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ChinaSoft International Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Alibaba Cloud Computing to Develop PaaS Platform

BEIJING, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChinaSoft International Limited ("ChinaSoft" or "the Company") (SEHK:354), announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Alibaba Cloud Computing Limited ("Ali ": a subsidiary of Alibaba Group) on the development of PaaS (Platform as a Service) platform on the Alibaba Cloud system ("Ali Cloud"). ChinaSoft will port its Resource One ("R1") middleware (including Framework/Portal, SOA Suites, BizFoundation) onto the Ali Cloud environment as part of the PaaS layer, while Ali will provide all necessary infrastructures for ChinaSoft to implement R1 on Ali Cloud, and both parties will market this service to its customers.

Both parties will work together to bring various products in ChinaSoft's Resource One software family onto the Ali Cloud system to provide Java based development service as well as Cloud based SOA service. ChinaSoft's R1 will add functionality and extend scalability, flexibility and simplicity to applications – quickly and reliably. This is an important part of Cloud infrastructure that will be crucial to enterprises as well as government institutions as they migrate or initiate software applications in the Cloud. The implementation of the R1 PaaS layer further enhances Ali Cloud's capabilities and will provide software developers a set of Java or SOA based software tools. The solutions enabled by R1 on PaaS will improve time-to-market, ease of development, flexibility of deployment and increased ROI for Ali Cloud clients.

For ChinaSoft the partnership with Ali Cloud is an important step forward in its strategic expansion into innovative and emerging Cloud technology. The IT services business model is changing due to the evolution of information technologies like social networking, mobile communications, big data analytics and cloud computing. As part of its growth strategy set in 2011, ChinaSoft embraced the Professional, Outsourcing and Emerging (POE) structure. The Company will pursue growth in its traditional IT professional consulting & solutions business and outsourcing business while pushing into innovative and emerging technologies such as cloud computing and mobile communications. The Company believes that the POE structure will enable rapid growth as well as improve profitability in the coming years.

About ChinaSoft International Limited

ChinaSoft International is a large comprehensive software and information service corporation in China, and offers "end-to-end" software and information services including IT consulting services, IT technology services, IT outsourcing services and IT training to major information technology sectors such as government administration, manufacturing, finance, telecommunications and high-tech development. ChinaSoft International has offices in 25 cities across the world including Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Dalian and Xi'an in mainland China, Princeton and Seattle in the United States, London in England and Tokyo in Japan. For more information about ChinaSoft International Limited, please visit http://www.chinasofti.com.

About Alibaba Group

Alibaba Group is a leading e-commerce company based in China. Since it was founded in 1999, Alibaba Group has grown to include the following core businesses: Alibaba.com, Alibaba Group's flagship company and a global e-commerce platform for small businesses; Taobao Marketplace, China's leading C2C online shopping destination; Tmall.com, a popular B2C online marketplace in China for quality, brand name goods; eTao, a comprehensive shopping search engine; Alibaba Cloud Computing, a developer of advanced distributed cloud computing services; and China Yahoo!, one of China's leading Internet portals. Alipay, a leading third-party online payment service in China, is an affiliate of Alibaba Group.

Contacts:

Janet Lai
Tel:+85229152830
Email:Janet@chinasofti.com

Gao Ying
Tel:+861082861666 ext. 8027
Email:gaoy@chinasofti.com

SOURCE ChinaSoft International Limited