SOURCE: OpenLogic

February 26, 2008 12:54 ET

OpenLogic Records Banner Growth in 2007 as Demand for Open Source Management and Governance Solutions Takes Off

Record Revenue for 2007; Customer Base More Than Triples

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source software solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced record revenue for 2007 as enterprise demand for open source management and governance solutions increases. In 2007, OpenLogic delivered record revenues, showing increases in all categories, including new customer, expansion and renewal revenue.

In addition, OpenLogic more than tripled the number of customers. OpenLogic customers, including 3 companies in the Fortune 10 and many in the Fortune 500, use OpenLogic to maximize the efficiency of their open source software. Using OpenLogic's governance software, certified library and consolidated support, customers are able to take advantage of the significant cost savings and flexibility of open source software while mitigating potential risks.

OpenLogic allows companies to consolidate their open source provisioning, governance and support through a single vendor. Customers have embraced this model by significantly expanding their relationship with OpenLogic. For example, the average OpenLogic customer uses nearly 100 open source packages and enlists OpenLogic to provide consolidated, one-stop support for on average sixty packages. The top five support packages purchased in 2007 were:

--  PostgreSQL;
--  JBoss;
--  Tomcat;
--  Apache HTTP Server; and
--  Hibernate.
    

New Trend in Open Source: Consolidated Support

SkyWay Systems, Inc., which provides onboard, intelligent communications services to automobiles such as Ford, uses JBoss, Hibernate, MySQL, Apache and Tomcat in production.

"Using OpenLogic, I get consolidated support for multiple open source components," said Ted Nichols, vice president and chief information officer at Skyway. "In addition to aggregated support, OpenLogic pre-qualifies the packages to ensure they integrate as smoothly and safely as possible, and they indemnify the packages to protect me from licensing issues. OpenLogic provides assurance that I am using supported, integrated, and legal software. It's impressive that they offer this across all my open source components at a price point lower than combined support and license packages from companies like Red Hat."

The OpenLogic Expert Community At Work

OpenLogic's open source support model combines a traditional "one-number-to-call" approach with the strength of the open source community. To efficiently and quickly solve more complex support and trouble-shooting issues, OpenLogic goes directly to the source, whether it's a developer in the field, a professional support partner, or a commercial open source company. In 2007, the OpenLogic Expert Community grew to 160 members. Field experts who OpenLogic pays on a per-incident basis helped resolve almost half of OpenLogic's support issues in 2007, with the remainder being resolved by OpenLogic's in house experts.

Growing The Certified Library

The OpenLogic Certified Library today includes 380 packages. Last year, OpenLogic certified 180 new open source packages using its 42-point process that ensures any new addition to the library is enterprise-ready. In addition, OpenLogic is continually adding new versions and releases for open source packages that are already in the Certified Library. Customers such as Skyway rely on the Certified Library to maintain version control over new releases and security patches, helping to mitigate risk and accelerate innovation.

"OpenLogic's mission is to make it easier than ever to consume, deploy and manage open source software," said Steven Grandchamp, CEO of OpenLogic. "The big pain point today for enterprise customers is how take advantage of all the benefits that open source has to offer while minimizing risk and containing IT management headaches. For enterprises that want to adopt open source, OpenLogic's consolidated support and management and governance solutions offer the most cost-effective, efficient and comprehensive insurance available today."

OpenLogic Announces The Open Source Census

In 2007, OpenLogic announced The Open Source Census, a collaborative initiative designed to provide enterprises a way to easily inventory the open source software installed on their machines and anonymously submit that data to The Open Source Census. Data collected in The Open Source Census will be aggregated and shared publicly on the Internet and will also be available to the enterprises who contribute data in 2008. The Open Source Census will use OSS Discovery, which OpenLogic released under an open source license in December. It scans any number of machines and generates a list of all of the installed open source software and version numbers, regardless of license.

For more information on The Open Source Census project or co-sponsor opportunities, please visit www.osscensus.org. Downloads for OSS Discovery and access to the community for OSS Discovery are at www.ossdiscovery.org.

About OpenLogic

OpenLogic is a leading provider of open source solutions that enable enterprises to safely acquire, support, and control open source software. OpenLogic provides enterprises with a certified library of open source software that encompasses hundreds of the most popular open source packages via OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX), a free web site where companies can find, research, and download certified, enterprise-ready open source packages on demand. With the broadest open source coverage in the industry, OpenLogic offers indemnification; updates; and enterprise-grade technical support backed by the OpenLogic Expert Community. OpenLogic also provides solutions for open source governance and to automate the integration and deployment of open source components -- reducing the risk and maximizing the cost savings associated with using open source software. For more on OpenLogic, go to www.openlogic.com.

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