SOURCE: Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation

September 14, 2010 08:00 ET

Progress Software Unveils Vision for Cloud Deployment Simplification

Advanced Cloud-Enablement Services Provides 2,500+ ISV Partners and Customers With All the Tools Necessary to Deliver Applications in the Cloud

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a leading software provider that enables enterprises to become operationally responsive, today unveiled its strategy to simplify the deployment of applications in the cloud to an audience of more than 2,500 customers and partners at the Progress Exchange 2010 Online Conference. Progress Software pioneered SaaS enablement several years ago, and is again breaking new ground by introducing advanced cloud-enablement services that will help enterprises deploy business applications and integration services in the cloud.

Attendees at the Progress Exchange 2010 Online Conference are being presented a cloud-based portal, named Progress® Arcade™, that provides software developers with the means to test, demonstrate, and deploy their cloud-enabled business applications using the integrated Progress® OpenEdge® SaaS platform. The Progress Arcade portal will also enable software developers to experience the capabilities of other Progress products, including the Progress Sonic® ESB, the Progress Actional® SOA Management platform, and the Progress Savvion® BPM platform.

Enterprises will benefit from lower deployment costs and collaboration with one of the largest communities in the world comprising ISV partners, IT consultants, and mid-market IT developers. Progress Arcade portal users will also benefit from detailed educational resources, ranging from best practice white papers to step-by-step lab exercises. Progress is leading the way by educating enterprises on the benefits and capabilities that can be gained through the latest technology, including cloud adoption and deployment.

Initially available on Amazon EC2, the first deliverable will be available to Progress customers and partners in late October. It will provide:

  • Access to a complete "in the box" integrated SaaS platform
  • A public cloud infrastructure sand-box
  • An easily accessible and affordable environment for evaluating Progress products
  • A community of one of the largest ecosystems of ISVs, IT Consultants and Enterprise IT Developers deploying SaaS applications today.

Colleen Smith, Vice President of SaaS for Progress Software, said: "Getting from the education phase through to the deployment of a cloud-based, modern application can seem very daunting, especially for smaller ISVs with limited resources. The Progress Arcade portal brings together the key ingredients necessary to test and deploy a cloud-based application, best practices and resources for implementation, and most importantly, a global developer community for sharing ideas and experiences."

About Progress Software Corporation
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive to changing conditions and customer interactions as they occur -- to capitalize on new opportunities, drive greater efficiencies and reduce risk. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class infrastructure software spanning event-driven visibility and real-time response, open integration, data access and integration, and application development and deployment -- all supporting on-premises and SaaS/Cloud deployments. Progress maximizes the benefits of operational responsiveness while minimizing IT complexity and total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at www.progress.com or +1-781-280-4000.

Progress, OpenEdge, Sonic, Savvion, Arcade, and Actional are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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