SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) - ServiceMesh, provider of the industry's only enterprise-grade cloud management platform, announced that it has partnered with SaaS, PaaS and IaaS provider Ospero. Ospero is the reocognized leader in enabling Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Open Source providers to rapidly expand its global market footprint. By embedding ServiceMesh's Agility Platform into its core service offerings, Ospero will provide its ISV and SaaS (Software as a Service) customers with comprehensive solutions to rapidly consume, deploy and govern its software offerings across broad distribution markets and deliver cloud solutions with the governance, policy and security required for rapid multi-territory expansion.

Analyst Firm Gartner estimates spending on SaaS will rise 17.9 percent in 2012 to $14.5 billion and remain strong through 2015, when spending on the software is expected to hit $22.1 billion.

Ospero's Open Source service offering incorporates BI services, database tools, email, CRM and market analysis. By adding ServiceMesh's Agility Platform, which provides a single, integrated control point for governance, compliance and security across the customer's cloud applications and environments, Ospero will provide its customers with fully governed, self-service access to these applications, platforms and services. The partnership will enable Ospero's customers to design, develop and deploy open source projects, within an enterprise ready infrastructure, in any one of Ospero's 23 data centers across the globe.

"Partnering with ServiceMesh will allow us to deliver an enterprise storefront to our customers with more complete, scalable, enterprise-grade solutions that utilize Agility's governance, compliance and controls," said Jason Currill, chief executive officer, Ospero. "Our combined solution will deliver an industry-leading robust, easy to use global deployment model and give us a competitive edge."

"By combining the award-winning ServiceMesh Agility Platform with Ospero's Distribution 2.0 DaaS solution, SaaS, ISV and Open Source vendors will be able to rapidly expand and deploy workloads into a hybrid cloud model, with the applications, platforms, services and data governance required in order to comply with Data Protections acts," said Jeff Drake, executive vice president, corporate development, ServiceMesh.

The ServiceMesh Agility Platform delivers a single, consolidated management platform that simplifies the complexities of private, public and hybrid cloud management for Global 2000 enterprises. The Agility Platform is the only enterprise-grade cloud management platform that delivers and manages applications in hybrid clouds with policy-driven governance, compliance and security throughout their lifecycle.

The partnership, which includes joint training, support and co-marketing initiatives, will enable Ospero to deliver customers' applications faster to the cloud, while maintaining sovereignty, security and compliance needs.

About ServiceMesh
ServiceMesh provides the industry's only enterprise-grade cloud management platform that enables on-demand, self-service IT operating models for Global 2000 clients. Enterprise customers select the ServiceMesh Agility Platform to automate the deployment and management of enterprise applications and platforms across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The Agility Platform provides a single, integrated control point for governance, compliance and security across the customer's cloud applications and environments, empowering the business with fully governed, self-service access to applications, platforms, and services. Some of the world's largest and most sophisticated companies in financial services, health care and other highly regulated industries rely on ServiceMesh to deliver applications and services at the speed of market change, streamline bureaucratic and inefficient IT operating models and transform IT into a strategic business enabler and competitive advantage.

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About Ospero 
Ospero are a global hosting, infrastructure and platform services vendor. They recently launched their DaaS -- distribution as a service -- offering for software as a service (SaaS) vendors operating in EMEA.

The Ospero DaaS platform is aimed at software vendors who want and need to embrace local Data Protection acts in order to comply with jurisdictions outside of their own domestic markets. Ospero and tech partner VMware recently commissioned a whitepaper, authored by international law firm Taylor Wessing, looking at data protection challenges and opportunities for non-EU SaaS vendors.

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