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BuildForge Rolls Out FullThrottle(TM), the First Open Process Accelerator for High-Performance Software Development

Customers Gain 10x to 20x Development Cycle Improvements to Drive Rapid Time-to-Market

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/18/05 -- BuildForge, the leading provider of development automation solutions for Real-World Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), today announced the availability of FullThrottle, the industry's first language- and script-independent software process accelerator. FullThrottle integrates with FullControl(TM), BuildForge's flagship product, the industry's first open framework for integrating the application development lifecycle, also announced today.

FullThrottle tackles a long-standing barrier to rapid application delivery suffered by most large-scale development organizations. With increasing product complexity comes longer processing times -- sometimes as much as 60 hours for a single turn. When a development cycle spans multiple days, continuous integration is impossible, and a single error can cause serious schedule slips.

"FullThrottle provides development teams with a powerful accelerator that runs development tasks in parallel to dramatically increase performance without restricting their choice of technology," said Gregg Burt, BuildForge CEO. "Teams struggle to attain 24x7 development and continuous integration, but cannot overcome the delays of lengthy processes. With FullThrottle, a 60-hour development cycle can be reduced to just 3 hours. The combination of FullControl and FullThrottle introduces a new standard of speed and quality improvement for development groups under constant competitive pressure to improve time-to-market," Burt said.

Optimize Hardware Resources

FullThrottle transforms idle servers into optimized processing clusters, decreasing development cycle times by an average of 10x to 20x. With pooled servers and project threading, product components automatically distribute to multiple servers with similar configurations, resulting in accelerated development processes and providing fault tolerance to redirect work when systems fail. The powerful restart capability allows projects to resume where an error was detected and resolved versus starting from the beginning -- addressing a common development problem that creates product delays.

Self-Learning for Ongoing Speed Improvements

BuildForge's solution reflects its unique focus on continual performance improvement. FullThrottle collects comprehensive historical data on each project, including where tasks were executed, how they performed, and how servers were used. From that analysis, FullThrottle "recommends" speed improvements, and uses this growing knowledge base to continually enhance performance over time. Additionally, FullThrottle provides productivity reports that highlight bottlenecks and efficiencies to help teams fine-tune processes based on their project expertise.

Powerful Combination of Process and Performance

Faster processes don't always mean better processes. Using FullControl in combination with FullThrottle, development teams gain on two critical fronts -- improving visibility, management and control of their key processes with FullControl, then accelerating individual tasks with FullThrottle. The dynamic combination of FullControl and FullThrottle brings development environments dramatic improvements in efficiency, quality, and time-to-market.

BuildForge FullThrottle is available immediately by contacting BuildForge at 512-225-0450 or sales@buildforge.com.

About BuildForge

Based in Austin, Texas, BuildForge is the leading provider of development automation solutions for Real-World Application Lifecycle Management. FullControl is the first open framework that allows development teams to automate, track, and analyze their application development lifecycle using the tools they have in place today. BuildForge is used by industry leaders such as Symantec, Avaya, Visa, and Adobe to create significant improvements in productivity, quality, and time-to-market. www.buildforge.com

Contact:
Cheri Bergeron
BuildForge, Inc.
512-255-0456

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