Focus on UK development rewarded with strong half-year progress and 50 per cent plus growth in UK server revenues

1/16/2003 - At a briefing in London, Fujitsu Siemens Computers' CEO, Adrian v. Hammerstein, highlighted the key role the company's UK operation has played in helping Fujitsu Siemens Computers perform ahead of a shrinking IT market. According to v. Hammerstein: "In an IT market going backwards, our forward momentum has continued with revenue performance ahead of the market." For the first six months of its 2002/2003 financial year, Fujitsu Siemens Computers has reported a double figure increase in turnover for its key focus regions such as Great Britain, France and the Nordic countries.

"With overall UK turnover for the half year up by 29 per cent and revenues from our Business Critical Computing and enterprise server operations up by over 50 per cent, it's clear that Fujitsu Siemens Computers is now providing UK organisations with a real choice in enterprise computing," added Dave Cullinane, Managing Director for Fujitsu Siemens Computers in the UK and Ireland.

Key to this success has been increased sales of the company's Solaris-based PRIMEPOWER IT infrastructure platform, with organisations such as UBS Warburg, Churchill Insurance, Specsavers and AG Barr selecting Fujitsu Siemens Computers and PRIMEPOWER at the heart of their IT infrastructure. Coupled with the company's strong PRIMERGY Intel-based server and enterprise storage solutions offerings, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is ideally placed to provide UK customers with an optimum IT infrastructure for key enterprise priorities such as consolidation.

"We've made strong progress during the first half of our financial year, and it's increasingly clear that our focus on Mobility and Business Critical Computing is now making us an attractive choice for larger enterprise organisations," continued Dave Cullinane, Managing Director for Fujitsu Siemens Computers in the UK and Ireland. "We're finding that with customers increasingly focused on consolidation and trusting more applications to less servers, the requirement for more flexible and reliable IT infrastructures becomes increasingly important.

"At the lower end, our PRIMERGY Intel-based blade servers are an attractive offering for simpler applications such as web serving. For more complex applications with changing workloads and a requirement for more finely tuned resource management, however, customers are increasingly turning towards SPARC servers such as PRIMEPOWER with its data centre class levels of reliability, scalability and partitioning," he said. "For 2003 we're looking to build on our enterprise progress by helping UK organisations to address these major consolidation opportunities."

Following the recent introduction of Fujitsu Siemens Computers' new PRIMEPOWER family with its Extended Architecture, which is currently setting new performance standards for SPARC/Solaris customers, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is ideally placed to address these and other key Business Critical Computing concerns. In addition to the company's broad choice of server and storage platforms, Fujitsu Siemens Computers supports its IT infrastructure offering with key management functions including Enhanced Capacity on Demand, Usage-based pricing, comprehensive storage management, resource management and partitioning.

PRIMEPOWER Extended Architecture for IT infrastructure consolidation The new PRIMEPOWER series is a range of state-of-the-art servers that combine mainframe-class availability, the performance capabilities of vector-processing machines and the open benefits of UNIX servers. Based on the industry-standard Solaris operating environment and the Fujitsu SPARC64 microprocessor, the new PRIMEPOWER family scales from four to 128 processors and is an ideal server engine for IT infrastructure consolidation. PRIMEPOWER supports multiple partitions for physical isolation, while powerful ARMTech resource management software delivers optimum utilisation between partitions. Additional PRIMEPOWER consolidation strengths include PRIMECLUSTER for the highest availability levels, and ESCoD Enhanced Server Capacity on Demand to activate additional resources for PRIMEPOWER servers and enable utility-based pricing.

About Fujitsu Siemens Computers:
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European computer company, offering unrivalled expertise in enterprise computing solutions with best-in-class Intel- and UNIX-based servers, and enterprise storage solutions. The company is also one of the leading providers of professional PCs, notebooks and workstations to business customers, and is Europe's leading supplier of PCs for home users and small offices. Fujitsu Siemens Computers supports customers' growing demands for Business Critical Computing with extremely secure, scalable and always-on server infrastructures for current and future business environments, and Mobility solutions that deliver anytime access to Internet services and applications - independent of location and device.

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