New Partnership Brings Industry Innovators Grid-Tools and Ostia Together

Chicago, IL, March 08, 2012 --( Grid-Tools Limited, the leading award-winning vendor of test data generation, data masking and test data management is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ostia, provider of pioneeringsolutions fororganizationsseeking to access, extract and manage data from legacy systems.

The partnership brings together the capabilities of Grid-Tools and Ostia and has fostered a breakthrough in Intelligent Virtual Services for SOA (Service-Orientated Architecture) testing.

Currently, SOA development poses many challenges for testers. Modern IT systems have large, complex infrastructures, containing numerous cross-system dependencies andexisting solutions offer little in the way of building the complex data required to improve the quality of test cycles.

Huw Price, Grid-Tools’ Managing Director, comments: “We welcome the opportunity to work with Ostiaasthis represents an exciting opportunity to introduce new virtualization solutions that will transform current SOA testing.

“The partnership demonstrates our commitment to creating solutions for our clients and strengthens our position as market leaders in test data management.”

Ostia is headquartered in Ireland and has worked with leading organisations in the financial services, educational, aerospace and manufacturing industries since 2003.

John Power, CEO ofOstia,said: “This partnership with Grid-Tools is of strategic importance to both organizations. Our products are hugely complementary and enable us to jointly provide unique and powerful Rapid SOA Development, Legacy Empowerment and Message Virtualization capabilities to the testing marketplace.

“It is an exciting prospect for both companies and as our partnership strengthens, we expect that organizations will benefit enormously from the control and efficiencies that we can deliver.”

About Grid Tools Limited
Visionary and innovative, Grid-Tools has developed test data management strategies for some of the largest international organizations and its experienced personnel have been writing and developing solutions for companies in both the private and public sectors for nearly 30 years.

Specializing in test data generation, data masking and test data management solutions and tools, Grid-Tools has re-defined how organizations go about provisioning secure, high quality data for testing and development.

Grid-Tools’ solutions include a wide range of tools for complete test data management. Its signature solution, Datamaker™, creates and publishes test data with the referential and business integrity of production environments for testing and development.

About Ostia Software Solutions
Ostia Software Solutions is an Irish technology company providing infrastructure to access, discover and extract, manage and control data. The company’s flagship product, Portus, addresses customers who have considerable wealth of data / information locked up in "legacy" or "heritage" systems with a wide range of underlying technologies, database systems, operating environments and access mechanisms. Portus empowers business access to corporate data resources that are complete, consistent, current and authoritative.

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