ApplianceWare Ships Optimized Java™ 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME™ platform) for Intel XScale® Technology Based IOP Processors

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ApplianceWare Delivers High Performance Java Runtime Environment Optimized for Intel® XScale® Technology Based Server Appliances.

In a key development, ApplianceWare has announced the immediate availability of its ApplianceWare Server Appliance Edition software operating environment for Intel® XScale® technology based IOP processor systems. The offering will also be made available with a selection of the Intel XScale technology based customer reference boards (CRBs) and development kits. ApplianceWare Server Appliance Edition includes both the ApplianceWare J2ME platform and the ApplianceWare Server Linux based operating system. The ApplianceWare Java Virtual Machine (JVM™ machine) is based on the Sun Microsystems J2ME Connected Device Configuration (CDC) and includes Sun's performance enhancing Connected Device Configuration HotSpot™ Implementation.

The ApplianceWare JVM™ machine is bundled with the ApplianceWare Server and is available to server appliance OEMs and manufacturers that are making use of the low power and high performance of Intel XScale technology based platforms in their product development. The ApplianceWare Server is a version of the Linux operating system optimized for the Intel XScale microarchitecture that offers manufacturers a complete operating environment for rapid product development on proven technologies. ApplianceWare also offers application development, customization, and application integration services for the Intel XScale technology based platform. These activities are focused on accelerating the implementation of Java software solutions for Intel XScale technology based information appliances and devices.

"The ApplianceWare implementation of Java technology will provide a significant, high-performance platform to server device manufacturers while taking full advantage of Intel XScale technology." Sun Microsystems' Eric Chu, Senior Director, Mobile and Embedded Group, said in a statement. "We are very pleased that Java technology is bringing the information appliance marketplace new momentum in creating new opportunities for device manufacturers, application developers and value added service providers."

"ApplianceWare is well-positioned to deliver a world-class server appliance software platform for application developers and device manufacturers due to its familiarity with the unique needs of the server appliance market, and its reputation as a leading server appliance software provider," said Stacy Kenworthy, President and CEO of ApplianceWare. "We believe that the combination of Sun’s Java technology and the Intel XScale microarchitecture will enable manufactures to develop and deploy responsive, reliable, and cost effective server appliance platforms that will then enable a variety of value-added applications and server appliance solutions."

“Intel XScale technology is designed to optimize low power consumption and high performance processing for a wide range of storage applications and services,” said Hans Geyer, vice president and general manager of Intel Corporation’s Storage Group. “With a Java platform optimized specifically for the Intel XScale microarchitecture, developers can now take advantage of software solutions such as ApplianceWare’s Server Appliance Edition to create whole new classes of functionality and application reliability in the server appliance market.”

APPLIANCEWARE SERVER APPLIANCE EDITION SOFTWARE

The Server Appliance Edition is an implementation of ApplianceWare’s industry-leading Java virtual machine (JVM) environment that is tailored for the limited memory resources and device management requirements of network attached server appliance devices. The ApplianceWare JVM environment enables Java applications to run on network-based Intel XScale technology based devices. Java technology is key to bringing ApplianceWare’s Common Information Model (CIM) and Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) compliant, policy-based management to the server appliance market.

SERVER APPLIANCE MARKET

ApplianceWare offers storage and application appliances based on the ApplianceWare runtime. Server appliance software offerings include:

–    Network Attached Storage (NAS)

–    iSCSI based Storage Area Network (SAN)

–    Digital Home Media Server

–    SMI-S and CIM compliant Object Manager (CIMOM),

–    Advanced Policy Based Management

ABOUT APPLIANCEWARE

ApplianceWare is a market leading developer of server appliance operating system and application platform solutions. ApplianceWare’s technologies enable Original Equipment Manufactures (OEMs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to develop and deploy value added server appliance offerings that are cost effective, reliable, feature rich, scalable and high performance. ApplianceWare’s software is a complete operating system and appliance management application that enables end users to easily deploy, configure, and maintain multiple server appliances in complex, heterogeneous network environments. Additional information about ApplianceWare is available at http://www.applianceware.com

Java, J2ME, JVM, and HotSpot are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

The statements in this press release relating to matters that are not historical are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include the anticipated timing of product releases, the expected customer demand for existing and new products, the expected revenue from product sales, the growth of the market for ApplianceWare’s products, and the market demand for the ApplianceWare platform. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated. There can be no assurance that the company will be able to market and support the ApplianceWare product or customers will accept such product. The company's business is subject to a variety of other risks and uncertainties that include, but are not limited to, rapid technological changes in the industry, increased competition, and timely introduction and customer acceptance of the Company's products.

Contact:

Steve Soto

619-436-8218

ssoto@applianceware.com

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