Surgient Awarded Three New Patents for Advanced Management and Coordination of Virtualization

Patented Technologies Form the Underpinnings of Surgient’s Virtual Lab Management Platform

AUSTIN, Texas — January 23, 2007 — Surgient, the market leader in virtual labs that power solutions for software testing, training and evaluation, today announced that it has been awarded three new patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Reinforcing its technical leadership in the virtual lab management market, the three new patents cover technologies that enable Surgient customers to better allocate, manage and organize virtualized resources used to accelerate the software development and delivery lifecycle.

The three patented technologies are key components of the Surgient virtual lab management platform, providing organizations with enhanced efficiency for all software delivery processes. Specifically, the patented technologies help organizations better manage and coordinate the use of virtual labs across both their physical and virtual infrastructures, ensuring that IT resources are utilized to their fullest capacity.

“Since pioneering the virtual lab management market five years ago, Surgient has remained dedicated to growing its technical leadership position and developing new technologies that provide greater customer value,” said Tim Lucas, president and CEO, Surgient. “The patented technologies act as the underpinnings of a number of our virtual lab management capabilities, helping Surgient customers better manage their virtual labs to ensure greater productivity gains across the application lifecycle. We are very proud of our software development team and their continued ability to deliver unique technologies that deliver tremendous value to our customers.”

The three patents were awarded during the past year. The technologies covered by the patents were developed entirely by Surgient’s research and development team. The patents include:

These patents, along with previously granted Surgient patents, reinforce the uniqueness of Surgient’s virtual lab management platform and associated applications, and its ability to deliver advanced manageability, scalability and flexibility in the use of virtualization in the enterprise IT environment.

About Surgient

Surgient is the market leader in providing virtual lab management software that powers software testing, training and evaluation. Surgient's platform and solutions automate the deployment, configuration and teardown of complex enterprise software environments. More than 1,000,000 applications have been delivered to-date though Surgient-powered virtual labs, enabling companies such as BMC, CA, Dell, EMC, GE Healthcare, HP, IBM, Merck, Microsoft, SAP, 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 and Cisco/WebEx. Surgient is a private, venture-backed company based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit www.surgient.com.

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