SOURCE: Covalent Technologies

May 15, 2007 09:00 ET

Covalent Technologies Rolls Out Support for Apache Roller

Leading Supplier of Enterprise Open Source Support Services First to Offer Full Commercial Support for Innovative Blog Server From Apache; Also Announces Support for Apache Tomcat 6.0, Latest Version of Widely Popular Application Server

WALNUT CREEK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 -- Covalent Technologies™, the most trusted source for enterprise open source solutions, today announced it is now offering full commercial support for Apache Roller, the open source blog server from the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). In a separate announcement, Covalent announced support for Apache Tomcat 6, the latest release of the popular application server, also from the ASF.

Support for Apache Roller complements Covalent's industry leading commercial support offerings for the Apache Axis Web Services Framework, the Apache Geronimo Application Server, the Apache HTTP Web Server, and the Apache Tomcat Application Server, among the most popular open source components in the world today.

"Organizations are increasingly using blogs as a means of more effectively communicating with their customers and ecosystem," says Mark Brewer, CEO of Covalent Technologies. "Consequently, for the enterprise, blog technology is rapidly becoming an important and essential piece of their infrastructure. We are very pleased to be supporting this very worthwhile ASF project."

"The Apache Roller project, its community and code-base have grown stronger in the Apache Incubator and we've finally achieved the important milestone of graduation to full Apache project status," said Dave Johnson, blog software architect, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "As the original developer of Roller, I'm very happy to see that the success of Roller is being verified by Covalent which is now offering full commercial support. When companies with Covalent's experience and reputation offer full commercial support, it indicates that an application is in widespread use by enterprises."

About Apache Roller

Apache Roller ( is the open source blog server from the Apache Software Foundation that drives the Covalent blog, Sun Microsystem's blogging site, IBM DeveloperWorks blogs, the Javalobby's 10,000 user strong JRoller Java community site, and hundreds of other blogs worldwide. Roller graduated from the Apache Incubator in March 2007 and is now an official Apache project.

Roller is a Java Web application that is run on any Java EE server and any relational database. Some of Roller's key features include:

--  Multi-user blogging: can support tens of thousands of users and blogs
--  Group blogging with three permission levels (editor, author and
--  Support for comment moderation and comment spam prevention measures
--  Bloggers have complete control over blog layout/style via templates
--  Built-in search engine indexes weblog entry content
--  Pluggable cache and rendering system
--  Support for blog clients that support MetaWeblog API
--  All blogs have entry and comment feeds in both RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0

About Apache Tomcat 6

Apache Tomcat is among the leading application servers in the world today. Tomcat 6 has recently been released and supports the new servlet and JSP specifications from Sun Microsystems. In addition, Tomcat 6 has added a new NIO connector and advanced IO features like the Comet technique as well as other performance improvements.

For more information on Covalent's commercial support offerings, contact Covalent Technologies at 925-974-8800 or 800-444-1935 or via email at

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 Geronimo Application Server, Apache Axis Web Services Framework, Apache Roller Blog Server, and Apache HTTP, the world's leading Web server, Covalent is one of the few sources for full commercial support for Apache, Tomcat, Geronimo, Roller and Axis on a global basis. Covalent is 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, Johnson & Johnson, British Telecom, NASA, Intel, Royal Bank of Scotland, PNC Bank, 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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