SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

January 24, 2008 08:00 ET

Fujitsu PRIMERGY Server Distribution Deal With Tech Data Expands Access to Complete Fujitsu Solutions for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses

Agreement Makes It Easier for Customers in the U.S. and Canada to Acquire Integrated Fujitsu Server, Storage and Software Solutions

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2008) - Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced that Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD), a leading IT products distributor, will now offer IT resellers access to the complete line of Fujitsu PRIMERGY(R) servers. The distribution agreement follows a similar deal announced in November of 2007 regarding Fujitsu ETERNUS(R) storage solutions, and will make it easier for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to purchase complete, integrated Fujitsu computing solutions, including PRIMERGY servers, ETERNUS Storage Area Networks (SANs), storage virtualization, and software products through Tech Data's broad reseller network in the U.S. and Canada.

"More and more customers are demanding the kind of fully integrated, high-performance, reliable, and eco-friendly solutions that only Fujitsu can provide," said Richard McCormack, senior vice president of marketing for Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation. "This agreement will make our solutions far more accessible to the burgeoning SMB market. Tech Data fully understands that integrated, market-specific solutions are the key to allowing SMBs to cost-effectively overcome their most complex computing and business challenges."

Fujitsu offers a complete line of PRIMERGY tower, rack, and blade servers, from single processor servers for small offices to 16-processor systems intended for enterprise database or large scale server consolidation through virtualization. Whether the need is for affordable entry-level servers, compact and scalable blade systems, or advanced multiprocessor servers capable of handling the most demanding data center applications, the PRIMERGY line delivers a highly reliable x86 architecture with rock-solid design and industry-leading performance for Windows(R)- and LINUX-based applications. Fujitsu ETERNUS storage solutions are solving customers' storage challenges, from managing Microsoft(R) Exchange Server migrations and the consolidation of massive email volumes, to ensuring business continuity and efficient disaster recovery, to reducing power consumption and footprint in the data center.

"The latest industry-standard server and storage solutions -- like the Fujitsu PRIMERGY and ETERNUS lines -- are enabling resellers to deliver more cost-effective and versatile data centers to end users ranging from SMBs to large enterprises," said Pete Peterson, senior vice president and general manager, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Tech Data. "Tech Data established its Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) Division to help resellers capitalize on that opportunity. Through our AIS Division, Tech Data will support Fujitsu PRIMERGY server and ETERNUS storage resellers with dedicated sales and technical support resources."

About Tech Data

Founded in 1974, Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) is a leading distributor of IT products, with more than 90,000 customers in over 100 countries. The company's business model enables technology solution providers, manufacturers and publishers to cost-effectively sell to and support end users ranging from small-to-midsize businesses (SMB) to large enterprises. Ranked 109th on the FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $21.4 billion in sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2007. For more information, visit www.techdata.com.

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(R) 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. See http://us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information.

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 create infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, ETERNUS and TRIOLE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. PRIMERGY is a trademark or registered trademark of Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

The statements provided herein are for informational purposes only and may be amended or altered by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation without notice or liability. Product description data represents Fujitsu design objectives and is provided for comparative purposes; actual results may vary based on a variety of factors. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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