Surgient Receives InfoWorld 2007 Technology of the Year Honors

Leading IT Publication Recognizes Surgient Virtual QA/Test Lab Management System as the Best Virtual Lab Automation Solution

Infoworld 2007 Winner

AUSTIN, Texas – January 8, 2007 – Surgient, a leader in Virtual Lab Management Applications for automating software demo, test and training labs, today announced that InfoWorld Magazine named the Surgient Virtual QA/Test Lab Management System (VQMS) as the 2007 Technology of the Year Award winner for Best Virtual Lab Automation Platform. Surgient VQMS was hand-picked by InfoWorld’s Test Center analysts and editors from a pool of more than 230 products reviewed by the publication in 2006.

Surgient VQMS was one of 41 products representing, “the best and most innovative in their class,” states InfoWorld’s editorial staff. VQMS enables organizations to centrally manage and automate the deployment of complex software testing environments. In the 2006 product review, Surgient VQMS received a score of 8.0 from InfoWorld’s Andrew Binstock who called it, “…a capable, enterprise-scale lab automation solution.” According to InfoWorld's editorial staff, Surgient VQMS earned a 2007 Technology of the Year Award for Best Virtual Lab Automation solution as, "an extensive, enterprise-scale solution with excellent capture and replay capabilities.”

“Virtual lab management solutions gained tremendous momentum in 2006 as companies began to realize the limitations of virtualization alone,” said Bill Daniel, Surgient president and CEO. “We are honored to receive the prestigious 2007 Technology of the Year Award from InfoWorld. The recognition from a leading IT publication such as InfoWorld reinforces Surgient VQMS’ position as the industry’s most comprehensive virtual lab management system for accelerating the software testing and delivery process.”

InfoWorld's annual Technology of the Year Awards identify significant technologies of the past year that promise to make the greatest impact on enterprise IT strategies, and recognize the products that best exemplify the implementation of those technologies. Announced in the January 1, 2007 edition of InfoWorld, the comprehensive report can also be found online at http://www.infoworld.com/4841.

About Surgient Virtual QA/Test Lab Management System

The award-winning Surgient VQMS enables companies to centrally manage and automate the deployment of complex software environments required to execute automated and manual testing processes. Enterprise organizations can easily consolidate test and development infrastructure, enabling QA/test teams to rapidly provision and securely access multi-server test configurations on demand.

About Surgient

Surgient puts virtualization technology to work for the world’s largest Global 2000 organizations and independent software vendors (ISVs). The first company to provide on-demand applications that automate the deployment, configuration and teardown of complex enterprise software environments or “virtual labs,” Surgient’s award-winning virtual lab management solutions enable end users to rapidly provision needed computing resources for business-critical initiatives such as software development, QA/test, training, sales and marketing.

With over 600,000 virtual labs applications delivered to-date, Surgient enables companies such as Business Objects, EMC, Mercury Interactive, Microsoft, Oracle, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Symantec to dramatically accelerate the software delivery life cycle, reduce operating costs, increase productivity and enable IT to better align with business priorities. Surgient partners with leading technology companies including EMC/VMware, Microsoft, Mercury Interactive, Saba, ViewCentral and WebEx Communications. Surgient is a private, venture-backed company based in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit www.surgient.com.

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