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Open Source Integrators Meet Amazon's Cloud (Again)

The VAR Guy

March 12, 2009

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Open Source Integrators Meet Amazon's Cloud (Again)

If you want to see the future of the IT channel, take a look at Levementum, a system integrator that is deploying a range of open source applications (from Compiere to SugarCRM) in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Ec2). Levementum isn’t alone. Progressive solutions providers across the globe are plugging into Amazon Web Services.

In the latest move, Levementum this week disclosed plans to support Compiere Cloud Edition, which automates accounting, purchasing, order fulfillment, manufacturing, warehousing and CRM (customer relationship management) processes

Oh, and a shameless plug: Levementum and two other integrators (OpenBI and Horizon Info Services) will describe their cloud strategies during The VAR Guy: Live webcast on April 15.

Who’s Doing What?

OpenBI recently deployed Pentaho’s open source business intelligence software in Amazon’s cloud. And Horizon Info Services is a true believer in the Google Apps Reseller program, a SaaS (software as a service) offering for channel partners.

Meanwhile, many solutions providers have started linking on-premise software (such as Vembu StoreGrid) to Amazon’s cloud. And start-ups like JumpBox are pushing dozens of open source application stacks into Amazon’s cloud.

Are cloud and SaaS options perfect? Certainly not. Will some solutions providers implode as they try to master cloud and SaaS options? Absolutely.

But The VAR Guy believes savvy solutions providers are poised to cash in on selected cloud options.

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