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Fortisphere Joins the Distributed Management Task Force

Enhanced Interoperability Enables Fortisphere Customers to Reduce Management Complexity and Deployment Costs

Chantilly, Va.March 17, 2008Fortisphere, a provider of enterprise virtual machine lifecycle management software, today announced that it has joined the Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTFÆ) to help develop and define open standards for system virtualization management. By participating in the development of open DMTF standards, the company is helping to ensure that its customers and partners have the ability to quickly integrate the Fortisphere suite of virtual machine management solutions into any enterprise environment.

Founded in 1992, DMTF is the industry organization leading the development of management standards and integration technology for enterprise and Internet environments. For the last 16 years, DMTF management technologies have enabled management interoperability among multi-vendor systems, tools and solutions within the enterprise. By deploying solutions that support DMTF standards, IT managers can choose a mix of systems and solutions that best meet their users' needs. DMTF recently announced the release of a new standard to simplify and reduce the cost of managing virtualized infrastructures across a data center.

"The explosive growth of enterprise virtual machine environments has fueled the need for effective virtualization management tools," said Winston Bumpus, DMTF president. "While many vendors are rushing to address these management concerns, enterprise customers require open integration standards to best architect a solution that meets their needs. As virtual machine management providers like Fortisphere embrace DMTF interoperability standards, organizations will be able to better harness the great benefits of virtualization."

Released in January 2008, Fortisphere Virtual Essentials is a suite of virtual machine lifecycle management products that provide cradle-to-grave identification, tracking, reporting and management of online and offline virtual machines. The Fortisphere Virtual Essentials suite is comprised of two productsFortisphere Virtual Insight and Fortisphere Virtual Foresight. Both solutions come packaged as a virtual appliance, providing multi-platform support for VMware, Citrix XenSource and Microsoft, working across desktops, workstations and servers.

About DMTF
With more than 4,000 active participants representing 44 countries and nearly 200 organizations, the Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) is the industry organization leading the development, adoption and promotion of interoperable management standards and initiatives. DMTF management technologies are critical to enabling management interoperability among multi-vendor systems, tools, and solutions within the enterprise. By deploying solutions that support DMTF standards, IT managers can choose to deploy a mix of systems and solutions that best meet their users' needs, while reducing management complexity and total cost of ownership. Information about the DMTF technologies and activities can be found at www.dmtf.org.

About Fortisphere
Fortisphere is a provider of Virtual Machine Lifecycle Management software that ensures virtualized environments operate efficiently, effectively and securely. Founded in October 2006, Fortisphere is pioneering the concept of Smart Growth, a way to facilitate rapid expansion of virtual infrastructures through greater visibility, granular control and best practices. Fortisphere is a venture-backed company, headquartered in the greater Washington, DC area, with offices in Boston, MA and McLean, VA. More information about Fortisphere is located online at www.fortisphere.com.

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