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January 19, 2015 12:00 ET

Tropo Launches Robust Platform With Apcera's Continuum, Enabling Mission-Critical Communications Apps for Service Providers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 19, 2015) - Apcera® and Tropo today announced that they have partnered to provide telcos and developers with the most advanced platform for building and delivering mission-critical communications apps. Tropo, the leader in real-time telco APIs, will now offer its users Continuum®, Apcera's robust policy-driven platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that enables users to quickly and securely deploy, orchestrate and govern various workloads on premise and in the cloud. The planned joint solution will be deployed by a Tier 1 carrier in 2015.

Apcera's Continuum is an enterprise-class IT platform that integrates policy and governance, enabling users to achieve a significantly faster time-to-market for apps and other critical deployments, without sacrificing crucial security requirements. The platform will go hand-in-hand with Tropo's offerings, which allow telcos, developers and enterprises to quickly create and deploy real-time voice, video and messaging apps using simple, developer-friendly APIs.

The global cloud market -- including private, public and hybrid cloud -- is estimated to be $118 billion this year and grow to $200 billion by 2018, according to analyst firm IDC. Telcos have a great opportunity to benefit from the growth of cloud services - both as providers and adopters of the technology -- because it enables delivery of innovative communications services, significantly reduces costs, and improves flexibility and user experiences. Continuum, which applies policy consistently across all layers, enables Tropo to provide a highly secure and flexible, telco-grade platform for building next-generation communications solutions.

"Apcera is a young, agile company that is leveraging its innovative technology to reinvent the PaaS market, much like Tropo has done in the communications-as-a-service space," said Jason Goecke, CEO and president of Tropo. "Our solutions are perfect complements to each other, and bringing them together will give our customers a great opportunity to leverage a leading-edge PaaS to speed new cloud-based communications apps to market, while ensuring a high level of security."

The industry's first PaaS++ solution, Continuum delivers baked-in compliance and offers reserved capacity and more fine-grained control over resources, including network and service access. More importantly, for users that are concerned about exposing their services to the Internet, Continuum's strong focus on policy enables the use of business rules to regulate access into and out of the platform, rather than involving core network or security teams.

"Tropo shares our vision for delivering the platform and solutions telcos require to develop new offerings to differentiate themselves in a competitive market," said Derek Collison, founder and CEO of Apcera. "We look forward to working with Tropo to showcase the ease with which new, high-performance communications apps can be quickly developed and securely deployed with our respective offerings."

About Apcera
Based in San Francisco, Calif., Apcera has deployed the world's first policy-driven platform for global 2000 companies. Continuum, Apcera's flagship product is a PaaS++ that deploys, orchestrates and governs a diverse set of workloads, on premise and in the cloud. In September 2014, Ericsson purchased majority interest in Apcera, though Apcera remains an independent company. For more information, visit www.apcera.com, read our blog or follow us on twitter: @apcera.

About Tropo
Tropo lives at the intersection of developers and service providers. We invest in revolutionary ideas and innovate new communications solutions. Tropo products are used by over 140,000 developers and by many of the largest operators, mobile carriers, businesses and service providers around the world. For more information, visit www.tropo.com.

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