Adobe Opens New Datacenters for Business Catalyst

Ramping Up Ahead of Increased Global Demand for New Hosted Services Platform

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the opening of the first of three new datacenters for Adobe® Business Catalyst® service, its platform of hosted services for professional Web designers delivering powerful online businesses without having to do back-end coding. The North American datacenter is now accepting new customers, with datacenters in Europe and Asia Pacific expected to open within the next two months. Representing a substantial investment in the newly acquired Business Catalyst platform, these datacenters better equip the company to meet the increasing demands from Web designers looking for cost-effective solutions to build online business and commerce sites for small business clients.

“Our new datacenters integrate Business Catalyst as a key component of Adobe’s hosted services strategy in the months and years to come,” said Bardia Housman, director of Business Catalyst product management at Adobe. “This significant investment from Adobe is an exciting step forward for us.”

Business Catalyst provides a unified business platform that helps enable Web designers to efficiently build and deploy powerful business Web sites such as online stores and lead-generation mini-sites, without having to spend extra resources to do back-end coding. Users of Adobe Dreamweaver® software can access Business Catalyst functionality through an extension that plugs right into their Web design and development workspaces. The three new datacenters, built for speed and reliability using high-end industry standard hardware and server technologies, will enable Adobe to continue supporting the existing Business Catalyst customer base while servicing growing demand.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst is a hosted application that supports most modern browsers including Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer 7. Pricing is tiered based on plan selections. All accounts are available in English only. For more information, please visit www.businesscatalyst.com.

About Adobe Business Catalyst

Adobe acquired Business Catalyst in August 2009 to complement its existing portfolio of Creative Suite® tools and online hosted services. The platform was added to respond to the needs of Web professionals looking for effective hosted services to build and deliver online businesses for small business clients. The Business Catalyst solution enables Web professionals to build these solutions in a fraction of the traditional time and cost. Business Catalyst offers a comprehensive system – from content management, to E-Commerce, to customer relationship management (CRM), and back-end business analytics. By integrating these core functions, Business Catalyst offers a central console to manage usually disparate functions which ultimately helps the Web designer better meet the needs of their clients.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information – anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit www.adobe.com.

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Contacts

Press/ Analyst Contacts
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Vanessa Rios, 408-536-2421
varios@adobe.com
or
A&R Edelman
Esther Choi, 650-762-2826
esther.choi@ar-edelman.com