BitRock Partners with MySQL, Extends Custom Stacks Offering

_The MySQL-BitRock partnership extends BitRock.s offerings to include MySQL Network Certified binary integration with its easy to install stacks of open source software. _

MySQL Users Conference 2006, SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 25, 2006. BitRock, Inc., the premier provider of custom open source stacks, announced today that it has joined the MySQL Network Certified Partner Program to provide integration with the MySQL Certified Network binaries to BitRock Custom Stacks customers, giving them access to MySQL's enterprise-grade support and services.

"One of the biggest challenges of using open source software is getting all of the different components to work together." said Erica Brescia, VP of Business Development for BitRock. "MySQL is one of the most popular components of our open source stacks. This partnership with MySQL allows us to extend our current offerings to include integration with the MySQL Network Certified binaries, making it easier for our clients to install, configure, and integrate MySQL with other applications."

Since launching BitRock LAMPStack and BitRock Custom Stacks over a year ago, BitRock has experienced a high and steadily growing demand, with several high- profile clients and tens of thousands of installations. For software vendors, offering a self-contained stack that steps users through the installation and configuration process reduces installation-related support requests while ensuring that new users are quickly up-and-running with the application. "Our customers love the fact that they can distribute self-contained installers that are easy to use and work on many platforms, including Windows, Solaris and Linux." explained Brescia, "Many of them choose to use MySQL in their stack for those same reasons."

"By providing integration with the MySQL Network Certified binaries as part of BitRock Custom Stacks, BitRock customers can now benefit from the stability and reliability of MySQL Network along with the ease-of-use of BitRock's packaged open source stacks," said Nicolas Pujol, director of Alliances at MySQL AB. .BitRock is a valued MySQL partner, and we are pleased they will be showcasing BitRock Custom Stacks at the MySQL Users Conference this week."

About BitRock

Founded in 2003, BitRock is a privately held software company with offices in Seville, Spain and San Francisco, USA. Drawing from the professional experience of its employees, which spans Silicon Valley, Europe and Southeast Asia, BitRock develops multiplatform installation and management tools. BitRock's clients range from large corporations and governments to independent software vendors and educational institutions.