updated 8/31/2010 1:15:21 AM ET 2010-08-31T05:15:21

DETROIT, Aug. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR) today announced that Compuware Vantage has achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that Vantage has passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and is now listed on the VMware Partner Product Catalog.

Passing the extensive VMware-specified testing helps ensure that Compuware Vantage makes best use of VMware technology and is ready for deployment in customer environments.

"We are pleased that Compuware Vantage qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it has passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria and is ready to run in production environments," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware.

"Achieving VMware's Ready status from the leading provider of virtualization software is important to our customers," said Kimberly King, Vice President of Channels and Alliances, Compuware. "The interoperability of Compuware Vantage and VMware's vCenter 4.0 allows Compuware to offer VMware customers improved application performance in a virtual environment. Whether in the data center, in the cloud or across the Internet, Compuware's APM solution gives IT organizations the information they need to optimize the performance of today's borderless applications."

Compuware Vantage can be found within the online VMware Partner Product Catalog at http://wwwa.vmware.com/partnercatalog/catalog/ . Hardware products can be found within the online VMware Hardware Compatibility List at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.

The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 1,200 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

Compuware Corporation

Founded in 1973, Compuware provides software, experts and best practices to ensure applications work well and deliver business value. Compuware solutions optimize application performance across the Enterprise and the Internet for leading organizations around the world, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com .

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