SOURCE: Tideway Systems

February 23, 2007 09:00 ET

Tideway Systems Joins Opsware Technology Alliance Partner Program

Customers to Benefit From Comprehensive Data Center Automation Solution

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 23, 2007 --Tideway Systems, the independent leader in IT service configuration management solutions for enterprises, today announced it has joined Opsware's Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. Through the partnership, Tideway and Opsware will provide access to a broad range of Data Center Automation capabilities, enabling customers to more rapidly achieve operational efficiencies and reduce labor costs across their IT infrastructures.

"In integrating our technologies, we are bringing together two model-driven IT approaches to create something greater than the sum of the parts," said Donald Klein, VP of Alliances for Tideway Systems. "Tideway's Foundation automatically maintains a view of the configuration of an enterprise data center from a business application perspective, driving the identification of critical configuration problems and patch discrepancies, for remediation by Opsware, and then verification by Tideway that they have been completed."

With the cost and complexity of today's IT infrastructure spiraling out of control, enterprises are turning to IT Automation to increase productivity, ensure policy compliance, remediate security threats, and reduce labor expenses. The Opsware Technology Alliance Partner program supports the increasing demand for this technology by providing an effective way to address customer needs for server, network and application automation. As the fastest growing data center automation vendor, Opsware will provide Tideway Systems the opportunity to integrate with its award-winning IT Automation software and leverage its global sales and marketing activities to generate customer leads and drive revenue.

"By combining Opsware's IT Automation software with Tideway's Foundation, customers will benefit from a broader spectrum of critical IT Automation capabilities," said John O'Farrell, executive vice president of business development at Opsware Inc. "The joint technologies will provide customers with a comprehensive data center management solution, which has become a necessity for today's enterprises as they focus on cutting costs, increasing operational efficiencies, and generating immediate ROI."

Using an agentless approach, Foundation automatically models an enterprise's distributed business applications and maps them to their supporting infrastructure, serving as a cornerstone of integrated enterprise systems management solutions and for implementing IT best practices. Sophisticated browser-based reporting and visualization as well as integration capabilities make this IT intelligence available in an actionable form right at the point of decision or analysis and support Tideway's mission to make IT service management As Simple As Search™.

About the Opsware Technology Alliance Partner Program

The Opsware Inc. (NASDAQ: OPSW) Technology Alliance Partner program provides customers with the most extensive and comprehensive data center management solution available today. Opsware Technology Partners are comprised of best of breed, market-leading software and platform vendors who offer technology that complements a single Opsware product or the entire Opsware solution suite.

About Tideway Systems

Tideway Systems™ is the independent leader in IT service configuration management for enterprises. Tideway's flagship product, Foundation, provides essential transparency of data center configuration and dependencies, makes configuration management as simple as search and counts among its customers British American Tobacco, BP, British Telecom (BT), BSkyB, Co-operative Bank, Dimension Data, Dresdner Kleinwort, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), ING, JCB, JPMorgan Chase, Linklaters, LogicaCMG, and Mizuho Bank Ltd.

Tideway Systems is a privately held company with offices in the UK, USA and Germany. Tideway is recognized by leading industry analyst firms as a market leader, and the only independent Application Dependency-Mapping vendor. See http://www.tideway.com for further information.

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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