InfoNgen Selects Sonoa for Visibility and Control of Cloud Services and APIs

Leading Discovery Engine Turns to Sonoa to Increase Consistency and Control in the Cloud

San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - February 5, 2009) - Sonoa Systems, Inc., an innovative provider of analytics, management, and governance solutions for cloud services and APIs, today announced that InfoNgen, the first Discovery Engine for business, finance and information professionals, has selected Sonoa to accelerate its cloud services strategy. Sonoa's analytics and management software will give InfoNgen business-level visibility and control over their cloud services and APIs.

InfoNgen is exposing its APIs over the cloud to allow its client base to integrate the full capabilities of the InfoNgen Discovery Engine platform into existing platforms and applications, without having to make major infrastructure investments. This gives InfoNgen's clients a cost-effective way to deploy individual components of the platform or an entire end-to-end solution, replicating the performance and functionality of an installation.

InfoNgen's Discovery Engine is being used by information workers in all vertical industries, including pharmaceuticals, financial services and media. This real-time platform constantly scans, indexes and automatically applies consistent business and financial meta-data to any source of information, enabling users to filter and discover content that matches their interests.

Sonoa will provide InfoNgen with visibility and monitoring into how customers use the APIs. In addition, Sonoa will provide a single, consistent point of access for customers across many backend services and will allow InfoNgen to manage and enforce security and SLAs.

"Our clients and partners are looking to us to deliver turnkey applications that require no major investments in software and servers. As we expand our customer base, it is critical for us to have business-level visibility and control over our cloud services to ensure that we are meeting their needs," said Eli Feldman, SVP engineering & operations at InfoNgen. "With users demanding fast, secure information, Sonoa provides a full strategy around our APIs, providing visibility, control and handling of a great amount of data and large message sizes being exchanged without compromising service performance."

"Based on the strong, growing demand for our cloud gateway solution, it is clear we are at an inflection point where companies now see cloud computing as a business imperative," said Chet Kapoor, CEO of Sonoa Systems. "Running critical business services and opening up APIs to the cloud is not without significant challenges around visibility, control and scale. We solve these challenges head on, allowing companies to focus on strategic initiatives such as growing revenue and developing new services. InfoNgen is a forward-thinking innovator with its real-time discovery platform and we're delighted to have them on board as a customer."

InfoNgen joins Sonoa's growing roster of leading companies including Warner Music, Pfizer, Level 3, JP Morgan Chase, Landslide, Net One, Sterling Infosystems and Aizu University.

About InfoNgen

InfoNgen is owned by Instant Information, Inc., which was founded in 2004 by Isaak Karaev and John Mahoney to provide information management and collaboration solutions to the financial industry. It was launched with start-up capital provided by Standard & Poor's, Reuters and several private equity firms including Union Square Ventures.

About Sonoa Systems

Sonoa Systems provides a cloud service gateway that solves critical visibility, control, and governance challenges for enterprises that are using cloud-based business applications. Leading customers such as Pfizer, Warner Music, and IntraLinks use Sonoa to create new revenue channels, reduce costs, and innovate faster. The company is based in Santa Clara, CA, privately held, and backed by leading investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Bay Partners, Third Point Ventures, and SAP Ventures. For more see

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