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Certeon Selects IBM System x Servers and Help Desk Support From IBM Global Services

Cites IBM Commitment to Innovation and Support Structure
May 19, 2009
PRNewswire-FirstCall
ARMONK, N.Y.

Certeon has selected IBM System x servers and help-desk support from IBM Global Services to support the company's Wide Area Network (WAN) Optimization and Application Acceleration appliance.

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Certeon cited IBM's commitment to innovation and support structure, including IBM's new Industry Solution Reseller (ISR) program. Under the ISR program, IBM Business Partners help customers integrate their solution often providing logistical support as well.

"We chose IBM System x servers for the combination of performance, financing options, quality, and IBM's global support network," said Peter Dougherty, CEO, Certeon. "IBM systems and services enable us to provide our customers with cost-effective, high performance solutions to quickly maximize their overall ROI."

Certeon has contracted with the Embedded Solutions Group at Avnet Technology Solutions, an IBM Business Partner. Avnet takes delivery of IBM systems, loads Certeon's aCelera Virtual Appliance software, and ships the product to Certeon's customers. This allows Certeon to focus on its core business rather than on assembly, integration and logistical issues.

Certeon's aCelera solution is being used by leading IBM clients worldwide such as a global telecommunications company and technology consulting and outsourcing corporation. Other businesses evaluating aCelera software include Fortune 500 companies in financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and aerospace.

"This is a rapidly evolving area and demonstrates how IBM and IBM Business Partners are collaborating to provide companies and their customers with a range of services, servers, storage products, software and financing," said Mark J McInnis, midmarket sales executive for IBM General Business, the business unit focused on small and midsize companies. "In today's economic environment, smart businesses are focusing on what they do best and partnering with other companies for support services."

IBM's ISR program is helping companies control expenses, improve quality, and speed time to market across many industries including media and entertainment, telecommunications, video on demand, healthcare and life sciences, aerospace and defense, security appliances and software appliances. This solution area is sometimes called the "OEM or "embedded" marketplace since IBM's products and services become one element of another company's offering.

Certeon aCelera Virtual Appliance accelerates all WAN traffic and optimizes application response time over the WAN by more than 95 percent improving remote user productivity, and providing a competitive advantage.

aCelera has been validated for Ready for IBM(R) Rational(R) Software for IBM Rational ClearCase(R) Remote Client (CCRC), which enables developers to manage the software configuration management process over the WAN.

Developers using CCRC are often geographically distributed, working remotely either in small branch offices or from home. Certeon's aCelera software runs on IBM System x servers at the data center and remote sites within a virtual machine environment and enables distributed developers to optimize CCRC transactions over the WAN.

About Certeon

Certeon's aCelera software can save enterprises more than 60 percent in operations total cost of ownership when compared to proprietary hardware appliances. aCelera is optimized for mission-critical applications such as software configuration management, enterprise content management, Web-based collaboration, and wide area file services. aCelera is flexible and easy to deploy, delivering faster, more scalable application acceleration to more users. Founded in 2003, Certeon is a private company, headquartered in Burlington, Mass For more information, visit www.certeon.com or call 781-425-5200.

  Contact:
  Will Jordan
  IBM Media Relations
  wgjordan@us.ibm.com
  914-765-6051

  Jane Shurtleff
  Certeon Marketing Communications
  jshurtleff@certeon.com
  781 425 5200 x285

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: jgluck@us.ibm.com

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SOURCE: IBM

CONTACT: Will Jordan, IBM Media Relations, wgjordan@us.ibm.com,
+1-914-765-6051; or Jane Shurtleff, Certeon Marketing Communications,
jshurtleff@certeon.com, +1-781-425-5200, x285

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