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1 An Introduction to Xtremesoft Maximize the availability of your applications on the Microsoft platform.

2 20042Introduction to Xtremesoft Company History 1998 Company direction solidified as a result of work on COM+ in cooperation with Microsoft Began product development with major Microsoft end user $1.5M Seed round from Merrill Lynch Ventures (MLV) Expanded relationship with Microsoft, Signing a 3-year development agreement with BizTalk Server group $5.8M Series B Round from JMI Equity Fund and MLV Hired Professional CEO Both AppMetrics products launched – June 2001 First international distributorships signed

3 20043Introduction to Xtremesoft Senior Management Michael Dexter-Smith CEO Michael Dexter-Smith CEO Chief Executive Officer at VenturCom (6 Years) and Carleton Corporation (4 years) Chris Smith VP Chris Smith VP Director Product Management – Xtremesoft Director Product Management – Xtremesoft Group Product Manager – IBM/Lotus Group Product Manager – IBM/Lotus

4 What is Application Availability? How do you differentiate availability from management generally? And how does Xtremesoft add value?

5 20045Introduction to Xtremesoft Application Availability Increases The ROI By using AppMetrics, the availability of the application has increased by a few percentage points. Considering for every one percentage point of additional availability a thousand man-hours of down-time is saved and hence results in millions of dollars in improved efficiency throughout the organization. American Family American Family

6 20046Introduction to Xtremesoft The Evolving Application Stack More of the application is handled by standard components System SW Application System SW DBMS System SW DBMS System SW DBMS Platform Evolution : Mainframe Client/Server Web EAI/B2B Web Services Platform Evolution : Mainframe Client/Server Web EAI/B2B Web Services Application Server System SW DBMS Application Server Integration Server Application Server Application Integration Server Application Web Services Application

7 20047Introduction to Xtremesoft Availability comes from Availability comes from Reliable hardware Reliable hardware Reliable Operating System Reliable Operating System Managed Network Managed Network Managed Databases Managed Databases Successful Business Transactions Successful Business Transactions Availability Requires Hardware OEM Microsoft HP, NetIQ Quest Xtremesoft

8 20048Introduction to Xtremesoft Successful Business Transactions CPU running, disks spinning – are transactions succeeding? CPU running, disks spinning – are transactions succeeding? View computer systems in terms of business work done View computer systems in terms of business work done Identify the list of discrete business transactions Identify the list of discrete business transactions How many execute? How many succeed? How many execute? How many succeed? AppMetrics provides business logic transaction information

9 20049Introduction to Xtremesoft Competition For Managing The Application Stack Systems HW/ OS Networks DBMS ApplicationServer IntegrationServer Web Services Consoles: CA, Tivoli, NetIQ, Microsoft, BMC Networking: HP, Micromuse, Concord Communications Precise Software, Quest Software, BMC Websphere/WebLogic Wyle, Altaworks, Dirig, BMC COM+ &.NET Xtremesoft MQ Series CA, BMC, Nastel WebSphere (same as J2EE) BizTalk Server Application No Market Today Emerging Market 2004 Mainstream Market

10 Microsoft Direction Microsoft intends to make their infrastructure and packaged applications more reliable and scalable… But will leave the customer on their own when it comes to making their custom applications highly available

11 200411Introduction to Xtremesoft Market Trends 1999 – 2005 in Application Development Enterprises are required to build new mission-critical applications in order to automate and enhance their business processes Enterprises are required to build new mission-critical applications in order to automate and enhance their business processes A shift is underway from stovepipe internal only apps, to web based transactional type applications. Microsoft is the most cost-effective solution Microsoft is the most cost-effective solution Inexpensive to deploy compared to the competition Microsoft owns the developer tools market with Visual Basic and Visual Studio.NET Microsoft owns the developer tools market with Visual Basic and Visual Studio.NET The starting point is being controlled and evangelized As a result, Microsofts share of the enterprise application server installations will grow As a result, Microsofts share of the enterprise application server installations will grow But by how much?

12 200412Introduction to Xtremesoft What The Analysts Say About Market Size Meta Group Meta Group Believes Microsofts share of the enterprise application server installations will grow five fold, from 10% share of the market today, to 50% within the next three years Gartner Group Gartner Group Recently in CIO Magazine, Mark Driver, Director of Research said, Over the next five years, we see two de facto platforms for a vast majority of e- business apps: Java and Microsoft... We don't see a clear winner. We expect a split, or perhaps a split in favor of Java. International Data Corporation International Data Corporation In their Performance and Availability Management Software Market Forecast and Analysis, , IDC states, the performance and availability management software market increased to $3.89 billion in 2000, and then predicts, this market is forecast to grow by 72% to reach $6.68 billion in 2005.

13 200413Introduction to Xtremesoft Microsoft Owns the Platform: The IS Groups Will Follow 6 Million+ Microsoft Visual Basic developers are using Visual Studio.NET and Visual Basic.NET 6 Million+ Microsoft Visual Basic developers are using Visual Studio.NET and Visual Basic.NET Visual Basic has a 3 to 1 advantage in developers over Java (Gartner Group) To win the IS organization Microsoft will have to match proven traits found on platforms like UNIX and IBMs Mainframes To win the IS organization Microsoft will have to match proven traits found on platforms like UNIX and IBMs Mainframes Reliability and scalability Sophisticated management tools Business application availability Microsoft has the will (and $$) to build a reliable platform Microsoft has the will (and $$) to build a reliable platform The base platform and development environment has always been their forte The base platform and development environment has always been their forte But this infrastructure is difficult and complex effort, which leaves few resources to focus on management issues such as application availability But this infrastructure is difficult and complex effort, which leaves few resources to focus on management issues such as application availability Which is why Microsoft if relying on industry leaders, namely Xtremesoft Which is why Microsoft if relying on industry leaders, namely Xtremesoft

14 200414Introduction to Xtremesoft The Microsoft View on Management Microsoft.Net Servers Microsoft.NET Servers StorageMgmt SecurityManagement HostingMgmt NetworkMgmt PerformanceCapacityMgmt Base server management provided by Microsoft Value added and other expert management provided by ISVs (like Xtremesoft)

15 Xtremesoft In The Market and Working!

16 200416Introduction to Xtremesoft AppMetrics for Transactions

17 200417Introduction to Xtremesoft Software Architecture Mid-Tier Analysis Enterprise Mgmt NT Event Log PerfMon AppMetrics Display and Pager Data Warehouse AcquisitionAction AppMetrics Manager MTS NT COM+ SQL Server OLAP Services Analysis Database Web Server n-Tier Application

18 Our Customers and the Marketplace Continuing to Build A Strong, Referenceable Base of Users

19 200419Introduction to Xtremesoft Customer Feedback "Thanks for all of your ongoing support btw...you guys are absolutely one of the best vendors I've worked with! "Thanks for all of your ongoing support btw...you guys are absolutely one of the best vendors I've worked with! Pitney Bowes Shelton, CT, United States Pitney Bowes Shelton, CT, United States Again, thank you very much for your support and thanks to your team. The customer service being provided is top drawer! Again, thank you very much for your support and thanks to your team. The customer service being provided is top drawer! 5by5 Software Calgary, Alberta, Canada

20 200420Introduction to Xtremesoft A Sampling of Our Customers Financial Services Financial Services Merrill Lynch Fidelity Investments GMAC-RFC ADP Dealer Services American Family Insurance Skandia Banken Manufacturing Manufacturing Pitney Bowes Microsoft Corporation Media Media International Data Group Public Sector/Government State of North Carolina Public Works and Government Services Canada Retail & Hospitality Schwans Sales Enterprises Meijer Corporation Simon Property Group Services Peopleclick.Com eCollege WebTone

21 200421Introduction to Xtremesoft Market Feedback from Analysts and Microsoft In September 2001, Xtremesoft was ranked as one of five, private companies to watch in SG Cowens analysis of the performance management sector. Peter Kuper, Analyst with SG Cowen In a dedicated Microsoft environment, Xtremesoft will eventually [sic] benefit from tighter relations with the platform vendor... Jean-Pierre Garbani, Senior Industry Analyst with Giga Information Group Xtremesoft's powerful solution provides additional information and needed analysis for enterprises that have developed and deployed applications… Michael Risse, General Manager for.NET Servers at Microsoft Corporation

22 Maximize the availability of your applications on the Microsoft platform.


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