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OpenLogic Expands OpenLogic Exchange Enterprise Edition to Help Customers Identify Cost Savings From Using Open Source Software

Analysis Shows Enterprises Can Save 60-90% by Using Open Source Infrastructure

BROOMFIELD, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/28/09 -- OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source software solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced new capabilities within OpenLogic Exchange Enterprise Edition (OLEX EE) that allow users to quickly identify specific cost savings that could be realized by moving from proprietary to open source software. OpenLogic has also completed a study comparing open source support and subscription costs against similar proprietary software, and has calculated savings of 60-90% from using open source databases, application servers and web servers.

"With the current economic pressures, companies are looking for opportunities to use open source software wherever they can to reduce costs. When enterprise-grade SLA commercial support is available at a reasonable price, open source software continues to gain traction," said Kim Weins, senior vice president of marketing at OpenLogic. "OpenLogic provides technical support on 500+ open source packages. These new capabilities provide our customers with quick comparisons of open source costs versus costs of proprietary software."

The new Cost Saving Opportunity capabilities in OLEX EE includes the following:

--  Use the OSS Discovery scanner to uncover the applications in an
    enterprise that could be converted to open source infrastructure.
--  Highlights the cost savings opportunity for each internal application.
--  Provides a list of open source alternatives along with a comparison
    matrix to help the company make a selection.
--  Incorporates cost data from OpenLogic's cost comparison analysis and
    any pre-negotiated corporate contract rates for proprietary software to
    accurately calculate savings.
    

OpenLogic's cost comparison analysis reports the following:

-- Databases - Open source databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL, with support through OpenLogic, provide 90%+ savings on subscription and support costs over similar Oracle databases.

-- Application and web servers - Open source application and web servers such as JBoss, Tomcat, Apache, Glassfish and Geronimo, with support through OpenLogic, save 60-80% on subscription and support costs over proprietary alternatives such as Oracle WebLogic Server or IBM Websphere Application Server.

The new OLEX EE cost savings opportunity capabilities are live now and are available at no additional cost to all OLEX EE customers.

About OpenLogic Enterprise Edition

OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) Enterprise Edition is the industry's first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for comprehensive governance and provisioning of open source software in the enterprise. OLEX Enterprise Edition starts with an extensive library of over 130,000 open source software packages -- hundreds of which have been certified by OpenLogic for use in the enterprise -- along with a knowledgebase of detailed information on open source projects. The OpenLogic library is wrapped with a multi-layered open source governance system, which helps enterprises effectively manage the use of open source software by enforcing policies, automating approval processes, tracking downloads, and auditing open source usage.

A Platform for Open Source Governance

OLEX Enterprise Edition enables enterprises to control open source software usage with multiple layers of governance: open source policies, download tracking, open source approval processes, scanning machines or applications for open source, and a comprehensive open source audit trail. OLEX Enterprise Edition lets companies implement the layers of governance that meet their needs, and customize each layer of governance to match their corporate policies and practices.

About OpenLogic

OpenLogic is a leading provider of open source solutions that enable enterprises to safely acquire, support, and control open source software. OpenLogic provides enterprises with a certified library of open source software that encompasses hundreds of the most popular open source packages via OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX), a free web site where companies can find, research, and download certified, enterprise-ready open source packages on demand. With the broadest open source coverage in the industry, OpenLogic offers indemnification; updates; and enterprise-grade technical support backed by the OpenLogic Expert Community. OpenLogic also provides solutions for open source governance and to automate the integration and deployment of open source components -- reducing the risk and maximizing the cost savings associated with using open source software. For more on OpenLogic, go to www.openlogic.com.

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