Covansys Corporation

April 10, 2006 17:00 ET

Covansys Partners with JBoss for Open Source Solutions

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--(CCNMatthews - Apr 10, 2006) -

Covansys Corporation (NASDAQ:CVNS), a global consulting and technology services company, today announced a partnership with JBoss®, Inc., the Professional Open Source company. As a Preferred JBoss Certified Systems Integrator, Covansys will offer application development to companies that build and deploy solutions on the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS™), an open source application platform that includes the JBoss Application Server, Hibernate®, JBoss Portal, JBoss jBPM, JBoss Rules, JBoss Cache, JBoss Transactions and Apache Tomcat.

Covansys will provide consulting, migration and implementation services for the JEMS platform. Covansys will have access to JBoss migration tool kits and JBoss methodologies, which Covansys will combine with its own proven methodologies to offer clients quick and cost effective migration and implementation. Further, through this partnership, Covansys is tooling its global delivery centers to be fully equipped in providing the latest technologies and architectures based on JEMS products, which will contribute to increasing business value for clients.

"Covansys plans to leverage our partnership with JBoss in order to meet the growing needs of our clients and our clients' customers, particularly in Canada where we are the first Preferred Certified Systems Integrator with this level of partnership," said Krishnaswamy Subrahmaniam, president and CEO, Covansys India, Asia-Pacific and Europe. "This relationship with JBoss positions us as a leader in open source middleware and demonstrates our commitment to our clients by enriching our service offerings and solutions."

JEMS is the market's leading open source platform for SOA (service-oriented architecture), offering a flexible, standards-based alternative to today's pricey, monolithic commercial software stacks. JEMS products can be used alone, mixed and matched or as a whole to build applications, processes and web services that drive business agility. JBoss, Inc. stands behind JEMS with the JBoss Subscription, which includes tools to assist developers at every stage of the application lifecycle, from design and development to testing and deployment, as well as ongoing management and monitoring of enterprise application deployments. JBoss Subscriptions also provide comprehensive indemnification coverage and access to JBoss Operations Network™, a world-class manageability and monitoring tool.

About Covansys

Headquartered in Michigan, Covansys Corporation (NASDAQ:CVNS) is a global consulting and technology services company specializing in industry-specific solutions, strategic outsourcing and integration services. Clients gain competitive advantage by leveraging our unique onsite, offsite, offshore delivery capability to achieve rapid deployment, world-class quality and reduced costs. Covansys is known for application maintenance and development outsourcing in the healthcare, financial services, retail and distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications and high-tech industries. Founded in 1985, Covansys now has 7,000 consultants and employees worldwide. Covansys was one of the first U.S.-based IT services companies to establish offshore facilities in India, and is a pioneer in seamlessly integrating offshore capabilities into its offerings. Two of the company's three wholly owned development centers in India are assessed at Level 5 in SEI CMM®. All three are ISO 9001:2000 certified and assessed at Level 5 in PCMM®, and five global facilities are BS7799-2:2002 certified. Visit our website:

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