StarPound Technologies Extends Open-Source Solutions to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Paving Way for On-Demand IP Telephony and BPM

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StarPound Technologies, an open-source solution provider that streamlines the way businesses electronically interact, communicate and operate, today announced its deployment of the complete StarPound CORE™ open-source platform in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). By leveraging Amazon Web Services, StarPound now offers on-demand IP-based PBX, call center applications, custom Internet telephony applications, and its voice and business process management (BPM) platform.

“We’ve created Amazon Web Services for companies like StarPound to extend highly scalable, reliable and cost effective options to their customers.”

The move to Amazon EC2 allows StarPound to offer its customers significant economies of scale and faster deployment of enterprise telephony and BPM technology. With many pervasive and widely accessible forms of communication, StarPound’s belief is that telephony should not be cost prohibitive to any new business interested in using voice technology to operate more efficiently, cut costs and grow its offerings. The principles of open-source and free continue to be the focus of StarPound’s solution strategy.

"For several years now, we've had the view that voice applications and BPM are the next frontier in the cloud computing space,” said Scott Burkett, chief operating officer, StarPound Technologies. “Amazon has invested billions of dollars over the past decade towards building the infrastructure, technical knowledge, and operational excellence to operate a world class, high-availability hosting infrastructure. By taking advantage of their expertise and platform, we can cost-effectively deploy and scale our feature-rich enterprise-grade IP PBX and call center suite, as well as fully leverage our enterprise BPM and unified communications platform to help our customers save money and even generate new revenue streams."

Any business or call center searching for non-traditional, PBX, call center or BPM software that offers high-performance coupled with significant cost savings, will find that solution with StarPound by deploying its solutions in the Amazon EC2 environment.

“Businesses turn to StarPound for our dedication to open-source platforms and our commitment to driving key infrastructure costs as close to zero as possible,” added Burkett. “By leveraging Amazon Web Services, we gain access to a flexible, scalable and reliable cloud computing environment that furthers our mission in the marketplace. Why should a customer have to leverage antiquated models for paying software licenses, maintenance, and infrastructure year-round, when they can shift to a per-use, on-demand model? The cost savings that we are seeing with our customers border on being unbelievable.”

“We are pleased that StarPound is able to extend the functionality of Amazon Web Services to their customers,” said Steve Rabuchin, director of Developer Relations and Business Development for Amazon Web Services. “We’ve created Amazon Web Services for companies like StarPound to extend highly scalable, reliable and cost effective options to their customers.”

Alan Taetle, partner with Noro-Moseley Partners, an investor in StarPound Technologies, agrees. “From our perspective, the combination of on-demand cloud computing, open-source software, and multi-media distribution of voice and data offers some compelling advantages over traditional business technology approaches. We continue to be excited about StarPound’s positioning, as it sits in the center of this convergence."

About StarPound Technologies

StarPound Technologies, Inc., (formerly M1 Global), is the application development company behind StarPound, an open-source, J2EE platform for developing Unified Communications applications that leverage network convergence, business process management and service-oriented architecture (SOA). StarPound provides an open-source solution running on commodity hardware with functionality that rivals proprietary offerings from giants in the communications industry. Additionally, StarPound integrates multi-channel customer relationship management (CRM), web-based collaboration, and unified desktop features for today's rich media interactions. Headquartered in Atlanta, StarPound is venture backed by Noro-Moseley Partners, Michael McChesney (co-founder, S1 Corporation) and Tripp Rackley (CEO, Firethorn, a Qualcomm Company). For more information, visit www.starpound.net.

Contacts

StarPound Technologies
Robert Shoe, 678-608-1290 x118
VP of Business Development
rshoe@starpoundtech.com

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