Terracotta and Shadow-Soft Partner to Provide Open Source Scalability and Performance for the Enterprise

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Shadow-Soft and Terracotta to Host Webinar on September 9 to Demonstrate Powerful Ehcache Solution for Enterprise Applications

Shadow-Soft, the leading open source software (OSS) sales and consulting company, and Terracotta, a recognized leader in infrastructure software for enterprise application performance and scalability, today announced a new partnership to provide enterprises with an open source solution that maximizes data scalability and application performance. Under the partnership, Shadow-Soft will integrate Terracotta’s Ehcache within its overall open source solutions, providing customers with the easiest and most cost effective way to achieve snap-in speed and on-demand, unlimited scale out for their Java enterprise applications .

“This strategic partnership between Shadow-Soft and Terracotta combines the experience and expertise of Shadow-Soft’s end- to-end enterprise open source solution and consulting practices with Terracotta’s ubiquitous Ehcache technology,” said Gary Nakamura, vice-president of sales for Terracotta. “The partnership will help meet the growing demand for Terracotta’s Ehcache solution and provides a simple pathway for building and deploying mission-critical applications on affordable and highly scalable Java infrastructures.”

Terracotta significantly lowers the operational and capital costs required to support applications where reliability and scalability are key concerns, including those built with popular open source frameworks like Ehcache, Spring and Hibernate. By managing frequently-accessed data in the Terracotta server-array, customers no longer need to provision databases for peak load and as a result, can drive large cost savings for their organizations while delivering a higher quality of service to their end users.

“We are extremely excited by our new partnership with Terracotta,” said Erik Wallin, chief operating officer for Shadow-Soft. “In today’s tough economic conditions, enterprises are using solutions like Terracotta to increase scale and provide their internal and external customers with highly available and cost effective solutions. By changing just a few lines of code, Terracotta can radically simplify the development of Java applications, making them fast, reliable, and scalable from deployments spanning a single node to thousands, within highly virtualized environments running on private or public clouds.”

On Thursday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m. PT, Terracotta and Shadow-Soft will be hosting a webinar to provide further detail on this partnership. For more information or to register for the webinar please visit, http://www.terracotta.org/webcasts.

For more information, please visit http://www.shadow-soft.com and http://www.terracotta.org or contact sales(at)shadow-soft(dot)com for more information.

About Terracotta, Inc.
Terracotta’s software products provide snap-in performance and scale for enterprise applications. A recognized leader in distributed caching, Terracotta is at the forefront of making this powerful technology more widely applicable and easier to deploy and manage. Our flagship product, Enterprise Ehcache, extends the capabilities of Ehcache, the de facto caching standard for enterprise Java and the default cache for Hibernate, Grails, Cold Fusion and other leading Java frameworks. With more than 250,000 enterprise deployments, including the majority of the Fortune 2000, Terracotta is behind some of the most widely used software for application scalability, availability and performance. For more information, please visit http://www.terracotta.org.

About Shadow-Soft
Shadow-Soft was founded in 2008 by IT professionals James Chinn and Erik Wallin. The company is dedicated to Open Source Software, Cloud Computing, and other market disruptive IT technologies. Shadow-Soft delivers real world enterprise solutions and consulting services by harnessing the power of Open Source, SOA and Cloud Computing to deliver proven business value for its customers. In addition to Terracotta, Shadow-Soft has built its business by working with such core technologies as JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Zimbra Collaboration Suite, EnterpriseDB, the Postgres database and Likewise Identity Management and Authentication. Their commitment to the Open Source Software movement is coupled with consulting services and hardware partners. To discuss upcoming projects or to receive additional information on Shadow-Soft, visit their website at http://www.shadow-soft.com or contact them at sales(at)shadow-soft(dot)com or 770-546-0077.    

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