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Press release  August 3, 2015

Fixstars Solutions Inc. Achieves a Microsoft Silver Cloud Platform Competency

Fixstars earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

Sunnyvale, CA, USA — Aug 3, 2015 — Fixstars Solutions Inc., a global leader in providing parallel processing technology, today announced it has achieved a Silver Cloud Platform competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. And to ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

Fixstars Solutions has achieved a track record of numerous successful projects with hyper-scale cluster server systems. For example, a life science application was ported and optimized for the Microsoft Azure running 64-bit Linux in IaaS, and the processing time was dramatically reduced by effectively utilizing over 5000 CPU cores. With the extensive knowledge of parallel processing technology, Fixstars Solutions provides services to port and optimize software working on a local system to the Microsoft Azure.

“This Microsoft Silver Cloud Platform competency showcases our expertise in today’s technology market and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Akihiro Asahara, CEO of Fixstars Solutions Inc. “Our plan is to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”

“By achieving a silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.”


About Cloud Platform Competency and the Microsoft Partner Network

Attaining the Microsoft Cloud Platform competency demonstrates partner expertise in building, integrating and/or extending Windows-based applications and infrastructure solutions in the cloud using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. With more than 57 percent of the Fortune 500 using Microsoft Azure, the Microsoft Cloud Platform competency can help partners take advantage of the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service solutions. Equipped with exclusive training, partners can help customers deploy solutions that increase customer productivity and profitability.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

About Fixstars

Fixstars Solutions is a technology company devoted to our philosophy “Speed up your Business”. Through its software parallelization/optimization expertise, its highly effective use of multi-core processors, and application acceleration for the next generation of flash memory technology that delivers high speed IO as well as power savings, Fixstars Solutions provides “Green IT”, while accelerating customers’ business in various fields.

Learn more about how Fixstars Solutions can accelerate your business in life science, manufacturing, finance, and media & entertainment. For more information, visit www.fixstars.com open_in_new.

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