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Aras in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)


Cloud-Ready PLM Platform and Unique Business Model Combine to Provide Enterprise PLM and Advanced Connectivity in the Cloud

ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland – October 26, 2010 - Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that the Aras Innovator®, suite has been deployed in the Amazon (NasdaqGS: AMZN) Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) by Aras partner Prodeos, an expert PLM systems integration provider. Aras on Amazon EC2 provides the ability to instantly run the complete enterprise PLM solution suite in the cloud without any up-front capital expenses for hardware and software or the hassles of IT infrastructure provisioning as the deployment scales up.


Amazon EC2 is a cloud-based service that provides resizable compute capacity while fundamentally changing the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use. Designed to make web-scale computing easier, Amazon EC2 provides the ability to obtain and configure capacity easily for complete control of computing resources - enabling capacity to quickly scale up or down in a matter of minutes - while running PLM business applications in Amazon’s proven computing environment.


“This is one of many concrete examples of how Aras is leading the PLM industry in delivering a cloud-ready PLM platform,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “Running Aras in Amazon EC2 is ideal for global companies that want to evaluate, test and pilot our PLM solutions. Additionally, anyone that is looking to avoid the purchase and administration of IT infrastructure, especially midsized enterprises, may find that Amazon’s reliability and cost structure are well suited for full scale production.”


Additional information:
Prodeos Services for Aras on Amazon EC2 - http://aras.com/plm/001184
Amazon EC2 on Windows & SQL Servers - http://aras.com/plm/001185
Aras True Cloud Architecture - http://aras.com/plm/001186


About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand, Klöckner Desma, Hi-P and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit www.aras.com