10/3/2003 - SchlumbergerSema, the Information Technology (IT) business segment of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB), and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) announced an agreement to bring utility computing solutions to customers in the energy, finance, telecommunications and public sectors around the world. The agreement enables SchlumbergerSema, a member of the Sun iForce community, to deploy Sun's utility computing architecture so that customers in these sectors can dynamically match IT sourcing to business needs. These customers can have a globally available, secure outsourced business solution that includes consulting and managed services as an option with SchlumbergerSema.
"With SchlumbergerSema and Sun, customers have the ability to scale up and scale down on processing capacity, as well as pay only for the increments utilized, enabling companies to predict and control costs of securely shared IT resources," said Hossein Sazegar, vice president,Computing Infrastructure Outsourcing, SchlumbergerSema. "Our experience at providing variable-cost and variable-capacity solutions has shown that such models can address business objectives to generate immediate cost-efficiencies and improve return on investment."
Sun's open, secure utility computing infrastructures and pricing model, combined with SchlumbergerSema expertise in providing IT business solutions, can deliver customized, pay-for-use network computing options that help each customer meet its market-specific business priorities.
Customers will be able to pay for the computing resources they use through Sun's resource metering capabilities. Furthermore, the complete solution from SchlumbergerSema will include:
"Sun is working with SchlumbergerSema because they are a leading technology service provider with a long history of helping customers control IT costs and complexities," said Patricia C. Sueltz, executive vice president, Sun Services. "This agreement is another demonstration that Sun's utility computing initiative is gaining solid traction and momentum in the partner community."
Together, SchlumbergerSema and Sun are providing a variety of full life-cycle solutions for customers to maximize ROI on network computing resources. For general information about SchlumbergerSema, please visit www.schlumbergersema.com.
Schlumberger is a global oilfield and information services company with major activity in the energy industry. The company employs 78,000 people of more than 140 nationalities working in 100 countries and comprises three primary business segments. Schlumberger Oilfield Services is the world's premier oilfield services company supplying a wide range of technology services and solutions to the international oil and gas industry. WesternGeco, jointly owned with Baker Hughes, is the world's largest and most advanced surface seismic company. SchlumbergerSema is a leading supplier of IT consulting, systems integration, and network and infrastructure services to the energy industry, as well as to the public sector, telecommunications and finance markets. In 2002, Schlumberger operating revenue was $13.2 billion. For more information, visit: www.slb.com.
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