SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

February 27, 2007 08:00 ET

Fujitsu and Seagull Software Deliver SOA Management and Governance for Legacy Applications Through CentraSite™

Ability to Expand the Use of Legacy Assets Within and Across Enterprises With the Industry's Only Vendor-Neutral SOA Registry and Repository

SUNNYVALE, CA and ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 27, 2007 -- Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation, a leader in business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA), and Seagull Software, a leading provider of high-performance software solutions that transform legacy business applications into SOA assets, today announced that CentraSite™ integrates seamlessly with LegaSuite®, the company's flagship product, and under a cooperative marketing program agreement Seagull Software can refer CentraSite to customers through its various channels. CentraSite is the industry's only vendor-neutral, standards-based SOA registry and repository.

In September, Seagull Software announced it had become a strategic sponsor of the CentraSite Community, and the referral agreement and integration are the first steps resulting from that sponsorship. The integration of CentraSite with LegaSuite means that companies creating an SOA can expose their legacy assets to their entire corporate development community, as well as the global development community, through a centralized registry and repository that provides improved analysis and control of SOA resources and activities, promotes the reuse of services, accelerates SOA projects, and enhances the quality of a SOA. Fujitsu and Seagull Software are among 22 sponsors that contribute to the CentraSite Community to help organizations successfully design, implement, manage, govern, and optimize an SOA. The CentraSite Community, which also serves as an SOA thought leadership portal, can be accessed at www.CentraSite.com.

"This collaboration integrates two pieces of the puzzle that are critically important to the SOA strategy of every enterprise that relies on domain-rich legacy applications," said Don Addington, CEO and president of Seagull Software. "LegaSuite enables companies to use their legacy applications as services in a next-generation infrastructure. CentraSite enables these services to be effectively managed and made available for reuse. The clear benefit for customers is that as they build out their SOA infrastructure, they can minimize the risk in migrating to a SOA environment by maximizing the reuse of their proven, legacy applications."

"The integration of CentraSite with LegaSuite provides Seagull Software customers with a solution for effectively managing their growing number of SOA assets, while also giving them immediate access to the CentraSite Community and the SOA assets and skill sets of other CentraSite Community Sponsors," said Robert Sepanloo, senior vice president of the Enterprise Software and Solutions Group, Fujitsu Computer Systems. "Our partnership illustrates the benefits of the CentraSite strategy and the CentraSite Community model. By encouraging vendor collaboration, we are creating solutions that remove complexity and the risks involved in migrating from legacy applications to modern, SOA environments. This helps expand market adoption of SOAs and accelerates individual SOA projects."

Seagull Software plans to offer a CentraSite Jump Start Program to allow customers to immediately begin exploring the benefits of putting their SOA assets into CentraSite and to experience the standards-based, seamless integration between the products. For more information on the CentraSite Jump Start Program, please contact Seagull Software at info@seagullsoftware.com.

Availability

The integration of LegaSuite with CentraSite is available immediately.

About LegaSuite

LegaSuite is the key that unlocks SOA value in legacy applications. With LegaSuite, enterprises can expose legacy business processes as SOA services that are easily registered in CentraSite. Transforming legacy applications into SOA assets -- quickly, securely, and with no coding -- is Seagull Software's specialty. LegaSuite can be found in mission-critical production use in financial services, insurance, telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing, logistics and government projects.

About CentraSite

CentraSite offers maximum visibility into an SOA by providing a central registry and repository of SOA metadata, along with analysis of this data and the ability to incorporate centralized policies. This level of visibility and analysis enables organizations to minimize the risk of business disruption associated with transitioning their infrastructures to an SOA. It creates an environment for improved governance by enabling organizations to store, track, and analyze processes and their underlying services, including interdependencies, resulting in greater business agility and cost effectiveness. CentraSite has been openly designed for complete loosely coupled integration with Fujitsu Interstage® Suite of software products, Software AG's crossvision SOA suite, and solutions from CentraSite Community Sponsors and other top-tier SOA solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.CentraSite.com

About Seagull Software

Seagull Software specializes in technology that transforms "legacy" applications into SOA-compliant Web services, helping enterprises achieve exponentially faster IT support for business change, governance and compliance. Our LegaSuite® software platform includes integration, GUI, BPM and terminal emulation technology. With LegaSuite, customers connect legacy applications on IBM mainframe, ICL mainframe, iSeries, UNIX/VT and Windows client/server platforms to the Web, to other middleware and to newer-generations of applications such as portals, CRM and SCM. LegaSuite is based on open standards including Web services, XML, J2EE and .NET. Powerful and innovative tools require no coding, which means rapid results, reduced risk and no maintenance burden. Committed to providing the best customer experience in the industry, Seagull Software's technology is in use in more than 8,000 business and government organizations worldwide, and by millions of end users. Seagull Software has direct operations in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, UK, France, Sweden and Germany, supplemented by distributors serving approximately 30 additional countries. For more information, visit http://www.seagullsoftware.com.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE® strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See http://us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information. To learn more about the Interstage Suite, visit http://www.fujitsu.com/interstage

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, Interstage and TRIOLE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. CentraSite is a joint trademark of Fujitsu Limited and Software AG in the United States and other countries. Seagull and LegaSuite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagull Software, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners. The statements provided herein are for informational purposes only and may be amended or altered by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation without notice or liability. Product description data represents Fujitsu design objectives and is provided for comparative purposes; actual results may vary based on a variety of factors. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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