Ixonos Launches Ixonos Elastic Cloud, the First Red Hat Certified Cloud in the Nordics

By Ixonos, PRNE
Monday, May 30, 2011

HELSINKI, May 31, 2011 -

Ixonos launches an open and secure enterprise cloud solution for R&D and
e-services and becomes the first Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider in the
Nordic countries. "Through our Certified Cloud Provider Program, we confirm
that vendors offer a trusted destination to use Red Hat technologies in
public clouds and that the clouds meet rigorous testing and certification
requirements to ensure a safe and consistent environment for enterprise cloud
deployments," says Magnus Svensson, Nordic Regional Manager at Red Hat, Inc.

For customers planning and developing new services for global or domestic
markets with tight time-to-market demands, Ixonos Elastic Cloud(TM) offers an
endlessly scalable R&D platform based physically in Finland. The cloud is
delivered according to the Platform as a Service (PaaS) model and it serves
specifically well those enterprise system and R&D customers already running
their applications on JBoss Application Server and in Red Hat Linux
environments. Ixonos' cloud offers a consistent environment for seamless
migration from on-premise data centres to the cloud as well as for adding new
cloud services to a company's existing operations. The PaaS environment is
ready to deploy applications with global level coverage and will soon be
enriched with payment and authentication solutions.

"Not only is the cloud's payment method flexible, as customers only pay
for the services they use - the other notable benefits of employing a fully
developed platform from the cloud are the quality guarantee and the speed:
you get a certified, integrated and fully supported framework for running and
developing your business, and it is instantly ready to be deployed," explains
Teppo Kuisma, head of Ixonos Business Solutions.

Ixonos Elastic Cloud is already used to provide next generation public
services to municipalities in Finland with Ixonos City Online(TM). "Ixonos
already designs and implements numerous agile R&D software services for
innovative SaaS (Software as a Service) providers in Finland," says Jari
, Director, Products and Services, at Ixonos Business Solutions.

Ixonos is an active member of the Cloud Software Program, a Tivit-led
research program where corporate participants from the Finnish software
industry collaborate in building new cloud business models, lean software
enterprise models and open cloud software infrastructure. "As the program has
been running for 18 months now, it is fascinating to see that in Finland, we
are in the forefront of making cloud business real. Ixonos again shows an
example by building a cloud foundation for many new opportunities", says
Director Janne Järvinen from F-Secure, the leader of the Tivit Cloud Software


- Ixonos' website: www.ixonos.com/

- Red Hat's website: www.redhat.com/

- Tivit's Cloud Software Program: www.cloudsoftwareprogram.org/

Ixonos is an ICT services company creating innovative solutions for
mobility, social media and digital services. Together with our customers we
develop products and services which let people enjoy inspiring digital
experience, anyplace, anytime. Our client organizations benefit from new
business opportunities and new productivity. We have offices in Finland,
China, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia and the U.S. Ixonos
Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company's turnover in 2010 was 84.9
MEUR and operating profit 5.3 MEUR.

For more information, please contact:

Ixonos: Teppo Kuisma, head of Ixonos Business Solutions,
tel: +358-50-581-4075, teppo.kuisma@ixonos.com

Jari Kekkonen, Director, Products and Services, tel. +358-50-342-1521,


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