SOURCE: SolarWinds

SolarWinds

March 31, 2011 22:30 ET

SolarWinds Continues Global Expansion With Investment in India

New Partnership With Comstor and India Sales Team Will Enable the Company to Continue Expansion in Key Region

AUSTIN, TX and CHENNAI, INDIA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) -  SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software for companies worldwide, announced today that it plans to expand its presence in India. The company currently operates a development center in Chennai. SolarWinds now plans to hire sales personnel to sell in the India market and has entered into a distribution relationship with Comstor India.

Overview:

  • Comstor India is a specialty distributor in enterprise networking, data center and mobility technologies. SolarWinds plans to leverage Comstor's market expertise and offer select resellers and customers access to SolarWinds' full scope of award-winning IT management products including SolarWinds' network management product portfolio, SolarWinds Application Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Storage Profiler, and virtualization management from Hyper9 (acquired by SolarWinds in January 2011). 
  • SolarWinds is also recruiting reseller partners interested in selling and supporting SolarWinds products in the region. Interested companies should contact reseller@solarwinds.com for more information. 
  • The Chennai office will continue to be a development center for the company, but will now include inside sales personnel along with channel support for the region.
  • SolarWinds was established in 1998, employs more than 400 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company has additional international locations in Singapore; Brisbane, Australia; Cork, Ireland; and Brno, Czech Republic.

Supporting Quotes:

"We believe that we have an opportunity to expand our sales in India, based on our unique approach to solving today's real world IT Management problems. Our easy to use, powerful and affordable software combined with our unique web-based marketing model provide us a unique model that few other enterprise software companies can match," said Kevin Thompson, President and CEO, SolarWinds. "Our investment in India represents an important step in our continued global expansion."

"SolarWinds' strategic alignment with Cisco, combined with its powerful and easy-to-use features, presents an attractive value proposition for our resellers and their end users in the Indian market," said Santosh Sankunny - Business Head - Comstor. "We look forward to working with SolarWinds and anticipate that their products will prove to be very beneficial to companies in this market who are looking to solve a full range of real-world IT management challenges, easily and affordably."

For more information on SolarWinds IT management products, visit www.solarwinds.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may be deemed to contain "forward-looking" statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including SolarWinds' expectations of its growth and expansion in the India market. These forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by terms such as "continues," "believes," "plans" or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those risks and uncertainties described more fully in documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this release is as of the date hereof and SolarWinds undertakes no duty to update this information except as required by law.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become "status quo" in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at www.solarwinds.com.

SolarWinds, SolarWinds.com, and Orion are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact Information

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