May 31, 2007

Covalent Technologies continues expansion of open source support services

Anonymous Reader writes "Leading Supplier of Enterprise Open Source Support Services Adds “Per Incident” Support for 12 Additional Open Source Projects

WALNUT CREEK, CA, May 30, 2007 -- Covalent Technologies™, the most trusted source for enterprise open source solutions, today announced it is now offering Add-On Technology support for 12 additional open source projects on a per incident basis.

Covalent’s Add-On Technology support augments the company’s full commercial support offerings for the Apache Axis Web Services Framework, the Apache Geronimo Application Server, the Apache HTTP Web Server, the Apache Tomcat Application Server, and the recently announced, Apache Roller Blog Server.

Covalent has assembled one of the deepest talent pools of Apache experts in the industry and, coupled with enterprise demand, is thus able to offer support for additional Apache Software Foundation (ASF) technologies on a per incident basis, including:

Apache ActiveMQ - the most popular and powerful open source Message Bus
Apache Flood – a profile driven HTTP load tester
Apache Jakarta Commons Logging – a thin bridging API for logging with adapters
Apache James – the Apache Java Enterprise Mail Server
Apache JMeter - a pure Java desktop application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance
Apache Log4j – a fast and flexible framework for logging application debugging messages
Apache Lucene – a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library
Apache Struts – an open source framework for creating Java Web applications
Apache Xerces – an open source technology providing robust XML parsers and closely related technologies

Additional open source technologies being supported on a per-incident basis include:

mod_aspdotnet - a loadable Apache 2 module for serving ASP.NET content
OpenSSL – a robust open source tool kit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Transport Layer Security protocols, and a cryptographic library
The Spring Framework – a leading full-stack Java/J2EE application framework

“Enterprise customers have come to trust Covalent for providing excellent commercial support around our core offerings of Apache, Tomcat, Axis, Geronimo, and now Roller,” says Mark Brewer, CEO of Covalent Technologies. “Consequently, many of our customers have come to us looking for support on a number of additional open source technologies. We’re pleased to fulfill this requirement by offering per-incident add-on support plans for additional Apache technologies as well as other open source projects.”

"Whether they are aware of it or not, enterprises for years have been the beneficiary of innovations managed and housed within the Apache Software Foundation,” says Stephen O’Grady, Principal Analyst, Redmonk. “With Covalent now offering commercial level support for projects such as Lucene and Xerces, we could be seeing the next wave of Apache projects on their way to becoming household names.”

For more information on Covalent's full commercial and per incident support offerings, contact Covalent Technologies at 925-974-8800 or 800-444-1935 or via email at

About Covalent Technologies

Founded in 1998, Covalent Technologies is the most trusted source for complete enterprise open source solutions. The leading provider of products and services for the Apache Tomcat Application Server, Apache Geronimo Application Server, Apache Axis Web Services Framework, Apache Roller Blog Server, and Apache HTTP, the world's leading Web server, Covalent is one of the few sources for full commercial support for Apache, Tomcat, Geronimo, Roller and Axis on a global basis. Covalent is 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, among others: SBC, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, Johnson & Johnson, British Telecom, NASA, Intel, Royal Bank of Scotland, PNC Bank, and Bear Stearns. Covalent is proud to be one of the most distinguished supporters of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the dominant community for usable Open Source, and the Open Source community in general. For more information, visit"


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