Press Release | June 2, 2009

Apprenda Selected as a Network Partner for the Microsoft BizSpark Program

Albany, NY  — Apprenda, creators of Apprenda, a powerful Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering for rapidly commercializing .NET software applications as pure multitenant Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings, has been selected to join the Microsoft BizSpark program as a Network Partner.

With Apprenda’s Apprenda platform, BizSpark startups can now build standard .NET based web applications, and deploy them as fully commercialized, multi-tenant SaaS offerings, complete with all of the critical SaaS specific business systems and tools needed to operate a successful SaaS business.  Things like the application billing system, provisioning system, full application lifecycle management system and much more are all provided by the platform, allowing startups to focus 100% on their product functionality.

“Many of today’s software startups are looking to the cloud to deliver their applications and we understand the technical and business challenges involved,” said Jacob Mullins, Startup Development Manager at Microsoft Corp. “Participating BizSpark startups will now be able to combine the power of the Microsoft platform with Apprenda platform to build, deliver and commercialize software + services applications.”

The BizSpark program is a new global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups by connecting them to Network Partners: active members of the global software ecosystem that can provide mentorship, guidance and resources to BizSpark enrolled startups. BizSpark creates an ongoing, mutually beneficial ecosystem between Microsoft Corp., startups and Network Partners.

BizSpark gives startups fast and easy access to Microsoft’s current full-featured development tools, platform technologies as well as production licenses to bring to market innovative and interoperable solutions for the next generation of user experiences.

“With Apprenda, BizSpark startups can now dedicate nearly 100% of their development investment to their application, shaving off massive amounts of development time and capital requirements that would have previously been allocated to SaaS delivery intricacies,” said Jesse Kliza, Director of Business Development at Apprenda.  “This allows them to bring their solutions to market faster than ever before, with a firm foundation and with far less risk.”

About Apprenda

Apprenda is the creator of Apprenda, a powerful Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that gives independent software vendors a business and technological foundation to build, deploy, and monetize their service-oriented applications for on-demand use without technological lock-in. Apprenda empowers software companies with the ability to build powerful SaaS applications at break-neck speeds, smashing time-to-market barriers, removing implementation roadblocks, and significantly reducing risk. This leaves developers with one job: to build on-demand software that meets customers’ needs without worrying about the difficulties of on-demand delivery.

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