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AWS Partner Tool SaaS Boost Hits GitHub

SaaS Boost, a program that helps Amazon Web Services (AWS) partners deploy their solutions as software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, has been released to open source.

AWS first unveiled SaaS Boost as a preview last December during its virtual re:Invent conference. It was one of several partner-centric tools and programs announced at the event. This week, AWS announced its availability on GitHub, following "interest from hundreds of developers in the project."

"Throughout the preview period with developers all over the world, we received interest from large industry-leading software companies who want to offer their traditional products in an easier way, startups who want to build new products with it, and systems integrators modernizing enterprise software of behalf of customers," wrote Adrian De Luca, head of Worldwide Partner Solution Architecture for Strategic Development in AWS, in a blog post. "Our objective with AWS SaaS Boost is to get great quality software based on years of experience in the hands of as many developers and companies as possible. Because SaaS Boost is open source software, anyone can help improve it."

SaaS Boost is meant to guide independent software vendors (ISVs) through the process of migrating their applications to SaaS, as well as provides pre-built software components like deployment automation, usage analytics and tools to manage metering and billing.

It also integrates with AWS tools that promote security and best practices, including CloudFormation, Route 53, Elastic Load Balancing, Identity and Access Management, and Lambda.

"Think of AWS SaaS Boost like a space launch system for your applications, with all the ground operation and rockets to help you propel and manage your software as a service in the AWS cloud," De Luca said.

With SaaS Boost now on GitHub, AWS says it plans to cultivate a developer community around the product, with contributors sharing code to improve its features. "As the project matures, we plan to invite other maintainers to take active roles in determining the project's direction."

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