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Adaptivity, Nimbula Partner to Accelerate Move of Legacy IT to the Cloud

(May 22, 2012)

CAMBRIDGE, MA and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/22/12 -- Today at the 9th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, Adaptivity, provider of Software Accelerating IT Transformation, and Nimbula, the Cloud Operating System Company, announced that they are partnering to accelerate enterprise cloud adoption by integrating Adaptivity's forthcoming Blueprint4Cloud™ decision analytics platform with the Nimbula Director™ cloud platform.

Currently available to early adopters, the Adaptivity Blueprint4Cloud™ Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform focuses on making the right cloud computing planning and design decisions. When the platform launches to the general public in the third quarter of 2012, it will allow potential cloud services customers to easily quantify the demands of their business applications and select the right cloud infrastructure to support them. Nimbula Director will be a key launch partner for this platform, and users will be able to plan and design Nimbula Director based clouds. In addition to this integration, the companies also plan to work jointly with their clients on enterprise cloud migrations.

Nimbula Director is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) software solution allowing organizations to build scalable, self-service on-premise private or hybrid clouds that are the perfect target for cloud-ready applications. Adaptivity provides the software customers need to determine which applications are ready for the cloud and which clouds are the right targets for each application and to perform the appropriate sizing and configuration of the cloud instances for each application. Together Nimbula and Adaptivity have created a system for building clouds and migrating applications into the cloud to save time and effort both for IT and the lines of business.

"Nimbula recognizes that customers want to start turning legacy IT into an internal cloud but oftentimes have difficulty knowing where to start," said Jeffrey Webb, Director of Business Development at Nimbula. "With this joint solution, customers can deploy scalable private and hybrid cloud infrastructure and can quickly, efficiently and safely migrate their business applications over to their new cloud infrastructure. This combination is powerful because it helps customers go from bare metal to the application level, bringing the value of cloud all the way to the business."


"Our goal with Blueprint4Cloud is to help cloud consumers make independent fact based decisions and identify the right solution to meet their specific needs," said Jason Noel, Vice President & Cloud Practice Lead at Adaptivity. "We are very excited about offering the ability to decision and design for Nimbula Director. The ability of Nimbula Director to seamlessly offer public cloud like capabilities across a private cloud, Amazon EC2 and VMware environments is going to be very enticing for many of our enterprise customers."

About Adaptivity
Since 2007, Adaptivity provides innovative software-based solutions to enable IT transformation including data center evolution, application portfolio rationalization and cloud enablement. For more information about Adaptivity Blueprint4IT Lifecycle Suite™ and Blueprint4Cloud™ software, visit http://www.adaptivity.com.

About Nimbula
Founded by the team that developed the industry-leading Amazon EC2, Nimbula delivers a comprehensive cloud operating system that uniquely combines the scalability and operational efficiencies of the public cloud with the control, security and trust of today's most advanced data centers. Nimbula was named one of the most promising startups in The Wall Street Journal and was dubbed "one of three cloud properties ready to burst" in Fortune. Nimbula is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit http://nimbula.com.

About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today's changing global economy. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by a team from the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, the MIT Center for Digital Business and the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Visit http://www.mitcio.com for more information and registration.

Both Adaptivity and Nimbula are finalists in the Innovation Showcase that will take place today at 6:20pm in the Kresge courtyard tent at MIT in Cambridge, MA. The full agenda of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is available at: http://www.mitcio.com/agenda.php.

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