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Stonebranch, Inc.

950 North Point Parkway, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA, 30005, USA

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Stonebranch and OpsWise Announce Strategic Alliance

Press release date: August 19, 2010

Companies unite to offer the most modern workload automation solutions for large-scale enterprises

AMSTERDAM, Aug. 19 -- At Innovation Europe 2010, the annual Stonebranch Executive Conference, Stonebranch and OpsWise formally announced a wide-ranging strategic alliance. Stonebranch, providers of managed file transfer and job scheduling technology, will market, sell, implement, and support OpsWise's widely acclaimed Automation Center - the industry's most modern and comprehensive workload automation solution for complex data centers. OpsWise will offer its customers Stonebranch's Indesca Independent Scheduling Agents for the i5 and SAP platforms. The companies also announced that there will be further collaboration to seamlessly integrate Stonebranch and OpsWise's technologies to provide significant added value for current and future users.

"Today is an important day in the growth of Stonebranch," noted Wolfgang Bothe, Stonebranch's President and CEO. "Our customers have been asking us for several years to expand the capabilities of our Indesca solution to include a modern workload automation engine. While we have considered partnering with other vendors, we found that most of their solutions are based on old and outdated technologies, difficult to configure, and expensive for our customers to acquire and maintain. OpsWise, on the other hand, was built from the ground up to take advantage of current technologies and to solve the complex needs of today's large-scale data centers. Also, in OpsWise, we found a team with a shared vision of the future of workload automation and a commitment to being valuable short and long term partners."

OpsWise Automation Center reduces the complexity of managing and automating enterprise-wide IT Workload by providing the most modern and comprehensive automation capabilities spanning z/OS, distributed systems, and cloud computing environments.

Jim Sievers, CEO of OpsWise, said "Our Automation Center technology is a great fit for Stonebranch's customers. Not only does it provide a viable alternative to existing legacy solutions, but our innovative pricing model provides significant cost savings to customers - a fraction of what they pay for solutions from typical legacy vendors in the marketplace. As Wolfgang noted, we find partnering with the Stonebranch team to be a great way to grow both of our businesses."

"Stonebranch will continue to be committed to the independent job scheduling marketplace," noted John Mecke, Stonebranch's COO. "The core mission of our Indesca and Infitran solutions will continue to be supporting all of the job scheduling solutions that our customers use. Our alliance with OpsWise enables us to offer our customers new options."

About Stonebranch

Stonebranch provides solutions which govern business processes and data exchange for businesses. In 2009, Stonebranch launched Scribbos(TM), a subsidiary of Stonebranch. Scribbos offers a secure business communications solution, which complements Stonebranch's Infitran(TM), its Intelligent File Transfer Solution, and Indesca(TM), its Independent Scheduling Agents solution. Used separately or as a suite, Stonebranch and Scribbos products and services interoperate with existing platforms/infrastructures and emerging technologies. Stonebranch clients include some of the world's largest financial, healthcare and technology institutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Stonebranch has offices throughout the world, including Germany, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Spain and Denmark. For more information on Stonebranch, please visit: stonebranch.com.

About OpsWise Software

OpsWise Software is an innovative Data Center Automation company based in Los Altos, CA . OpsWise's flagship product, OpsWise Automation Center, a Workload Automation Broker, was released in September 2008.

Designed to accomplish the automation goals of any enterprise - From Linux and Windows servers, mid-range UNIX and the Mainframe, OpsWise solutions can be hosted on-premise, in the Cloud, or via Software-as-a-Service. For more information on OpsWise, please visit: www.opswise.com

Source: Stonebranch

CONTACT: Annelle Barnett, +1-678-366-7887 ext. 260, annelle.barnett@stonebranch.com

Web Site: http://stonebranch.com/

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