JumpBox Launches "Powered by JumpBox"

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Powered by JumpBox, a virtual appliance building service that increases sales of web applications of Independent Software Vendors, launches with blogging software provider Six Apart as flagship customer.

JumpBox, a developer of virtual appliances that simplify server software deployment, today launched "Powered by JumpBox," a service that helps Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) grow sales by removing the friction associated with deploying server software.

The Powered by JumpBox service transforms an ISV's application into a "JumpBox", a pre-built, pre-configured software application for virtual computing. A JumpBox application deploys in less than three minutes. The ease of deploying a JumpBox facilitates more hands-on trials of complex server software and motivates purchase. Blogging software provider Six Apart is the launch customer for the new service.

"Making it radically easier to get started with Movable Type means we can bring its powerful social publishing features to an even broader audience. We want to give our customers a variety of installation and hosting options when they start out with Movable Type," said Ed Anuff, EVP and GM of the Movable Type division of Six Apart.

A JumpBox features an intuitive user interface to quickly guide users through deployment as well as a web-based control panel for simplified management of system functions. In less than three minutes customers can deploy applications and begin realizing value. A JumpBox can be setup in multiple testing environments and is deployable on virtual computing platforms including VMWare, Xen Open Source, Parallels, Virtual Iron, and Microsoft Virtualization as well as cloud computing systems such as Amazon EC2.

"The best opportunity for potential customers to realize the value of an ISV's application is in-house testing," says Kimbro Staken, CEO, JumpBox. "Prospects want to try products first-hand but are hesitant because they invariably run into time-consuming deployment issues. Likewise ISVs are reluctant because offering downloadable trials traditionally creates a costly support burden. Powered by JumpBox solves the problem for both enabling ISVs to demonstrate their solutions earlier in the sales cycle and save support costs by removing the setup frustration for prospective buyers."

About JumpBox
JumpBox simplifies server software deployment with pre-built, pre-configured software applications for virtual computing. The "Powered by JumpBox" service provides Independent Software Vendors a full service solution that helps grow sales by packaging their applications for deployment on virtualized infrastructure. The JumpBox Open subscription service provides a time- and cost-saving collection of virtual appliances for business, including IT, collaboration, and other applications. A "JumpBox" can be deployed in less than three minutes, thus enabling instant infrastructure. More than 20,000 JumpBoxes are in use worldwide. For more information, visit JumpBox on the web at http://www.JumpBox.com.

JumpBox Media Contact:
Steven Shaffer
steve @ JumpBox.com
JumpBox, Inc.

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