Mercury Interactive Provides E-Business and Enterprise Application Testing For IBM'S World Wide Solution Partnership Centers

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Mercury Interactive Corp.

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ --
 Mercury Interactive Corp. (Nasdaq: MERQ), the world's leading provider of Web
 performance management solutions announced today that they have extended their
 agreement with IBM to offer Web performance testing tools for  IBM's Solution
 Partnership Centers (SPCs).
     IBM SPCs, designed to help members of PartnerWorld for Developers test and
 enable their applications on IBM platforms in a reliable testing environment,
 utilizing Mercury Interactive solutions.  More than one hundred tests for
 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) have been completed within the last three
 years. This agreement now extends to Applications Solution Providers (ASPs)
 that are developing on the IBM platform, providing them with a reliable,
 cost-effective environment to validate hardware sizing and identify
 performance issues across a range of system architectures.  Mercury
 Interactive will work closely with IBM's SPCs to ensure that Web performance
 management solutions are optimized on the IBM-based systems for e-business
 customers.
     "IBM SPCs play a key role in our global business and therefore require the
 best technology available," said Todd Chase, worldwide manager of IBM's
 Solution Partnership Centers.  "Mercury Interactive provides the Web
 performance tools, allowing both developers and ASPs to perform high volume
 tests that accurately emulate real-life operations -- at a critical stage in
 the development lifecycle."
     "We understand the value of having comprehensive testing tools that work
 well, offer outstanding support and can bring efficiencies to our business.
 Mercury Interactive provides all that in addition to flexible tools that
 support the operating systems used by Prophet 21," said Joe Buffington, chief
 technology officer at Prophet 21, a leading developer of distribution software
 "We are equally impressed with how well Mercury Interactive facilitates
 testing agreements such as their relationship with IBM.  Working with
 Mercury Interactive, the IBM Solutions Partnership Centers provide excellent
 engineering support, lower capital costs through equipment used for testing,
 and reduces costs of our enterprise solutions for our customers.  Plus, IBM
 SPC's certification of our hardware sizing makes it easier for our customers
 to choose the right equipment."
     "Mercury Interactive provides solution developers with versatile, high
 quality Web performance management products that accelerate time to market by
 detecting problems prior to deployment," said Jayaram Bhat, vice-president of
 marketing at Mercury Interactive.  "For large-scale applications such as those
 being tested at IBM's SPCs, Mercury Interactive ensures that applications meet
 their business expectations."
 
     Mercury Interactive's Complete E-Business Solutions
     Mercury Interactive's Internet testing solutions, including TestDirector,
 LoadRunner, WinRunner, LoadRunner ActiveTest(TM) and the Astra family offer a
 complete solution for test management, load testing and functional testing.
 Topaz(R) and Topaz ActiveWatch(TM), Mercury Interactive's application
 performance management solutions, provide a solution for comprehensive Web
 site management.  Mercury Interactive's tools can test and monitor any Web
 application -- private Intranets, extranets and the Internet -- to predict
 system performance, test scalability, verify functionality, interoperability
 and application security.
 
     About IBM's Solution Partnership Centers
     IBM's Solution Partnership Centers (SPCs), part of IBM's PartnerWorld for
 Developers Program, help developers port, enable, test, and market their
 applications on all IBM platforms.  Access to the latest IBM hardware and
 software, secure porting labs, tailored configuration support, expert
 technical assistance and education all combine to lower development costs and
 increase speed to market.  The SPCs provide the resources developers need to
 build rich applications that integrate with customers' multi-vendor
 environments and exploit the huge e-business opportunity available today.  For
 more information visit http://www.developer.ibm.com/spc/ .
 
     About Mercury Interactive
     Mercury Interactive is the leading provider of Web performance management
 solutions that help e-businesses deliver a positive user experience.  Mercury
 Interactive solutions enable its customers to turn Web application
 performance, scalability and user experience into competitive advantage.  The
 company's performance management products and hosted services are open and
 integrated to best test and monitor business-critical Web applications.
     More than 10,000 business-to-business and business to consumer
 e-businesses, Internet Service Providers, Applications Service Providers,
 systems integrators, consultants, and other customers use Mercury Interactive
 solutions.
     Mercury Interactive is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and has
 40 offices worldwide.  The company can be reached at
 www.mercuryinteractive.com or by phone at U.S. 408-822-5200.
 
     NOTE:  LoadRunner and Astra are registered trademarks and Topaz,
 ActiveWatch, ActiveTest, ActiveAgent, Prism are trademarks of
 Mercury Interactive Corporation, Sunnyvale, California. Product and company
 names are used herein for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks
 of their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Mercury Interactive Corp.
    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ --
 Mercury Interactive Corp. (Nasdaq: MERQ), the world's leading provider of Web
 performance management solutions announced today that they have extended their
 agreement with IBM to offer Web performance testing tools for  IBM's Solution
 Partnership Centers (SPCs).
     IBM SPCs, designed to help members of PartnerWorld for Developers test and
 enable their applications on IBM platforms in a reliable testing environment,
 utilizing Mercury Interactive solutions.  More than one hundred tests for
 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) have been completed within the last three
 years. This agreement now extends to Applications Solution Providers (ASPs)
 that are developing on the IBM platform, providing them with a reliable,
 cost-effective environment to validate hardware sizing and identify
 performance issues across a range of system architectures.  Mercury
 Interactive will work closely with IBM's SPCs to ensure that Web performance
 management solutions are optimized on the IBM-based systems for e-business
 customers.
     "IBM SPCs play a key role in our global business and therefore require the
 best technology available," said Todd Chase, worldwide manager of IBM's
 Solution Partnership Centers.  "Mercury Interactive provides the Web
 performance tools, allowing both developers and ASPs to perform high volume
 tests that accurately emulate real-life operations -- at a critical stage in
 the development lifecycle."
     "We understand the value of having comprehensive testing tools that work
 well, offer outstanding support and can bring efficiencies to our business.
 Mercury Interactive provides all that in addition to flexible tools that
 support the operating systems used by Prophet 21," said Joe Buffington, chief
 technology officer at Prophet 21, a leading developer of distribution software
 "We are equally impressed with how well Mercury Interactive facilitates
 testing agreements such as their relationship with IBM.  Working with
 Mercury Interactive, the IBM Solutions Partnership Centers provide excellent
 engineering support, lower capital costs through equipment used for testing,
 and reduces costs of our enterprise solutions for our customers.  Plus, IBM
 SPC's certification of our hardware sizing makes it easier for our customers
 to choose the right equipment."
     "Mercury Interactive provides solution developers with versatile, high
 quality Web performance management products that accelerate time to market by
 detecting problems prior to deployment," said Jayaram Bhat, vice-president of
 marketing at Mercury Interactive.  "For large-scale applications such as those
 being tested at IBM's SPCs, Mercury Interactive ensures that applications meet
 their business expectations."
 
     Mercury Interactive's Complete E-Business Solutions
     Mercury Interactive's Internet testing solutions, including TestDirector,
 LoadRunner, WinRunner, LoadRunner ActiveTest(TM) and the Astra family offer a
 complete solution for test management, load testing and functional testing.
 Topaz(R) and Topaz ActiveWatch(TM), Mercury Interactive's application
 performance management solutions, provide a solution for comprehensive Web
 site management.  Mercury Interactive's tools can test and monitor any Web
 application -- private Intranets, extranets and the Internet -- to predict
 system performance, test scalability, verify functionality, interoperability
 and application security.
 
     About IBM's Solution Partnership Centers
     IBM's Solution Partnership Centers (SPCs), part of IBM's PartnerWorld for
 Developers Program, help developers port, enable, test, and market their
 applications on all IBM platforms.  Access to the latest IBM hardware and
 software, secure porting labs, tailored configuration support, expert
 technical assistance and education all combine to lower development costs and
 increase speed to market.  The SPCs provide the resources developers need to
 build rich applications that integrate with customers' multi-vendor
 environments and exploit the huge e-business opportunity available today.  For
 more information visit http://www.developer.ibm.com/spc/ .
 
     About Mercury Interactive
     Mercury Interactive is the leading provider of Web performance management
 solutions that help e-businesses deliver a positive user experience.  Mercury
 Interactive solutions enable its customers to turn Web application
 performance, scalability and user experience into competitive advantage.  The
 company's performance management products and hosted services are open and
 integrated to best test and monitor business-critical Web applications.
     More than 10,000 business-to-business and business to consumer
 e-businesses, Internet Service Providers, Applications Service Providers,
 systems integrators, consultants, and other customers use Mercury Interactive
 solutions.
     Mercury Interactive is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and has
 40 offices worldwide.  The company can be reached at
 www.mercuryinteractive.com or by phone at U.S. 408-822-5200.
 
     NOTE:  LoadRunner and Astra are registered trademarks and Topaz,
 ActiveWatch, ActiveTest, ActiveAgent, Prism are trademarks of
 Mercury Interactive Corporation, Sunnyvale, California. Product and company
 names are used herein for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks
 of their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Mercury Interactive Corp.