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Global System Integration Firm Amentra Partners with MuleSource, Recommends Mule ESB As Key SOA Enabler for Fortune 500

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO - August 7, 2007 - MuleSource today announced that Richmond, Virginia-based systems integrator Amentra (www.amentra.com) has become a MuleSource Premium Partner, and that the company views Mule as a key open source integration technology and overall an important enabler of enterprise SOA transformations. Customers that benefit from Amentra's unique business and technology mentoring model include many of the Fortune 500, government and leading growth companies in the U.S. and Europe.

This is the first time that an industry-leading mentoring approach will be systematically applied to an open source ESB and integration platform. Through the new partnership, the Amentra mentoring model can empower enterprises with knowledge of open source products and processes, empowering business users and helping enterprise IT staff to upgrade technical skills while at the same time enterprises upgrade their technology. In 2006, a leading industry analyst firm recognized Amentra as one of the leading Open Source Software and SOA & Web Services integrators.

"Our partnership with MuleSource will help our Fortune 2000 and government customers gain direct access to open source-based integration best practices," said Mike Lambert, EVP of sales for Amentra. "When enterprises have needs to assess a major IT infrastructure move such as a migration to SOA, they require an assessment of technology, business process and overall organizational knowledge. We're working with MuleSource to integrate their knowledge and technology into our mentoring approach and deliver this to our customers."

"Our partnership with Amentra will help enterprises gain access to the unique collaborative mentoring approach to business solutions for which Amentra is known," said Dave Rosenberg, CEO of MuleSource. "This is further evidence of the growing demand for MuleSource SOA technology and knowledge among the Fortune 2000 and leading organizations."

MuleSource products and knowledge will be offered along with Amentra's Full Service SOA engagement services, a holistic approach to transforming organizations through a service oriented architectural approach. It addresses the three most important drivers of enterprise IT success: people, process, and technology. Full Service SOA addresses all aspects of an organization transformation, removing silos, establishing IT governance structures, and creating common business definitions.

The MuleSource Partner Alliance Program gives qualified partners direct access to a wide range of revenue opportunities associated with the vast adoption of Mule. Since the company's initial launch in October of 2006, MuleSource has established relationships with more than 20 services providers and technology partners specializing in open source IT. The new Partner Alliance Program, launched in June, 2007, formalizes different tiers of partnership based on specific metrics, such as geographies covered, vertical industry expertise and more.

About Amentra, Inc.
Amentra, Inc. offers a distinctively different approach to business and IT consulting. By helping clients deploy mission critical business systems through a formal, experience proven mentoring and software development program, Amentra has earned industry accolades for combining two areas that have historically been separate service offerings into a single solution: deliverable-based project solutions integrated with IT Mentoring. Amentra specializes in expertise in retail, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, finance, and government. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Amentra also has regional offices in Washington, DC, Charlotte, NC, Tampa, FL and Philadelphia, PA. Amentra's web address is http://www.amentra.com.

About MuleSource
MuleSource is the leading provider of open source infrastructure and integration software. Founded by the creators of the Mule project, the world's most reliable and widely-used open source ESB and integration platform, MuleSource delivers enterprise class support and services to the hundreds of organizations that have downloaded the open source project worldwide. Founded in 2006 and backed by investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures, MuleSource is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide.

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