Phurnace Sees Strong Growth, Exceeds Sales Expectations for Q3, 2009

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Data Center Automation Company Continues to See Strong Demand

Phurnace Software, Inc., the Java application deployment company, today announced another record-breaking quarter of sales performance. Despite a very difficult economy, Phurnace once again beat its sales targets for the 3rd quarter of 2009. These results follow a strong first half, 2009 for the rapidly growing company.    

"We continue to grow, once again beating our sales target for the quarter and are now well ahead of our overall bookings goal year-to-date," said Larry Warnock, president and chief executive officer of Phurnace Software. "Our product saves companies money. It is that simple. Therefore we have been able to continue sales growth while the economy languishes. The more important metric, however, is customer satisfaction and I am pleased to report that we are doing great on that front as well."

New contracts came from both the private and public sectors, covering a range of Phurnace-supported web application servers including Oracle WebLogic® and IBM WebSphere®.

"Our sales numbers are strong, but how the product is being used is even more impressive. Customers rely on Phurnace to manage the deployment and on-going updates of their customer-facing, revenue generating web applications," said John Balena, vice president of sales and services for Phurnace Software. "One of our global financial services customers has reported that they use Phurnace each week to deploy updates to more than 160 Java-based business applications."

Key accomplishments in the 3rd quarter, 2009 include:

  • Industry analyst accolades - Several industry analyst firms published reports including a market observation report from Ptak, Noel & Associates LLC and a "Cost of Configuration Errors" survey report from Hurwitz & Associates. Phurnace and Forrester Research, Inc. together delivered a joint webcast, available for replay on the Phurnace website.
  • Positive press coverage - Phurnace received press coverage in articles in InformationWeek, Network World, Enterprise Systems Journal and TechTarget.
  • Product enhancements - Product development continued, with the addition of new features including a "full roll-back in time" feature for IBM WebSphere Portals that saves the state of a portal at any given time, therefore assisting system administrators with disaster recovery or dealing with development and deployment errors. Support for IBM WebSphere® Virtual Enterprise (VE) was added.
  • Employee growth - New hires to the Phurnace team include additions to development, quality assurance, administration and customer care.

Phurnace 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 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.

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 can be integrated 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 Software helps companies drive revenue and dramatically reduce costs by accelerating the deployment of business critical applications into physical environments, virtual images or to cloud computing providers. Leveraging patent-pending technology, Phurnace automates web application deployments - from installation to deployment to upgrades - eliminating manual, error-prone processes and delivering tangible ROI within weeks. Based in Austin, Texas, Phurnace is funded by S3Ventures, DFJ Mercury and other private investors.

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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