Astoria Software Teams With OpSource to Scale On-Demand Content Management System


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Astoria Software Teams With OpSource to Scale On-Demand Content Management System

OpSource's Managed Hosting solution delivers the reliability, flexibility and 24/7 technical support needed to support Astoria's expanding customer base

MarketWatch.com – September 14, 2011

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sep 14, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- OpSource, Inc., Dimension Data's wholly-owned enterprise cloud and managed hosting business, today announced that is has been selected by Astoria Software, a division of TransPerfect, Inc., to expand the company's Software as a Service (SaaS) business. When Astoria launched its SaaS offering, Astoria On-Demand(TM), it required a managed service provider that could provide a highly reliable, 24/7 infrastructure solution that included value-added services such as security, monitoring and branded technical support. After evaluating several managed hosting providers, Astoria selected OpSource because it was the only provider that understood how to run and operationally scale a SaaS business.

"We found that many of the managed service providers out there in the market were just pure hosting," said Michael Rosinski, president and CEO of Astoria Software. "They wanted to charge us for rack and power but they didn't offer any of the value-added services that differentiate software-as-a-service from simple hosting. OpSource was different. They had a global footprint and global support, and a flexible pricing model for SaaS companies like ours the others lacked."

OpSource's Managed Hosting platform provides Astoria with a complete on-demand infrastructure that includes the flexibility, advanced application support and technical expertise required for mission-critical hosted applications. OpSource oversees everything from provisioning the physical server to securely enabling the on-demand application to conducting testing and validation. Because Astoria On-Demand's user community is worldwide, OpSource provides 24/7 support to minimize service disruption and ensure that Astoria delivers a highly-available service to its customers.

"Over the course of the last five years, OpSource has become an integral part of Astoria's operations and a key component of Astoria On-Demand's success," continued Rosinski. "OpSource provides the flexibility, global footprint and support we need to make our premier solution the most successful enterprise-wide XML content management system in the market. Without OpSource we wouldn't have a SaaS business."

"OpSource's experience in the SaaS market enables us to deliver the full spectrum of technical capabilities and business services that Astoria requires to expand its business," said Treb Ryan, CEO of OpSource. "We have partnered with Astoria to transform their company into an on-demand business and have set a foundation that will enable the company to keep pace with growth moving forward."

OpSource's flexible platform is able to support Astoria On-Demand's customer base as the company begins to move to a virtual model over the next two years. Astoria Software's vision is to leverage the public cloud to expand into the Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB) and consumer consultant markets. With OpSource, the company has a partner that can offer the support and flexible pricing models needed for a cost-effective and efficient transition.

About Astoria Software
Astoria Software is the world's most successful Enterprise solution for XML Component Content Management and the first to deliver both an Enterprise-wide SaaS/On-Demand and an On-Premise approach to structured content management. Cisco Systems, Teradata, ITT Fluid Technology, Siemens Healthcare, Northrop Grumman, Avaya, Citrix, and other Forbes Global 2000 manufacturers rely on Astoria to meet increasingly competitive demands for product documentation -- high volume, accelerated time-to-market, and globalized output. Astoria Component Content Management, whether On-Demand or On-Premise, is an enterprise-wide solution for Translation-Enabled Content Management, reducing documentation costs up to 90%, compressing product launch times from months to weeks, and generating productivity and management benefits with its flexible delivery model. Astoria Software, a division of TransPerfect, Inc., is based in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit www.astoriasoftware.com .

About OpSource
Founded in 2002, OpSource provides cloud and managed hosting solutions that enable businesses to accelerate growth and scale operations while controlling costs and reducing IT infrastructure support risks. Headquartered in Santa Clara, with operations in California, Virginia, the UK, Ireland, and India, more than 600 enterprises, service providers and Software-as-a-Service ISVs rely on OpSource's expertise, experience and cloud automation technology to operate high-availability, business-critical hosting environments. OpSource is a Dimension Data company. www.opsource.net

 
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