Sterling Software Partners with Resonate

Sterling Software Inc. has signed a worldwide OEM partnership agreement with Resonate Inc., a provider of Internet Services Management (iSM) solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Sterling Software will use Resonate’s solutions to market and support two best-of-breed products that ensure high availability, performance and control of e-business applications. Sterling Software will market the Resonate solutions as FUSION:Balance and FUSION:Director.

"For successful e-business deployments, continuous availability and high performance of all components in e-business applications and services must be a design goal from the outset rather than as an afterthought," says Richard Villars, Vice President, Internet and eCommerce Strategies at IDC. "The Resonate partnership puts Sterling Software in a strong position to help its clients achieve their business objectives of increasing revenue, managing expenses and strengthening channel relationships through e-business initiatives."

As a result of the worldwide partnership, Sterling Software will market and support two Web management solutions. FUSION:Balance is a software solution for e-business enterprise traffic management. Sterling Software will offer a single site option, as well as a multi-site option for geographically distributed Internet sites. FUSION:Balance guarantees the maximum uptime and the fastest performance for e-business applications by balancing traffic across an e-business infrastructure, without incurring the overhead of passing all data through a single distribution point. FUSION:Director integrates the key elements of Internet traffic and systems management to enable monitoring, reporting and control of service levels across Internet sites.

In February 2000, Sterling Software was acquired by Computer Associates International Inc. Both of these solutions are complementary to Computer Associates’ Web management offerings.

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