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Leading Companies Meet to Discuss Business Benefits of Virtual Lab Management at First Surgient Regional User Group Meetings

Bi-coastal meetings allowed Surgient customers to discuss best practices and gain insight into the future of virtual lab automat

AUSTIN, Texas, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgient, the leader in Virtual Lab Management applications for software testing, training and evaluation, announced today that some of the world's largest companies attended its first regional user group meetings held last month in New York and Palo Alto, Calif. The events allowed customers, such as BMC Software, CA, EMC, HP, Hyperion, IBM, Information Builders, Kana, Network Appliance, OutlookSoft Corporation, Primavera Systems and webMethods, to share best practices, discuss key topics and network with industry peers and colleagues.

"Surgient's customers continue to break new ground in their use of virtual lab management technologies to transform and accelerate their businesses," said Bill Daniel, Surgient president and CEO. "Each customer attendee brought real-world case studies on their use of virtual labs to solve critical business problems for software training, demos and testing. I was impressed by the level of interaction and learning that took place, and we expect to incorporate much of their valuable feedback into the Surgient product line."

The conferences offered attendees an inside look into different ways of using of virtual lab automation technology and how others have benefited. Additionally, the conference featured discussions on both management and reporting capabilities, as well as the opportunity for attendees to interact directly with other Surgient customers, industry peers and key Surgient contacts.

The companies that attended are accelerating their software application delivery lifecycles, reducing operating costs and increasing the productivity of their software development and testing, sales and marketing, and training operations with Surgient's virtual lab management solutions including:

-- Virtual QA/Test Lab Management System (VQMS). Enterprise organizations can easily consolidate test and development infrastructure, enabling QA/test teams to rapidly provision and securely access multi-server test configurations on demand. -- Virtual Training Lab Management System (VTMS). Enables training organizations to improve productivity and reach by automating the deployment of hands-on lab environments to support classroom and online software training. -- Virtual Demo Lab Management System (VDMS). Improves the productivity of enterprise software sales organizations by centrally managing and automating the deployment of software configurations to support demonstrations, evaluations and proof-of-concepts. Enables enterprise software marketing organizations to deliver complex software evaluations on demand without costly CD kits or cumbersome downloads. About Surgient

Surgient puts virtualization technology to work for the world's largest companies. The first company to provide on-demand applications that automate the deployment, configuration and teardown of complex enterprise software environments or "virtual labs," Surgient's award-winning virtual lab management solutions enable end users to rapidly provision computing resources for business-critical initiatives such as software QA/test, training, sales and marketing. With over 500,000 virtual labs delivered to date, Surgient enables companies such as Business Objects, BMC, CA, EMC, Dell, HP, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft and Target Corporation to dramatically accelerate the software delivery lifecycle, reduce operating costs, increase productivity and enable IT to better align with business priorities. Surgient partners with leading technology companies including EMC/VMware, Microsoft, HP, PlateSpin, Saba/Centra, ViewCentral and WebEx Communications. Surgient is a private, venture-backed company based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.surgient.com/.

Media Contact: Keith Giannini Schwartz Communications 781-684-0770 surgient@schwartz-pr.com

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