SOA Software Expands into South Africa

Accelerating Market Demand Drives Expansion

Los Angeles, CA. – October 31, 2011 – SOA Software, a leading provider of SOA governance, cloud and enterprise API Management products, is expanding its international operations to include a presence in South Africa, the company announced today.  The move is in response to accelerating demand for SOA governance automation solutions in the region.  Tony Rolston, a veteran IT executive, will be responsible for the operation in his role as the Managing Director, MEA, to be based in Johannesburg.

“The need for SOA governance automation follows the pathways of global business. As supply chains connect global systems, companies need strong SOA governance,” said Paul Gigg, President and CEO, SOA Software.  “It’s natural that we should be a part of this trend and expand into these vital, growing economies.”

Tony Rolston, the new Managing Director, has more than 25 years of experience as an executive in the information technology industry.  Mr Rolston is a proven leader with both entrepreneurial and operational skills and has a solid understanding of the local issues, processes and methodologies required to build successful businesses in the region.  Prior to basing his operations in South Africa Tony was a founding member of DBMX in the UK, a company that developed the Tivoli database monitoring family of products. Subsequent to the company being acquired by IBM, he became Country Manager for IBM Tivoli in South Africa.

“The South African economy is vibrant and has a large number of enterprises that need to compete on the world stage,” said Rolston.  “We are excited to be able to help them deliver reliable business solutions with strong SOA governance in place.”

About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of unified SOA governance, cloud and enterprise API Management products that enable organizations to plan, build, and run enterprise services and open APIs.   The world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software solutions to transform their business.  For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

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