AUSTIN, Texas and NAPERVILLE, Ill. — October 16, 2007– Surgient, a leading provider of Virtual Lab Management Applications for accelerating software delivery, and Utopia Solutions, a global quality and testing firm focused on delivering QA solutions to Fortune 500 and Middle Market companies, today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership to provide customers with virtual test lab solutions. Utopia Solutions will resell and implement Surgient's award-winning virtual test lab management software to accelerate software testing cycles and deployment times for customers across the globe.
Utopia Solutions has developed deep expertise in providing scalable software quality management solutions for 200 of the Fortune 500 as well as numerous Middle Market companies, and is an HP Gold Elite Partner. According to the agreement, Utopia Solutions consultants will be trained in the implementation of Surgient Virtual QA/Test Lab Management System (VQMS). The companies will also participate in joint go-to-market activities.
“Virtualization is changing the overall environment around software development and delivery, particularly in the area of software quality” said Melinda Ballou, program director for Application Lifecycle Management at IDC. “Virtual test lab management applications have the potential to increase IT productivity and to reduce application development costs and release times by providing a flexible, managed environment to provision test lab infrastructure and support enterprise quality processes.”
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with Surgient to offer these new capabilities,” said Scott Clark, Utopia Solutions president. “Surgient's ability to automate the process of the configuration and tear-down of complex software environments is beyond compare. We look to this partnership to be extremely positive for Surgient, Utopia and most importantly our clients.”
“Surgient is thrilled to work with Utopia Solutions to jointly bring the value of virtual lab management applications to our customers,” said Tim Lucas, Surgient president and CEO. “Creating industry-leading quality management solutions and best-practices around Surgient virtual labs accelerates results for our customers. We expect to do a lot of business with Utopia Solutions.”
Utopia Solutions is a global quality and testing firm known for its innovative QA solutions built from over a decade of experience working for 200 companies of the Fortune 500 as well as numerous Middle Market firms. As an HP Software Gold Elite Partner, Utopia Solutions’ mission is to improve quality, maximize business availability, and optimize performance of its clients’ systems. Utopia offers a wide range of packaged and custom service solutions. Its primary practice areas include: Functional Test Automation, Performance Management, Application Management, and Software Process Improvement. In addition to headquarters in Naperville, Illinois, Utopia Solutions maintains offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dallas, Texas, and Mountain View, California.
Surgient puts virtualization technology to work for the world's largest companies. The first company to provide on-demand applications that automated the deployment, configuration and tear-down of complex enterprise software environments or “virtual labs,” Surgient's award-winning virtual lab management solutions enable end users to rapidly provision computing resources for business-critical initiatives such as software QA/test, training, sales and marketing. Over 1,000,000 applications have been delivered to-date through Surgient virtual labs, enabling companies such as Business Objects, BMC, CA, EMC, Dell, HP, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft and Target Corporation to dramatically accelerate software delivery, reduce operating costs, increase productivity and enable IT to better align with business priorities. Surgient partners with leading technology companies including VMware, Microsoft, HP, PlateSpin, Saba/Centra, ViewCentral and WebEx Communications. Surgient is a private, venture-backed company based in Austin , Texas . For more information, visit www.surgient.com .