Compaq Global Services and IONA Partner to Increase Customers' Flexibility for Collaboration and Integration
Global Alliance Broadens Compaq's Enterprise Integration Capabilities
WALTHAM, MA and HOUSTON, February 13, 2002
Compaq Global Services and IONA®, the leading e-Business Platform Provider for Web Services Integration (NASDAQ: IONA), today announced an extension of their global alliancegiving customers greater flexibility in building, running and managing their technology infrastructure by providing next-generation Web services and J2EE-based e-business collaboration and integration.
"This agreement gives customers the freedom from having to choose a single technology platform to support their IT needs," said Rick Fricchione, vice president, Compaq Global Services. "Together, Compaq and IONA will provide businesses with a standards-based integration platform that connects heterogeneous infrastructuresimproving internal and cross-enterprise collaboration."
Based on the IONA Orbix E2A™ platform, the new offerings supplement Compaq's existing cross-platform enterprise integration initiativesgiving customers an unmatched portfolio of services and solutions and enabling seamless business process automation, collaboration, and integration regardless of underlying platforms, development environments, or applications.
"End To Anywhere integration requires a tightly integrated platform and set of services that are adaptable to an organization's strategic requirements," said Bob Potter, executive vice president of business operations at IONA. "Compaq Global Services is a trusted partner to many of the world's largest and most visionary companies; combining their current capabilities with ours gives customers unparalleled platform flexibility."
Compaq and IONA's Enterprise Integration Initiative will include:
- Compaq Global Services will build a global Enterprise Integration practice dedicated to the delivery and implementation of IONA Orbix E2A.
- As an IONA Strategic Alliance Partner, Compaq Global Services will develop a new portfolio of business integration services based on the Orbix E2A Web Services Integration Platform and Orbix E2A Application Server Platform.
- IONA will train and certify Compaq Global Services consultants on the Orbix E2A Web Services Integration Platform to complement Compaq's Global Services advanced skill set with the Orbix E2A Application Server Platform.
Compaq and IONA's relationship began in 1999 around the joint development of advanced enterprise computing solutions based on IONA's integration software and Compaq's Tru64 UNIX platform. Other milestones in the company's global strategic alliance include Compaq's commitment to support IONA's Orbix 2000 and iPortal Application Server on the OpenVMS platform, IONA's certification of Orbix 2000 interoperability with the Compaq NonStop Himalaya servers, Compaq's selection of IONA's Orbix 2000 as the infrastructure to support its Telecommunications Management Information Platform (TeMIP) solution and Compaq's selection of IONA to provide components of the ZLE framework.
IONA is a leading e-Business Platform provider for Web Services Integration. IONA Orbix E2A™, which consists of the Orbix E2A Web Services Integration Platform and Orbix E2A Application Server Platform, enables the flow of information across disparate systems and the liberation of application assets for new business opportunities. Founded in 1991, IONA® (NASDAQ: IONA) is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. The company had revenues of $181 million in 2001 and employs more than 900 people in more than 30 offices worldwide. For additional information about IONA, visit http://www.iona.com.
Founded in 1982, Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) is a leading global provider of information technology products, services and solutions for enterprise customers. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures and markets information technology equipment, software, services and solutions, including industry-leading enterprise storage and computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, communication products, personal desktop and notebook computers, and personal entertainment and Internet access devices that are sold in more than 200 countries directly and through a network of authorized Compaq marketing partners. Information on Compaq and its products and services is available at http://www.compaq.com.
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