SOURCE: Covalent Technologies

October 27, 2005 14:26 ET

Covalent Technologies™ Announces Strategic Partnership With BEA Systems

Leading Supplier of Complete Enterprise Open Source Solutions to Provide BEA With Back-Line Support Services for the Apache Tomcat Application Server

WALNUT CREEK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2005 -- Covalent Technologies™, the most trusted source for complete enterprise open source solutions, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS), a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software.

As a part of a blended approach to mixing and matching open source and commercial software, BEA Systems plans to offer blended BEA WebLogic® management and deployment technologies. The technologies will be designed to provide automated management and production-level support for customers using Apache Tomcat. Instead of utilizing multiple management interfaces, or multiple vendors to resolve development and deployment issues, BEA customers will be able to have access to one of the world's first and only environments designed for blended Apache Tomcat and BEA Weblogic servers. As part of the support offering, Covalent will provide BEA with back-line support services for the Apache Tomcat Application Server, one of the most popular open source components in the world today.

"We are very pleased to expand our partnership with BEA," says Mark Brewer, chief executive officer of Covalent Technologies. "Now, for the first time, BEA customers deploying the Apache Tomcat Application Server can take full advantage of production support and deep expertise from Covalent, the recognized leader in providing products and services for Apache Tomcat."

"Developers want the ability to mix-and-match the best components and deployment platforms that give them optimal and unique building blocks to get their jobs done," said Peter Cooper-Ellis, Executive Vice President of BEA Systems, Inc. "Apache Tomcat support will be another step in our continued dedication to making application development more efficient and fun so that developers can be more productive as well as helping the high number of Apache Tomcat users seeking production-level support."

About Covalent Technologies

Founded in 1998, Covalent Technologies is the most trusted source for complete enterprise open source solutions. The leading provider of products and services for the Apache Tomcat Application Server, Apache Axis Web Services Framework, and Apache HTTP, the world's leading Web server, Covalent is one of the few sources for full commercial support for Apache, Tomcat, and Axis on a global basis. Covalent has been the trusted source that Fortune 1000 enterprises turn to when migrating to open source and when deploying new open source initiatives. Covalent currently supports more than 50% of Fortune 500 and 70% of Fortune 100 companies. Customers include, among others: SBC, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, National Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Johnson & Johnson, British Telecom, Fidelity Investments, NASA, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, General Electric, and Bear Stearns. Covalent has assembled the deepest talent pool of Apache experts in the industry and is proud to be one of the most distinguished supporters of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the dominant community for usable open source, and the open source community in general. For more information, visit

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