IONA and Chariot Solutions Accelerate Adoption of Enterprise Open Source

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IONA and Chariot Solutions Accelerate Adoption of Enterprise Open Source


DUBLIN, Ireland & WALTHAM, Mass. — IONA® Technologies (NASDAQ: IONA), a world leader in distributed service-oriented architecture (SOA)
infrastructure solutions for performance-demanding IT environments, today announced that Chariot Solutions, a technology consulting firm specializing
in Java and Open Source software development, has become a FUSE™ Partner. Chariot Solutions, as a FUSE Partner, will resell IONA’s FUSE family of
Open Source services and solutions to address customers’ enterprise Open Source requirements.

As a FUSE Partner, Chariot Solutions’ consulting customers will have access to IONA’s services for its FUSE product family, featuring fully supported,
enterprise releases of leading Apache Open Source projects including ServiceMix, ActiveMQ, CXF and Camel. IONA has proven experience in the development
and deployment of these Open Source solutions in enterprise environments, and in-house expertise on each project, as a number of IONA employees contribute
significantly to the Apache Community as project committers and lead developers.

“IONA is clearly committed to fostering the development of enterprise Open Source,” said Don Coleman, director of technology, Chariot Solutions.
“The FUSE line of products and services is a valuable addition to what Chariot already offers, and we look forward to working with IONA’s Open
Source and professional services teams to bring the advantages of enterprise Open Source to our customers.”

As a certified FUSE Partner, Chariot Solutions will continue to implement the flexible, cost effective Open Source technologies like Apache ActiveMQ
and Apache ServiceMix, while also now making it easy for their customers to get 24/7 enterprise support via IONA’s FUSE offerings.

“IONA has a heritage of technical excellence and deep expertise in Open Source,” said Larry Alston, vice president and general manager Open Source,
IONA Technologies. “Combined with Chariot Solutions’ Open Source consulting offerings, IONA can offer Chariot’s customers effective, efficient Open
Source deployments with unparalleled service and support.”

Further information on IONA FUSE is available at the FUSE community Web site at The site also offers discussion forums, wikis,
tutorials, sample applications and documentation designed to help users at all stages of their FUSE adoption.

About IONA

For more than a decade, IONA® Technologies (NASDAQ: IONA) has been a world leader in delivering high-performance integration solutions for Global
2000 IT environments. IONA pioneered standards-based integration with its CORBA-based Orbix® products. IONA’s Artix™, an advanced SOA infrastructure
suite enables customers to leverage service-oriented architecture to streamline and modernize IT environments. The FUSE™ family of open source
products include supported, enterprise releases of Apache ServiceMix, ActiveMQ, CXF and Camel.

IONA is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts and offices worldwide. For additional information about IONA,
visit our Web site at

About Chariot Solutions, LLC

Chariot Solutions is an IT consulting firm specializing in application development and systems integration using Java and open source technologies.
Chariot consultants include some of the top software architects in the country, all of whom possess a rare combination of deep technical expertise,
applied industry knowledge and a genuine love for what they do. Chariot”s consulting team has made the company the optimal partner to design, develop,
deploy, integrate, support and tune mission-critical systems for companies of all sizes.
Visit Chariot on the web at