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HostBridge v6.5, with new HostBridge for zIIP, lowers mainframe integration TCO, boosts performance

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New version builds on v6 Process Automation Engine, lightweight services support

STILLWATER, Okla., September 8, 2010 – HostBridge® Technology, leading provider of integration/SOA software for IBM System z mainframes, has released HostBridge version 6.5.

“The new release builds on the enhancements recently introduced in v6,” said Russ Teubner, HostBridge CEO. “Customers will now be able to lower their costs by shifting integration/SOA workloads to the IBM zIIP specialty engine, develop Web services with greater speed and flexibility, and add Web 2.0 functionality to integration/SOA initiatives.”

HostBridge v6.5 will be introduced in a live webcast on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 11:00am Central (U.S.). Those wishing to attend can register at www.HostBridge.com/index.php/hbv6-5.

The primary HostBridge v6.5 enhancement is:

Version 6 enhancements, introduced in late 2009, provide the foundation for v6.5:

HostBridge v6.5 offers the highest-performance, highest-fidelity integration/SOA for organizations that bet their business on CICS and System z.

“Whether you’re a financial services provider repurposing a legacy CICS account application with a Web 2.0 interface or a health insurer making policy data available through a national eHealth cloud, integration remains one of the most effective ways to get maximum bang for your mainframe buck,” said Teubner. “We design and develop HostBridge with cost management and ROI always in mind. Our customers typically achieve payback in less than a year and realize significant returns on HostBridge and their mainframe investments for many years thereafter.”

HostBridge Technology is an IBM Advanced Business Partner, a member of the IBM Ready for Rational and Ready for SOA programs, and a licensed IBM zIIP ISV. HostBridge also partners with CA, Oracle, and other industry leaders.

About HostBridge Technology
HostBridge Technology provides integration software for enterprises that rely on the IBM System z mainframe. Our patented products deliver mainframe data and business logic as XML/Web services, enabling organizations to extend mainframe access to many new users, modernize legacy applications with feature-rich Web interfaces, and integrate anything mainframe with anything distributed. Founded in 2000, HostBridge Technology has built a reputation for solving the hardest integration problems. Among its loyal customers, HostBridge counts many of the largest companies in the world. For more information, visit www.HostBridge.com.

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