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Atos Origin launches new server consolidation service to reduce total cost of ownership and increase performance


Paris, 29 August 2006 - Atos Origin has launched a new server consolidation and server virtualization service based on its own proven methodology and tools. The server consolidation service, part of Atos™ Infrastructure Solutions, takes a global approach to server consolidation and leverages Atos Origin’s extensive experience in outsourcing of data centres and associated server consolidations.

Server consolidation and virtualization allows the efficient use of computer server resources in order to reduce the total number of servers or server locations that an organization requires. It allows enterprises to deal seamlessly and effectively with events such as the end-of-life issues surrounding hardware and software. It offers the following key benefits: reduced costs; diversity and complexity; and improved flexibility, agility and quality of service.

Atos Origin provides an innovative practice for IT infrastructure consolidation. Its service is based on a consistent methodology and toolset, including the use of its own unique assessment tooling, based on three main phases: QuickScan (assist clients to build the initial business case for consolidation using Atos Origin’s unique QuickScan tool), a detailed assessment (confirm business case through detailed analysis, design and planning), and implementation.

Francis Delacourt, Executive Vice President Global Managed Operations at Atos Origin said: ”Enterprises continuously need to reduce their IT spending and drive down their total cost of ownership, as well we execute change and comply to new regulations. These needs have led to taking a global approach to the harmonization of IT services and operational processes. Effective server consolidation addresses these issues. To deliver successful server consolidation, Atos Origin believes that partnerships with its customers are crucial where both parties share the risks and rewards through strong collaboration.”

Boyd Davis, General Manager of Server Platforms marketing for Intel Corporation said “Atos Origin’s extensive experience with server consolidation coupled with Intel’s virtualization technology will enable customers to more rapidly make the business case for deployment virtualization technology.” Atos Origin can deliver solutions using the newest, powerful open standards based hardware and software that was only possible on more expensive proprietary (RISC) architectures in the past.

Atos Origin has over 15 years’ experience in delivering large-scale server consolidation projects and has a vast portfolio including distributed consolidation, data centre consolidation, application consolidation and IT business consolidation. The Server Consolidation Service is part of Atos™ Infrastructure Solutions, a solution that provides infrastructure management services ranging from remote system management, secure datacenter hosting to utility services.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.


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