July 19, 2005

Covalent Expands Partnership with Hyperic

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WALNUT CREEK, CA – July 18, 2005 – Covalent Technologies™, the most trusted source for complete enterprise open source solutions, today announced it has expanded its partnership with Hyperic, a leading provider of application management frameworks for IT operations built on open source technology.

Covalent will now offer to its enterprise customers as an add-on support plan offering Hyperic HQ 2.1, the only downloadable management solution designed specifically for mission-critical open source applications. Hyperic HQ is the management platform of choice for customers ranging from Fortune 500 to mid-size enterprises requiring consolidated management of custom applications.

“Hyperic HQ is an inexpensive, flexible, and easy-to-integrate management tool,” says Mark Brewer, CEO of Covalent Technologies. “It compliments our full-commercial support for the Apache HTTP Web server and Apache Tomcat Application Server and represents another enterprise-level service offering from Covalent that will enable our customers to more efficiently monitor, manage and deploy sophisticated open source technologies.”

“Covalent is a recognized open source leader and we are pleased to deepen our relationship with them even further,” says Javier Soltero, CEO for Hyperic. “Because of Covalent’s close relationship with open source community we’ve been able to enhance the projects that are supported under Hyperic HQ so that our customers can realize even greater value.”

With the transition from packaged application deployments to custom application development comes demand for a solution built specifically to inventory, monitor, and control the complex mix of web infrastructure, application servers and storage technologies used by today's application architectures.

Hyperic HQ 2.1 offers a rich feature-set for managing open applications. The solution is easy-to-install and downloadable, up and running in less than one hour and provides first-class support for major open source platforms including Apache HTTP and Apache Tomcat, Apache Geronimo, JBoss, Linux, MySQL and PostgreSQL – in addition to complete support for commercial J2EE solutions and the .NET platform. Hyperic HQ 2.1 also offers personalized monitoring capabilities enabling customers to create custom views of the resources comprising their mission-critical services for instant analysis and problem resolution. In addition, the solution comes complete with enhanced problem identification capabilities, based on continuously trended behavior derived from metrics collected by the system, enabling customers to reliably anticipate and uncover problems in the infrastructure before they occur.

Support and Availability
Hyperic HQ is available for current Covalent customers as an add-on support plan offering. For more information contact Covalent Technologies at 925/974-8800 or 800/444-1935 or via email at sales@covalent.com.

About Hyperic
Privately held and based in San Francisco, California, Hyperic LLC is the leading provider of predictable and open IT management solutions. Hyperic IT management solutions help companies realize the vision of unified application management by combining ease of deployment, low overhead, and comprehensive support for both open source and commercial technologies with predictable, open pricing. Founded in March 2004, Hyperic's world-class team of professionals is experienced in commercial and open source application development and large-scale IT operations. For more information contact Hyperic at 415-738-2566 or visit www.hyperic.net.

About Covalent Technologies
Covalent Technologies is the most trusted source for complete enterprise open source solutions. The leading provider of products and services for Tomcat and Apache, the world's leading Web server, Covalent Technologies is the only source for full commercial support for Apache and Tomcat on a global basis. Covalent has been the trusted source that Fortune 1000 enterprises turn to when migrating to Open Source and when deploying new Open Source initiatives. Covalent currently supports more than 50% of Fortune 500 and 70% of Fortune 100 companies. Customers include: SBC, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, National Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Johnson & Johnson, British Telecom, Fidelity Investments, NASA, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, General Electric, and Bear Stearns. Covalent has assembled the deepest talent pool of Apache experts in the industry and is proud to be one of the most distinguished supporters of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the dominant community for useable Open Source, and the Open Source community in general. For more information, visit www.covalent.com."

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