointly showcasing how SugarCRM’s mission-critical business applications are leveraging the cloud for high availability (HA) and disaster recovery.

HA for SugarCRMTM, which is being demonstrated at SugarCon during the keynote address at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco today, allows administrators to install both their production application and an HA mirror on-premise in either a physical or virtual environment, or off-premise in the cloud. The HA technology from SIOS provides integrated services including application monitoring for the database, the SugarCRM application and its associated web server.

In the event of software or hardware failure, HA for SugarCRM assures that users are automatically failed over to a mirror instance of the system in real-time. This mirror can reside in a separate geographical location within the same cloud service provider, or a different cloud service provider. In order to achieve the highest levels of business continuity, all business and application data is replicated between the production and mirrored systems in real-time to ensure that data is not lost and users experience no disruption.

"This partnership is a direct result of what CIOs have been asking for - increased availability coupled with the flexibility, efficiency and economies associated with the cloud." said Jim Kaskade, SIOS Chief of Cloud. "The combination of SIOS and SugarCRM technologies will provide both CRM and business continuity on demand."

“The cloud has proven to be an effective way to reduce cost and complexity for businesses of all sizes” said Clint Oram, co-founder and vice president of products at SugarCRM. “With HA for SugarCRM, users can ensure total uptime for their mission critical CRM systems without spending significant resources on additional parallel infrastructure. They can simply rest assured knowing they will have secure access to their customer data and CRM system – anytime, anywhere.”

SugarCRM will be offering HA for SugarCRM in beta for customers starting immediately, with a target of making the release generally available later in 2010. Demonstrations of HA for SugarCRM will be held at the SIOS booth #201 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco April 12-14. A special session on “Why Enterprises Care about High Availability and Disaster Recovery with SugarCRM” will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13th at the conference.

About SugarCRM
SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software. Over 6,000 customers and more than half a million users rely on SugarCRM to execute marketing programs, grow sales, retain customers and create custom business applications. Leading publications such as CRM Magazine, InfoWorld and eWeek praise SugarCRM for its ease-of-use, flexibility and open design. SugarCRM runs on the leading cloud computing platforms, including Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, Sugar On-Demand and Private Clouds, offering customers unparalleled choice and control of their data and deployments.

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

Media Contacts:
Christine McKeown, Schwartz Communications for SugarCRM
415-512-0770

About SIOS
Since its founding in 1997, SIOS Technology (TYO:3744) has become a recognized provider of web application software and data center infrastructure, with a focus on the development and distribution of open source software (OSS) such as Linux. SIOS is a trusted supplier of solutions which lower the costs of enterprises' information systems. Leveraging its expertise in OSS, SIOS’ Cloud Computing offerings result in higher productivity and continued cost reductions for enterprises. SIOS is committed to the development of innovative software technologies and being a recognized influencer in the global IT industry.

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For more information, visit http://www.sios.com.

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For more information, contact Michael Hopkins, VisiTech PR, at (303) 752-3552 ext. 230.

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