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SolarWinds Launches SolarWinds KK, Signs New Distribution Agreement to Bring Converged IT Management Software to Market to Help Make Japan's IT Professionals Tasks Simpler
Companies Partner to Market SolarWinds' IT Performance Management Software Offerings in Japan

AUSTIN, TX and TOKYO, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- 02/02/15 -- SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT performance management software, today announced the formation of a SolarWinds K.K., a wholly owned subsidiary in the SolarWinds family, as well as the conclusion of the product distribution agreement with SoftBank Commerce & Service Corp., the leading Japanese distributor of Information Technology software and related products. The two companies will partner to distribute SolarWinds IT management software in Japan.

Through these two initiatives, SolarWinds is launching a significant expansion effort into the Japanese IT market. Key products prices are below listed:

  • Network Performance Monitor starting from JPY 250,400
  • Virtualization Manager starting from JPY 350,000.

"Over the past 15 years, SolarWinds has developed a strong reputation for helping companies, of all sizes around the world, to more effectively monitor and manage their business-critical IT infrastructure. We are extremely pleased to be able to bring their products to the Japanese market and expand SolarWinds' business through SoftBank Commerce & Service's 10,000 resellers in Japan," said VP of Merchandising Division, Mr. Harayama of SoftBank Commerce & Service.

"SoftBank Commerce & Service is the largest IT software distribution business in Japan and we are honored that they have chosen to partner with SolarWinds as we begin a significant expansion of our presence in Japan, one of the largest IT markets in the world," said John Rizzo, General Manager of SolarWinds Japan. "We have invested more resources into the Japanese market because we believe there's significant growth opportunity in the Asia-Pacific region. We also believe that our products' unique blend of rich features, ease of use, scalability and affordability will be well-received by Japanese IT organizations."

In today's inter-dependent application environment, there are few things as complex as managing application availability and its correlated infrastructure -- networks, physical and virtual servers, storage, databases and web access. SolarWinds software provides the power to manage business-critical systems and application performance -- with an affordable and hassle-free set of products.

Trusted by more than 150,000 customers worldwide, SolarWinds software gives IT organizations the ability to proactively identify, prioritize and resolve application performance issues -- regardless of where they are -- before they impact end-users and the business. If business moves at the speed of IT, IT organizations need a partner, like SolarWinds, who can deliver the technology needed to identify and fix performance issues quickly and effectively.

For more information on the SolarWinds family of IT performance management products, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking" statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including the statement regarding SolarWinds' expectations of its expansion into and success in the Japanese IT market. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. All information provided in this release is as of the date hereof and SolarWinds undertakes no duty to update this information except as required by law.

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our thwack® online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at

SolarWinds, and thwack are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Ms. Naoko Kawahara
Hoffman Agency
Phone: +81 3 5159 5750

Tiffany Nels
Phone: +1 512.682.9545

Source: SolarWinds