MuleSource Partners With FastConnect to Meet Rising Demand in France

France-based FastConnect helps MuleSource to extend reach and broaden EU footprint
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO and PARIS, January 6, 2009 - MuleSource, the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, today announced a partnership with FastConnect, a Paris-based IT consultancy, to provide Mule architecture and implementation services throughout the French market.

FastConnect’s expertise spans the domains of data and service integration, through to the user interface, using advanced and innovative technologies such as SOA, distributed environments, business process management (BPM) and AJAX/HTML. FastConnect extends MuleSource’s reach into an IT market in France that values local knowledge and regional market leadership.

“We feel that experience with the local landscape and a presence on the ground is critical to extending our reach in the EU,” said Phil Bradley, vice president of sales, MuleSource. “As a leading SOA consultancy in France, FastConnect brings exactly this type of leadership to the table.”

FastConnect joins the MuleSource Partner Program, which gives organizations the expertise to market, configure, customize and implement SOA and integration solutions for customers worldwide. Founded in 2006, MuleSource now boasts 27 consulting and and technology partners in the program across North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim.

“In this difficult economic climate, we are seeing a significant spike in demand for open source solutions that lower the risk and total cost of ownership (TCO) of SOA initiatives,” said Jérome Sandrini, managing director at FastConnect. “By partnering with MuleSource, we are able to capitalize on this opportunity by offering market-leading open source SOA infrastructure solutions to companies in France and beyond.”

About MuleSource
MuleSource is the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software. Founded by the creators of the Mule project, the world's most reliable and widely used open source enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform, MuleSource delivers enterprise class software, support and services to the thousands 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. For more information, visit www.mulesource.com.

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