SOURCE: GridApp Systems

September 10, 2007 08:00 ET

GridApp Systems Forms Sales and Marketing Partnership With Opsware

Opsware to Resell GridApp Clarity Database Automation Software

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - GridApp Systems, a leading provider of database automation software and solutions, today announced an agreement through which Opsware (NASDAQ: OPSW), the leading provider of data center automation software, has the option to resell GridApp's Clarity database automation software with the Opsware System through its worldwide field sales and channel teams based on select customer needs. The combined offering of Opsware's data center automation platform and GridApp Clarity provides customers with the industry's most comprehensive solution for a fully automated data center.

Opsware provides the industry's only Data Center Automation suite that works across servers, networks, storage and IT processes. GridApp provides a cross-platform solution that automates the management of database infrastructures, including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. In particular, GridApp automates the complex provisioning and configuration database tasks that are typically performed by highly skilled database experts. With these database management functions automated, any administrator can now manage tasks that otherwise would require dedicated experts. The ability to manage across all of these components is critical for customers as they are under pressure to enforce standards and ensure compliance across the data center. GridApp Clarity complements Opsware's full suite of automation products, enabling customers to leverage automation more broadly across their IT environments.

"We are excited to be partnering with GridApp Systems to provide our joint customers with a comprehensive solution for automating mission critical data center operations," said Sharmila Shahani, EVP of marketing at Opsware Inc. "GridApp's seamless integration with Opsware allows us to provide IT organizations with comprehensive data center automation that includes the entire database infrastructure."

GridApp's Clarity database automation management software provides enterprises with a complete solution for improving the manageability and efficiency of their complex database infrastructures. GridApp's closed-loop solution manages the complete database lifecycle, including the automation of recurring operational tasks such as provisioning, patching, and configuration management. Through Clarity, enterprises can achieve greater predictability and consistency across their database operations to achieve bottom line results.

"Opsware and GridApp have seen strong demand for a data center automation solution spanning servers, network devices, storage, and the database infrastructure, and together we have already secured multiple customers, including a financial services powerhouse," said Mike Leeolou, vice president of sales at GridApp Systems. "Furthering our partnership with Opsware provides customers with a true end-to-end solution for data center automation, resulting in even greater operational efficiencies and a higher return on investment."

GridApp is also a member of Opsware's Technology Alliance Partner Program which delivers integration between GridApp Clarity and Opsware's data center automation suite of products.

About GridApp Systems

GridApp Systems is a leading provider of database automation solutions to help businesses gain control of their heterogeneous database infrastructures. Currently supporting hundreds of customer installations worldwide, across multiple industries such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, education, eCommerce, and technology, GridApp's market leading products and services have helped businesses deploy and better manage their critical database assets. GridApp Systems automates to help drive businesses forward. For more information, visit www.gridapp.com.

Opsware is a service mark and trademark of Opsware Inc. All other product names, service marks, and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

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