MuleSource Taps Ricston’s Deep Mule Expertise to Extend EU Presence

Open source service provider Ricston delivers training and consulting services for the MuleSource portfolio of products
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO and BRUSSELS, January 13, 2009 - MuleSource, the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, today announced a partnership with Ricston, service provider for open source products worldwide.

Ricston – who has extensive experience and expertise working with enterprise integration and the Mule enterprise service bus (ESB) in particular – will work closely with MuleSource to provide training and consulting services to end-users throughout Europe. The company’s long-time commitment to Mule is reflected in the quality and depth of the training and services it offers for the MuleSource product suite.

“Ricston plays an integral role in helping MuleSource develop our training materials and delivering training and consulting services to our user base throughout Europe,” said Joan Beardsley, vice president of services, MuleSource. “Their experience and deep Mule expertise are instrumental in helping MuleSource serve our growing European community, and we are excited about the opportunity to leverage the skills on the Ricston team.”

Ricston has developed and delivered training courses for Mule since 2006 and plays a key role developing MuleSource course curriculum and content as well as delivering Mule training in Europe and online.

“We’ve had the pleasure of working closely with project founder Ross Mason since Mule’s infancy, so we are very proficient in Mule development and architecture best practices,” said Peter Delia, CEO at Ricston. “We’re pleased to partner with MuleSource and are committed to providing the highest quality and depth of training and services available in the EU.”

Ricston 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 28 consulting and technology partners in the program across North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim.

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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