Phurnace Software Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm

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Vendors selected for the 'Cool Vendor report' are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

a difficult economic environment continues to challenge IT organizations to come up with ways to reduce costs and deal with complexity.

Phurnace Software, Inc., the Java application deployment company, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Cool Vendors in IT Operations and Virtualization, 2009* report by Gartner, Inc.

According to the Gartner report, "a difficult economic environment continues to challenge IT organizations to come up with ways to reduce costs and deal with complexity." Among Gartner's recommendations:

  •     IT organizations will need to look at tools to improve the efficiency of deploying and configuring applications and databases in physical and virtual environments.
  •     Incorporate management tools within your portfolio that not only identify the potential causes of problems, but that also work to remediate them.

The report can be viewed at http://www.phurnace.com/forms/phurnace-highlighted.html, compliments of Phurnace Software.

"There's no doubt, reducing costs, reducing errors and reducing headaches is cool. We're thrilled to be included in this year's Gartner Cool Vendor report and I believe this is recognition of the results we are delivering to customers," said Larry Warnock, president and chief executive officer, Phurnace Software. "In my opinion, the report validates what we are seeing in the market with our unique patent-pending approach of "script-less" automated deployment of web applications. I believe Gartner is known for keeping its eye out for new technologies that can make a difference in the data center."

Phurnace Deliver™, the company's flagship product, 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.

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

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process:
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

*Gartner "Cool Vendors in IT Operations and Virtualization, 2009 " by Cameron Haight, Terrence Cosgrove, Milind Govekar, Donna Scott and Ronni J. Colville March, 11, 2009.

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. http://www.phurnace.com

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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