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Adobe Announces LiveCycle Developer Express via Amazon Web Services

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New Cloud Computing Solution for Developers Enables Rapid Building and Testing of Enterprise Applications

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® LiveCycle® ES Developer Express software, a full version of Adobe LiveCycle ES hosted in the Amazon Web Services cloud computing environment. Using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) technologies, Adobe’s offering provides a virtual, self-contained development environment where enterprise developers can prototype, develop, and test Adobe LiveCycle ES applications without needing to install and configure Adobe LiveCycle ES themselves.

With Adobe LiveCycle ES Developer Express, Adobe LiveCycle ES applications are pre-configured as ready to run server instances on the Amazon EC2 server. This can help reduce the time required to boot new server instances to minutes, allowing enterprise developers to quickly begin testing and modifying applications. Developers can effectively bullet-proof their applications without having to invest in a development environment or test lab. Old projects may be deleted or saved for future access and new projects can begin without any cleanup required from the last install.

Adobe LiveCycle ES Developer Express is immediately available to all members of the Adobe Enterprise Developer Program.

About Adobe LiveCycle ES - Adobe LiveCycle ES is a server solution that combines data capture, information assurance, document output, process management and content services to help organisations in numerous industries create and deliver rich applications that reduce paperwork, accelerate decision-making, and help ensure regulatory compliance. LiveCycle ES supports a vast set of platforms, and draws on Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) and the ubiquity of Adobe Reader® and Flash® technologies to help users create, review, update, manage, store and distribute critical documents all while engaging in dynamic business processes.


“Today’s news shows further support for our enterprise developer community, providing a ‘sandbox in the sky’ for rolling out LiveCycle ES applications faster than ever. By embracing Amazon Web Services to power this offering, Adobe combines its comprehensive enterprise solution with a cloud environment that knocks down barriers to productivity for enterprise developers worldwide,” said Kumar Vora, vice president and general manager for LiveCycle at Adobe.

“We are excited to see Adobe extend to its customers the vast potential for unlocking productivity by providing access to enterprise-scale environments in the cloud. By offering developer access to its comprehensive LiveCycle ES solution via Amazon Web Services, Adobe continues to push the boundaries when supporting its enterprise developer community,” said Adam Selipsky, vice president of product management and developer relations for Amazon Web Services.

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About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe revolutionises how the world engages with ideas and information – anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit www.adobe.co.uk.

© 2009 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe, the Adobe logo, Flash, LiveCycle and Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Java is a trademark or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfilment centre optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com’s financial results is included in Amazon.com’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and subsequent filings.

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