SpringSource Establishes Partnership with Chariot Solutions

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SpringSource Establishes Partnership with Chariot Solutions

Companies Enter Joint Agreement to Deliver Dynamic and Adaptive Open Source Solutions Based on the Spring Portfolio


SAN MATEO, Calif., March 26, 2008 – SpringSource, the company behind Spring, the ubiquitous enterprise Java™ application platform,
today announced a systems integrator partnership with Chariot Solutions, a technology consulting firm specializing in Java and Open
Source software development. This strategic partnership brings together power and simplicity from an open source pioneer and deep
technical expertise from an IT services leader to jointly deliver best-of-class, high-value SpringSource software solutions for enterprise customers.

The SpringSource Portfolio provides a full platform for the development of enterprise applications. With more than five million
downloads to date, it has become the dominant platform for Java applications. The SpringSource Partner Program enables partners
to leverage their specific products or services with Spring expertise, joint marketing and sales assistance and to drive additional
revenue opportunities.

Based in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, Chariot Solutions is a software development and consulting firm focused on helping clients
achieve greater success through the intelligent application of established and emerging technologies. Chariot Solutions has long been
at the forefront of the Open Source Software (OSS) movement and since 2002, Chariot consultants have been delivering OSS solutions
to clients and actively participating as contributors and committers on open source projects such as Spring. Chariot consultants
provide mentoring expertise to IT organizations and implementation services for projects involving open source technologies such as the Spring Portfolio.

“We are delighted to align with an innovative and forward-thinking company like SpringSource,” said Tracey Welson-Rossman, director of
business development, Chariot Solutions. “Our unmatched experience with Spring, coupled with Spring’s dedicated subscription support,
enables us to deliver an innovative and compelling technology solution that meets the present and future needs of our customers. By
utilizing the Spring Portfolio of solutions, we are able to remain consistent in offering our clients world-class, best-of-breed solutions
while simultaneously lowering overall cost of ownership for their IT environments.”

“Chariot’s deep expertise in Java makes them an ideal partner for us,” said Mitch Ferguson, vice president of business development at
SpringSource. “This alliance with Chariot further demonstrates the strength, dominance and ubiquity of the Spring Portfolio. As the
global community of Spring partners, customers and developers continues to grow across the enterprise, the ecosystem of Spring
solutions will thrive and expand as well.”

Under the terms of the agreement, SpringSource and Chariot Solutions will jointly deliver SpringSource-enabled solutions and consulting
to clients as well as participate in joint sales and marketing activities.

In related news, SpringSource engineers and consultants will be presenting at Chariot Solutions’ Emerging Technologies for the
Enterprise Conference, March 26-27, at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Learn more about the conference at: phillyemergingtech.com.

SpringSource will also be hosting a free webinar, “Introduction to Apache ActiveMQ,” taking place on Wednesday, April 16. Aaron Mulder,
chief technology officer of Chariot Solutions, will discuss JMS and ActiveMQ, including common code and configuration samples.
Additionally, he will address advanced options for deploying ActiveMQ to production, including topics like clustering, monitoring,
and performance tuning. To register, please visit www.springsource.com/web/guest/webinars.

**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 www.chariotsolutions.com.

**About SpringSource**

SpringSource is the company behind the ubiquitous Spring Portfolio, the leading enterprise Java™ application platform.
SpringSource offers a single source for products and services to help organizations utilize Spring and, through its recent
acquisition of Covalent, manage infrastructure technologies from the Apache Software Foundation. An increasing number of
organizations are choosing a combination of Spring and Apache Tomcat for their production infrastructure to rapidly develop,
test, deploy and run mission-critical enterprise applications. More than half of the Fortune 500, including many of the world’s
largest financial institutions, retailers, manufacturers, healthcare, technology and public sector clients are SpringSource customers.
For more information visit: www.springsource.com.