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SolarWinds Broadens Asia-Pacific Reach, Sets Sights on Japanese Market

Partnership With Marubeni Information Systems Will Assist the Company in Its Expansion of Its Powerful, Affordable and Easy to Use IT Management Product Portfolio Into Japan's Dynamic IT Market (November 01, 2011)

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/11 -- SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that its international business is expanding its presence in the Japanese market by making key investments, including creating a Japanese language website, the translation and localization of its products, and creating a dedicated, native Japanese-speaking support team based in Brisbane, Australia. In addition, SolarWinds announced that it will enter into partnerships with leading Japanese companies, including Marubeni Information Systems, in order to promote and sell its unique IT management portfolio to Japanese customers.

"We believe we have a significant growth opportunity through further expansion in the Asia-Pacific region," said Kevin Thompson, President and CEO, SolarWinds. "Within our commercial business, our APAC business has continued to grow year-over-year, giving us the confidence to invest more resources and devote more time and effort into the Japanese market."

SolarWinds' network management products, including the company's flagship product, SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM) and modules like SolarWinds Network Traffic Analyzer (NTA), will lead the company's entrance into the Japanese market. These products are the foundation for SolarWinds growth and brand success, and are gaining significant traction internationally -- as they already have in the United States.

Japanese businesses and their IT departments will also have the opportunity to experience the company's other IT management products, including SolarWinds Virtualization Manager; SolarWinds Storage Manager; and SolarWinds Application Performance Manager (APM).

"As one of SolarWinds key partners in Japan, Marubeni Information Systems will start selling SolarWinds' products in Japan using our experience in the network management softwarebusiness and using our extensive customer data base. We will focus our sales efforts on a broad-based set of customers including large and small enterprises in industries such as Telecommunications, Finance, Retail, Automobiles, Electronics as well as the government ministries, local government and schools," said Yoshihiro Nagakawa, Marubeni Information Systems' Managing Executive Officer and Division Director.

"We believe we have made the key investments in our websites, products and partner relationships in order to allow SolarWinds to achieve success in the Japanese market. We believe that our products' unique blend of rich features, ease of use, scalability and affordability will be well-received by Japanese market, and we believe that SolarWinds' expansion has the potential to provide a significant growth opportunity for our Japanese partners," said Doug Hibberd, SVP of Engineering and General Manager APAC.

With the rapid adoption of virtualization and cloud technologies combined with the dynamic nature of growing data centers, IT organizations of every size are facing new IT management and operations challenges related to the higher rate of change and increased scale of these new environments. Designed to help small, medium businesses, as well as Global 2000 enterprises simplify, visualise and effectively manage dynamic data centre environments, SolarWinds' IT management software offers an affordable alternative to traditional, expensive management suites. Designed with feedback from SolarWinds' user-community of 60,000+ IT professionals, SolarWinds' product portfolio offers IT professionals a comprehensive and easy-to-understand view of their network, storage and applications' performance, whether that IT environment is comprised of single vendor or multi-vendor technologies.

  • SolarWinds Orion NPM delivers a robust feature set that enables users to manage corporate and data center network performance and availability, while improving IT efficiency.
  • SolarWinds Virtualization Manager and SolarWinds Storage Manager are complementary, comprehensive solutions that provide users the option to zero in on the shared resources of compute and/or storage at the virtualization layer.
  • SolarWinds APM provides agentless application and server performance monitoring with visibility into the physical and virtual infrastructure.

SolarWinds was established in 1998, employs nearly 600 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company also has international locations in Brisbane, Australia; Singapore; Chennai, India; Cork, Ireland; and Brno, Czech Republic.

For more information, visit the SolarWinds website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking" statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding a significant growth opportunity for SolarWinds through further expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, introduction of localized versions of SolarWinds' products in the Asia-Pacific region and the expectation of success of SolarWinds' initiatives in the Japanese market. These forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by terms such as "will," "believes," or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the following: (a) the possibility that general economic conditions or uncertainty cause information technology spending to be reduced or purchasing decisions to be delayed; (b) the inability to increase sales to existing customers and to attract new customers; (c) SolarWinds' failure to integrate acquired businesses and any future acquisitions successfully; (d) the timing and success of new product introductions by SolarWinds or its competitors; (e) changes in SolarWinds' pricing policies or those of its competitors; and (f) such other risks and uncertainties described more fully in documents filed with or furnished to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this release is as of the date hereof and SolarWinds undertakes no duty to update this information except as required by law.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become "status quo" in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at

SolarWinds and are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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