Canyou introduce the team ?
UShareSoft has been created by 3former Sun employees. After a one-year incubation period inthe GRAIN organization, UShareSoft was officially created in August2008. That same year, the technology developed inhouse receivedan award by the 10th national contest for the support of innovativestart-ups organized by the French ministry of research anduniversities (OSEO).

What is UShareSoft?
UShareSoftdelivers a software appliance factory, formally named UForge and aset of enterprise-class tools allowing users to create high qualitybusiness-ready software images. Our mission is to make it easy fordevelopers, communities and professionals to deliver theirsoftware into easy to use physical, virtual or cloud images. We enable users to visually in a few simple clicks, create, assemble, customize and maintain high quality IT pre-configured softwarestacks, including all you need to automatically generate ready-to-run software images. UShareSoft is helping usersto make their IT software solutions very simple, consistent andpredictable to install and deploy in the field. This factory helps reduce costs and accelerate the time to market for software.

Where are you in terms of development?
UShareSoft is currently in a developmentand public launch phase. Muliplying strategic partnerships and developing a large community of users are key objectives for thecoming months. Headquarters are located in France, with an R&DCenter in Argentina (Buenos Aires) and offices in the USA (SanFransisco).

Why join the Sun Startup Essentialprogram?
UShareSoft wanted to join the program to leverage Sun's network and participate inco-marketing initiatives.

What are your next steps?
UShareSoftis willing to develop its partner network with the main customers,ISVs and System Integrators, as well as virtualization actors andCloud Providers. In parallel, a community and ecosystem of usersincluding individual developers and open source communities will bedeveloped. A first parnership with the OW2 Open Source community hasalready been signed.

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