SteelCloud and GoAhead Software Announce Strategic Alliance

SteelCloud Adds Middleware to its High Availability Server Line

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 16 - SteelCloud, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCLD), a leading engineering and manufacturing integrator of network centric and embedded computing solutions, today announced a strategic alliance with GoAhead® Software, experts in building middleware for highly available systems. Under the terms of the agreement, SteelCloud will integrate GoAhead SelfReliant®, market-leading, high-availability and management software with the Company's AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA server platforms. The SteelCloud platforms provide federal integrators with a standards-based, application-ready platform, for developing mission-critical applications for the United States Department of Defense or any environment that requires 99.999% availability.

"While equipment manufacturers want the value of standards-based solutions, there is a significant amount of work to be done to create a solution that is application ready," states Jim Ewel, GoAhead CEO. "With 15,000 deployments worldwide, GoAhead SelfReliant will add proven high availability capabilities to the SteelCloud platforms, giving customers the flexibility, cost and time efficiencies offered by standards in a fully integrated, validated platform."

"With integrated SelfReliant software, a SteelCloud high availability server allows our federal integrator customers to dramatically shorten the time it takes for them to deliver an ultra high availability solution," said Clifton W. Sink, SteelCloud President and CEO. "The new SteelCloud high availability systems will provide application development teams with an already integrated and tested platform. This allows them to focus their efforts on software application development and functionality which ultimately leads to their competitive differentiation. We're excited about this new partnership with GoAhead because there is growing demand for high-availability systems in both federal and industrial markets."

The new servers will be available for demonstration at the SteelCloud Solutions Center in Herndon, Virginia. Complete servers with SelfReliant middleware start at $275,000. The alliance with GoAhead will also permit SteelCloud to provide the software separately.

About SteelCloud

SteelCloud is an engineering and manufacturing integrator specializing in network centric and embedded computing solutions for the federal government and independent software vendors. The Company designs and manufactures specialized servers and appliances for federal integrators, software vendors and volume users. For both the government and commercial markets the Company delivers integration services and software focused on service desk, risk management and network management solutions. The Company's ISO 9001:2000 certified Quality Management System provides procedures for continuous quality improvement in all aspects of its business. Over its nearly 20-year history, SteelCloud has won numerous awards for technical excellence and customer satisfaction. SteelCloud can be reached at 703-674-5500. Additional information is available at Email:

About GoAhead

GoAhead Software is the expert in building integrated middleware for telecom, military and aerospace equipment manufacturers of mission-critical systems and applications. By providing a fully integrated, application ready platform, GoAhead products and services help equipment manufacturers achieve faster time to market and lower development costs. Deployed on more than 15,000 nodes worldwide, GoAhead delivers the software and the expertise necessary to ensure success for a broad range of development projects such as wireless base station controllers, Node Bs, softswitches, defense applications and industrial controllers. GoAhead is a privately held company with headquarters in Bellevue, Washington.

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