Press Release | September 21, 2010

Leading Cloud Middleware Company Apprenda Selected by Microsoft for Two Elite Programs

CLIFTON PARK, NY – Apprenda, creators of Apprenda, the next generation application server for cloud and SaaS, has been selected by Microsoft for two very prestigious programs: the Windows Azure Technology Adoption Program (TAP) and the BizSpark One program.

The Windows Azure TAP is designed to improve and drive adoption of the Windows Azure Platform by making select, highly strategic technology partner solutions available on the platform. Apprenda’s Apprenda middleware for SaaS enabling software companies was selected from over 300 partner candidates due to its unique capabilities and market changing potential. Working together with Microsoft, Apprenda is integrating the Apprenda application server with the Windows Azure platform capabilities to create a highly advanced foundation for the optimized delivery of software in the cloud. “As software vendors begin to consider and migrate from on-premises solutions to the cloud, Apprenda’s Apprenda middleware solution will help provide these ISVs with the core functionality they need in order to embrace the SaaS model and utilize the full power of the Windows Azure platform. Apprenda is a welcome addition to the Azure TAP,” said Prashant Ketkar, senior director, Marketing, Windows Azure at Microsoft Corporation.

Apprenda was also selected for BizSpark One, an invitation only program, designed to help accelerate the growth of high potential startups that take advantage of the capabilities and value of Microsoft products and services.. A small number of participants are selected from a global pool of tens of thousands of companies for their unique technology attributes, ability to succeed in market and potential to impact their target industry. Participants benefit from a one on one relationship with Microsoft to mutually aid product development, tap marketing initiatives and participate in the BizSpark One community of investors, entrepreneurs, partners and potential customers.

Apprenda’s CEO, Sinclair Schuller, commented “Everyone at Apprenda is flattered and energized to be recognized in such a big way by Microsoft. We see ourselves solving some very important challenges for software companies who build their applications on the Microsoft stack and it’s nice to be recognized for our technology and potential. We’re looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship as we help Microsoft’s software partners move their businesses to a SaaS model in the cloud and start to leverage the power of Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform.”

About Apprenda

Apprenda is the creator of Apprenda – the next generation application server purpose-built to solve the architecture, business and operational complexities of delivering software as a service in the cloud. Apprenda is truly a new category of platform technology for superior software delivery. As a new breed of cloud middleware, Apprenda enables the next generation of business applications to embrace and leverage the full power of cloud computing, multi-tenant SaaS architecture and highly efficient grid execution to deliver business critical applications at web scale.

For more information visit Apprenda’s website at: http://www.apprenda.com