Phurnace Announces Largest Healthcare Customer Win To-Date

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Deployment Automation Vendor Signs Significant Deal Supporting WebLogic

Phurnace Software, Inc., the Java application deployment company, today announced it has signed its largest healthcare customer to-date, supporting a complex Oracle/BEA WebLogic® middleware environment. Organizations across the world use Phurnace Deliver™, the company's flagship product, for auto deployment of J2EE applications onto Oracle/BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere®, and RedHat JBoss® web application servers. This latest transaction reinforces the compelling demand for Phurnace in both the healthcare industry and across the WebLogic install base (Oracle/BEA WebLogic releases 8.1, 9.2 and 10g).

"Automation can be a significant source of cost savings for IT departments. As middleware environments such WebLogic, WebSphere or JBoss proliferate, they become increasingly difficult to deploy, manage, and maintain. Phurnace takes a distinctive approach to automating the process of web application deployment, one which fundamentally eliminates the need to build and maintain deployment scripts," says Julie Craig, research director, Enterprise Management Associates, Inc. (EMA). "This approach helps standardize configurations and reduce errors. In doing so, it also helps I.T. become more agile and cost-effective."

In today's competitive environment, healthcare organizations are looking for ways to speed deployment and bring web applications to market quickly. Phurnace's snapshot and compare functionality solves this challenge, helping organizations quickly troubleshoot web application problems and reduce configuration drift. Additionally, IT departments rely on Phurnace to migrate applications from development to testing and then through to production environments concurrently into a primary and secondary datacenter.

Phurnace Deliver provides comprehensive support for IT operations staff and developers during complex enterprise Java deployments to decrease errors, streamline deployments and avoid the downtime and outages that come with manual or script-based processes. The product also troubleshoots and identifies problems and then remediates immediately. The current user approach of paging through the console or building cumbersome scripts can be reduced or eliminated with Phurnace, therefore freeing up limited IT resources for more value-added tasks.

"This win is a great milestone for us, not only because it is our largest healthcare transaction, but also because of the size and complexity of this organization's WebLogic environment," said John Balena, vice president of sales and services, Phurnace Software. "This is a large name-brand organization that everyone in the U.S. is familiar with. We look forward to reducing their IT costs as well as reducing the time it takes to deploy new environments and applications, accessed by millions of users across the country."

Phurnace customers represent multiple vertical markets and leverage the company's automated deployment product line that provides support for Oracle WebLogic®, IBM WebSphere®, RedHat JBoss™ and IBM WebSphere® Portal. Additionally, Phurnace has integrations to BMC BladeLogic®, HP Server Automation®, IBM Tivoli®, IBM Rational® Build Forge®, and source code control systems such as IBM ClearCase®, Borland® StarTeam®, Serena® Dimensions®, SVN, and CVS.

About Phurnace Software, Inc.
Phurnace creates software that accelerates deployments and troubleshoots configuration problems for Java EE applications. It eliminates the error-prone, repetitive processes and headaches associated with deploying, troubleshooting, configuring, and migrating of software running on web application servers -- regardless of vendor or version. System administrators and developers use Phurnace to eliminate errors, save time, and reduce overall deployment costs.

Phurnace and the Phurnace flame logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Phurnace Software, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


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