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Day Software Unveils Cloud-Ready CRX Content Infrastructure for Web 2.0 Applications

January 28
17:23 2009

Web Hosting NewsBASEL, Switzerland & NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Day Software (SWX:DAYN)(OTCQX:DYIHY), a leading provider of content management and content infrastructure software, today announced the availability of three new licensed editions of CRX, Day’s industry-leading JSR-170-compliant Java Content Repository (JCR). These new editions make it simple for companies to standardize on a powerful, reliable, enterprise-ready content infrastructure based on Day’s commercial implementation of Apache Jackrabbit and Apache Sling. This release is enhanced by a licensing model that promotes easy adoption by individual developers, departments and global enterprises.

Day’s latest CRX releases drive down development and operational costs for IT organizations tasked with both delivering new Web-based initiatives and managing to a lower budget. Built on the foundation of the core Apache Jackrabbit and Apache Sling projects, CRX enables IT to meet these demands with the following enterprise-ready features:

* Scale-on-demand, cloud-ready architecture: CRX eliminates costs associated with implementing a scalable, 24×7 environment for hosting Web applications with out-of-the-box clustering setup, point-and-click ease for adding and removing nodes in a cluster, and easy deployment into a hosted computing cloud such as Amazon EC2/S3.
* Virtual repository consolidation: Day CRX enables developers to build content applications using a standardized application program interface (API) based on the JSR-170 standard, leveraging content resources from any number of legacy enterprise content management (ECM) repositories, including Microsoft Sharepoint™ or EMC Documentum™.
* Rapid application development: Day CRX provides developers with a point-and-click graphical user interface (GUI) for managing CRX, including hot backups and clustering, along with simple JavaScript and ActionScript interfaces for developing content applications against the JCR API.

To support IT developers looking to leverage CRX’s enterprise-ready capabilities, Day now offers three targeted editions of its content infrastructure platform:

* CRX One: CRX One is a new version of CRX licensed for use to power a single Web application. CRX One is Day’s entry-level CRX offering, available directly from Day’s Web site for an annual subscription license fee of US$18,500 per server instance per year, regardless of the number of CPUs.
* CRX Developer: CRX Developer is a limited license version of CRX available free of charge for Apache Jackrabbit and Apache Sling developers directly from Day’s Web site. Web developers can use CRX Developer at no cost under an annual renewal license for building and testing new CRX-based content applications.
* CRX Enterprise: CRX Enterprise is Day’s premier CRX offering for use in powering multiple Web applications. CRX Enterprise is targeted for IT departments looking to consolidate disparate enterprise content repositories under a single, shared cluster of CRX. Organizations can seamlessly update their CRX One licenses to CRX Enterprise to host multiple applications without installing or managing new software. CRX Enterprise is offered under a perpetual license model that starts at US$50,000 per server instance.

“Day CRX represents a transformative architecture for the ECM industry,” said David Nuescheler, chief technology officer for Day Software. “CRX breaks from the legacy, proprietary platforms of traditional ECM vendors and delivers a modern, standards-based content infrastructure built from the ground-up to meet the demands of IT developers and CIOs driving Web 2.0 initiatives. We’ve rethought the entire stack to simplify development and lower the cost of operating a large-scale content-computing cloud, all the while ensuring ease of accessibility and cost-effectiveness for even small-scale departmental deployments.”

According to Kevin Cochrane, Day’s chief marketing officer, “We are excited to take our new CRX version to market with our new CRX One and CRX Developer editions. Just as we made our award-winning CQ5 WCM simple for marketing, with CRX we are now making it simple for any Web developer to access and use our core content infrastructure to build and deploy Web applications. With our new free developer license, we look to further build our growing community of Web developers and, with our new subscription license for CRX ONE, make it easy for organizations to get the benefit of our Web 2.0-ready ECM platform.”

Day CRX Developer is available free of charge immediately from Day’s Web site at www.day.com.

About Day
Day is a leading provider of integrated content management, portal and digital asset management software. Day’s technology Communiqué provides an easy-to-understand, quickly applicable framework for standardizing and managing all business data, systems, applications and processes via the web.

Day is an international company established in 1993 and listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange since April 2000. Day shares are also traded over the counter (OTC) in the form of American Depositary Receipts (OTCQX: DYIHY). Day’s customers are some of the most important global corporations and include Audi, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Post World Net, Deutsche Bank, InterContinental Hotels Group, McDonald’s and Volkswagen.

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