SOURCE: Hubspan, Inc.

Hubspan, Inc.

November 10, 2010 09:00 ET

Middleware Management Partners Corp and Hubspan Team Up to Extend IBM WebSphere to the Cloud With WebSpan SaaS Integration Platform

Strategic Partnership Furthers MMPC's Integration Expertise to Help Companies Achieve Agile, Cost-Effective and Impactful B2B Collaboration and Secure Information Exchange

SAN DIEGO, CA and SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) -  Hubspan, the leading provider of cloud-based business integration solutions, and Middleware Management Partners Corp (MMPC), an advanced IBM WebSphere business partner, are joining forces to extend IBM WebSphere to the cloud. MMPC is the first IBM business partner to resell the WebSpan platform -- a joint solution from Hubspan and IBM WebSphere. The WebSpan cloud solutions further MMPC's portfolio in integration middleware, service oriented architecture (SOA), business process management (BPM) and messaging as well as furthers the company's reach in key industry sectors, such as healthcare, manufacturing and government.

This strategic partnership enables companies to quickly deploy multi-enterprise integration solutions and extend legacy infrastructure across the B2B cloud. As a "middleware-in-the-cloud" service, WebSpan does not require any hardware or software to install, configure, maintain or support. Customers can increase the functionality of on-premise middleware and integration solutions by leveraging the WebSpan cloud.

At launch, MMPC will sell targeted WebSpan B2B integration solutions to its customers for eProcurement, Accounts Payable, File Transfer and other business processes. The companies are also planning joint industry-specific packages for healthcare and other key verticals.

"MMPC consultants and engineers are experts in middleware, integration and IBM technologies, and with WebSpan, they will provide customers an ability to extend legacy infrastructure to the cloud as well as have a cloud alternative for B2B integration," said Megan Pulliam, general manager of channels for Hubspan. "Our partnership with MMPC is one more step in our ongoing market development and expansion of the WebSpan partnership with IBM."

"WebSpan is a natural complement to MMPC's existing IBM middleware solutions and managed services," said Richard Cromie, co-founder and president of MMPC. "Our customers have expressed a great deal of interest in improving and securing their connectivity with trading partners, and we think WebSpan is an extremely attractive choice to present to them."

Complementary to MMPC's Middleware Administration Services, all WebSpan solutions include integration services from Hubspan's expert team of service and support professionals giving customers best-in-class services and support for their integration needs. For more information on the Hubspan MMPC partnership visit http://www.hubspan.com/partners/strategic-partners/ or contact webspan@hubspan.com.

About Hubspan Inc
Hubspan is the leading provider of cloud-based B2B integration solutions, helping companies connect and collaborate with internal and external business communities. Hubspan's flagship solution is the WebSpan SaaS Integration Platform. An enterprise-class solution, WebSpan provides a flexible, secure and cost-effective way for businesses to exchange information and streamline business processes across companies and systems. Thousands of organizations, from small enterprises to the Fortune 500, successfully use the platform every day for real-time B2B integration. WebSpan is available in packaged integration processes, from managed file transfer, PO, e-invoicing and punchout to full business processes, such as Supply Chain, Customer Integration, Advanced EDI and B2B eCommerce. For more information, go to www.hubspan.com or email webspan@hubspan.com.

About Middleware Management Partners Corp (MMPC)
Middleware Management Partners Corp (MMPC) offers a comprehensive and cost-effective set of integration solutions and managed services for companies who run an IBM-based WebSphere EAI, ESB, or SOA environment. With decades of experience in IBM middleware and a proven history of designing, developing, and supporting integrated systems, MMPC can help keep your business critical applications up, running and available.