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Aras is First PLM Software Solution Certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2


Certification Independently Validates that Aras Solutions are Highly Scalable, Reliable, and Secure on Latest Microsoft Platform

(ANDOVER, MASS. AND SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND, FEBRUARY 03, 2010) Aras®, leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management [PLM] software solution provider, today announced that the Aras Innovator® suite is the first PLM offering Certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. Certification independently validates that the Aras solutions are highly scalable, reliable, and secure on the Microsoft platform.

Windows Server 2008 R2 certification is comprised of over 100 test cases that verify an application’s compliance with Microsoft-recommended standards to ensure scalability, security, stability, availability, reliability and compatibility on the new Microsoft platform. Numerous platform advancements in Windows Server 2008 R2 build on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, expanding existing technology and adding new features to deliver superior enterprise performance with greater support multi-core processing, robust network load-balancing, and advanced data center virtualization with Hyper-V.

“Attaining the Certified for Windows Server 2008 R2 logo designates that an application has successfully completed independent testing to Microsoft’s most stringent criteria,” explained Eric Jewett, Director of Windows Server Marketing at Microsoft. “Achieving certification is a significant accomplishment and we applaud Aras for recognizing the value it brings to our mutual customers, and for being consistent and proactive in their efforts to obtain and maintain certification on the latest Microsoft platform products.”

“Aras is proud to be the first enterprise PLM software suite certified for Windows Server 2008 R2,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “We view Microsoft certification as an important independent validation which provides an added level of confidence to the corporate community for large scale enterprise deployments.”

Aras Innovator is designed and developed on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and takes full advantage of the innovative and robust capabilities offered by Microsoft to global corporations that require significant scalability, high availability and comprehensive administration.  By combining advanced functionality with an enterprise open source approach Aras is delivering a truly unique PLM value proposition to companies of all sizes: better PLM software solutions that eliminate PLM license expenses forever.

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