Compuware to Support IBM's zSeries Application Assist Processor

4/14/2004 - Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) announced its intention to provide Compuware STROBE support for IBM's zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP), planned to be available on the IBM eServer z990 and zSeries 890 servers. Specifically, Compuware STROBE will provide application performance analysis for Java applications utilizing the new IBM zAAP execution environment on the zSeries platform. Compuware STROBE helps IT organizations deliver efficient and responsive z/OS and S/390 applications that perform optimally throughout the life cycle.

In recognition of the business needs of its customers, Compuware plans to participate in an IBM Early Support Program for ISVs for the zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP), if offered. As an active participant, Compuware will take part in the testing of Compuware STROBE for Java with zAAP in its early release stage. Compuware's testing will include planned delivery and support of specific Compuware products for validation in zSeries zAAP customer environments.

"As a leading provider of software and technology services, Compuware continues to recognize the business needs of customers by offering products that enhance the performance of business applications," said Bob Barker, Vice President, Strategic Planning, Compuware Corporation. "We are excited about the potential the zAAP delivers to our customers who desire an economical Java execution environment on the zSeries platform. We look forward to helping customers optimize the performance of new Java and WebSphere applications that will use the zAAP to leverage existing mission-critical data and transaction processing application investments."

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