SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

April 18, 2006 15:00 ET

Fujitsu Computer Systems and ACS Deliver Greater Scalability and Flexibility for Hosted SAP Solutions

Fujitsu's FlexFrame Virtualization and Automation Technology Makes Hosted SAP Solutions More Scalable, Easier to Manage

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2006 -- Fujitsu Computer Systems today announced that Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS), a premier provider of diversified business process outsourcing and information technology solutions, is offering its customers hosted SAP solutions using Fujitsu's FlexFrame™ for mySAP™ Business Suite. With FlexFrame for mySAP Business Suite, ACS will be able to significantly reduce its SAP infrastructure costs while offering mySAP customers unparalleled flexibility, scalability, and reliability.

"Fujitsu's FlexFrame for mySAP Business Suite offers virtualization and automation technology that enables us to adapt far more quickly and cost-effectively to dynamic infrastructure requirements," said Ann Vezina, Group President of ACS Commercial Solutions. "And with built-in scalability and high availability, FlexFrame allows us to deliver the highest quality SAP experience to our customers while responding faster than ever before to their changing needs."

ACS provides application management services from multiple data centers in the U.S. and in Europe. ACS provides reliable, high-performance support for 65 SAP customers with users in 80 countries. Fujitsu's FlexFrame for mySAP Business Suite, developed in close cooperation with SAP, offers end-to-end virtualization and automation of IT infrastructure. This technology creates a simpler, modular approach to servers and storage that offers on-demand provisioning and other autonomic features to significantly reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). According to a BearingPoint study, FlexFrame for mySAP Business Suite slashes SAP infrastructure costs while enabling mySAP customers to change and scale their business processes in SAP environments more quickly and affordably.

"FlexFrame for mySAP Business Suite, a key element of Fujitsu's TRIOLE™ strategy for optimizing IT, allows SAP hosting partners, such as ACS, to cut IT operational costs while boosting the scalability and adaptability of the SAP business processes they offer to customers," said Richard McCormack, senior vice president product & solutions marketing at Fujitsu Computer Systems. "With FlexFrame, ACS has gained a competitive advantage through simpler management, lower maintenance overhead, and greater versatility and speed in responding to the changing needs of customers."

FlexFrame for mySAP Business Suite uses a grid computing solution to optimize IT infrastructures. The first certified deployment of an adaptive computing infrastructure solution for SAP NetWeaver, it virtualizes and separates SAP applications from infrastructure resources, including computing power, the network, storage, and control and system management. These resources are allocated on demand by using innovative automated mechanisms. FlexFrame for mySAP Business Suite delivers a radically simplified and more efficient SAP infrastructure that future-proofs SAP environments against both technology change and long-term costs.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. More information on Fujitsu Computer Systems is available at http://us.fujitsu.com/computers.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

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