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AZORA and SOA Software Partner to Accelerate SOA Adoption

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and LOS ANGELES, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- AZORA Technologies and SOA Software today announced a partnership to provide offerings that facilitate the adoption of SOA (service-oriented architecture). AZORA, a provider of innovative SOA architecture and design services, will team with SOA Software, the leading provider of comprehensive SOA and Web services management, security, mediation and run-time governance solutions, to create an education and mentoring program that helps companies to jumpstart their adoption of SOA.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and LOS ANGELES, May 10 /PRNewswire/ — AZORA Technologies and SOA Software today announced a partnership to provide offerings that facilitate the adoption of SOA (service-oriented architecture). AZORA, a provider of innovative SOA architecture and design services, will team with SOA Software, the leading provider of comprehensive SOA and Web services management, security, mediation and run-time governance solutions, to create an education and mentoring program that helps companies to jumpstart their adoption of SOA.

SOA organizes enterprise software systems in a way that supports the business and promotes effective re-use, while defending against technology obsolescence. Achieving this is dependent on two critical success factors: proper architectural design, and effective governance of that design. Architecture defines the way technology supports the business' goals. Governance ensures technology is used in its intended fashion.

AZORA's innovative approach to architecture assures effective, platform- independent SOA design. SOA Software's industry-leading Infrastructure Suite provides comprehensive, platform-independent governance, policy, security, and management.

"By combining SOA Software's solutions with AZORA's architectural education and consulting offerings, we can provide our customers with a unique ability to achieve the promises of SOA no matter what technology platform they choose," said Julio P. Roque, AZORA CEO.

"By partnering with AZORA, we are able to more directly address the needs of companies who are just stepping into SOA and need to address architecture questions as they consider governance issues," said Roberto Medrano, SOA Software's Executive Vice President.

About AZORA

AZORA Technologies is a leading provider of Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) product and service solutions. Its mission is to apply actionable knowledge to achieve the promise of SOA — providing organizations with the flexibility and agility they need to free their business from the constraints of their IT. To achieve this, the company has developed an innovative system that combines an experience-based services-oriented architecture (SOA) reference model with model-driven architecture (MDA) principles to simplify the design and implementation of enterprise solutions. It uses this system — embodied in its education, services, and product offerings — to ensure it can effectively apply SOA to meet client business goals.

AZORA was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in Tokyo, Japan. For additional information about AZORA, visit our Web site at http://www.azoratech.com.

AZORA, AZORA Technologies, the AZORA logo, and SOA — From Concept To Reality are trademarks or registered trademarks of AZORA Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks that may appear herein are the property of their respective owners.

About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of comprehensive enterprise-class SOA Governance, security, mediation, and management. SOA Software's products include the award winning Service Manager(TM), Workbench(TM), and SOLA(TM). Service Manager provides a high-performance, scalable SOA management and security solution. Workbench provides a comprehensive closed-loop SOA governance solution. And SOLA is SOA Software's mainframe Web services solution for CICS programmers. These enterprise-class products combine to create the only comprehensive SOA infrastructure solution available today. SOA Software is a privately held company backed by leading investors including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Redpoint, Goldman Sachs, Palisades Ventures Fund and Paladin Capital Group. For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

SOA Software, Service Manager, Workbench, SOLA and Network Director are trademarks of SOA Software, Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE AZORA Technologies, Inc.

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