Rocket Software Announces Acquisition of Aldon
Aldon fits perfectly alongside Rocket's seagull and Bluezone businesses in the application development, integration, and modernization segment.

NEWTON, MA - Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) today announced that it has acquired Emeryville, California-based Aldon (www.aldon.com). Aldon is now branded as Rocket Aldon, and is a business unit of Rocket Software. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

Aldon provides application lifecycle management (ALM) for the business of IT by offering flexible ALM for complex environments, simplified ALM for complex work, and uncomplicated ALM for complete visibility and collaboration. Aldon's customer base includes over 1,300 companies worldwide, including over 70 of the Fortune 100, who use Aldon to manage their global IT business and operations processes, including application development, network operations, and services management.

Andy Youniss, President and CEO of Rocket Software, said that, "Rocket is strategically expanding each of our four enterprise software and solution segments, and Aldon fits perfectly alongside our Seagull and BlueZone businesses in our Application Development, Integration, and Modernization segment. Aldon's strengths in application lifecycle management and expertise in the IBM i platform expand existing Rocket capabilities, which will allow us to bring more value to our customers."

"We are excited about this opportunity to join premier enterprise software leader Rocket Software, a company with shared core values and a sharp focus on delivering enterprise products and solutions," said Matt Scholl, CEO and President of Aldon. "With Rocket, we look to dramatically extend our market reach and realize the full potential of all of our technologies while protecting investments of Aldon's customers now and into the future." With this acquisition, Scholl joins Rocket as General Manager and Business Area Executive of Rocket Aldon.

About Rocket Software
Rocket Software develops, licenses, and supports enterprise infrastructure software and solutions. Rocket services customers in all geographies through our worldwide sales force, support team, and R&D labs. Our customers deploy our products in these strategic infrastructure domains: application development, application modernization, business intelligence, compliance and security, consumer productivity, database servers, database tools, file transfer, mainframe productivity, network management, publishing and search, SOA and integration, storage management, terminal emulation, and text mining.

Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, RSA (the security division of EMC), HP Enterprise Services, Avaya, Motorola, and many others. Rocket Software is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.

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