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VMware and Fujitsu Asia Announce Local OEM Agreement to Advance Server Virtualization Solutions Across ASEAN Region

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd.

Singapore, September 04, 2008

Fujitsu Asia, the leading regional IT and communications solutions provider and VMware, Inc., (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced a local OEM distribution agreement to offer end-to-end server virtualization solutions – comprising consultation, hardware, software, systems integration and maintenance – across the ASEAN region. This builds on the companies’ existing relationship to now offer VMware virtualization in the ASEAN markets, which includes Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Starting today, the local OEM agreement allows Fujitsu Asia to sell VMware virtualization on Fujitsu’s Intel-based PRIMERGY line of servers and to provide Level 1 and Level 2 support.

“We are delighted to further extend our relationship with VMware, which delivers the de facto standard in virtualization solutions,” said Motohiko Uno, vice president, platform solutions group of Fujitsu Asia. “This agreement furthers Fujitsu’s commitment to green IT. We are focused on helping customers of all sizes to significantly reduce the cost, complexity and environmental impact of enterprise services. PRIMERGY blade servers already offer an excellent performance-to-energy ratio, and by adding VMware virtualization, customers will derive even greater efficiency from their hardware investments.”

“Our customers use VMware virtualization to deliver robust, efficient, and reliable IT infrastructure environments that help them consolidate hardware, increase service levels and streamline development and testing,” said Jim Lenox, general manager of VMware Asia South. “With full support from Fujitsu, customers now have peace of mind that lets them maximize their investments in VMware virtualization to simplify datacenter management and improve energy efficiencies.”

VMware virtualization, used by more than 120,000 customers worldwide, helps them reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. Customers can now purchase VMware Infrastructure 3, VMware’s industry-leading datacenter virtualization and management suite, bundled with Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers with full support from Fujitsu. VMware Infrastructure 3 enables automatic load balancing, business continuity and power management and the ability to move a virtual machine across physical machines to minimize service interruption. VMware Infrastructure 3 is also compatible with VMware’s desktop virtualization and management solutions.

Designed for Linux and Windows platforms, the PRIMERGY range comprises mission-critical, enterprise-class and entry-level blade, rack and tower servers engineered for optimum performance with low energy consumption and minimal heat dissipation. For example, the PRIMERGY BX620 S4 blade server runs on dual- or quad-core Xeon processors and is designed specifically for energy-efficient, large-scale data centre applications.

In addition, Fujitsu Asia now offers the Resource Coordinator Virtual Server Edition (RCVE), a complementary product to VMware virtualization that further enhances business continuity. Fujitsu’s RCVE enables control of both physical and virtualized blade servers via a single management view. This allows an integrated solution of PRIMERGY servers and ETERNUS storage to provide fail over capability to both physical and VMware virtualized servers, providing customers with a highly reliable environment ideal for consolidation.

Fujitsu Asia will offer the new suite of server virtualisation solutions for the ASEAN (including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam) with immediate effect. Visit http://www.fujitsu.com/sg or call 6512-7555 for more details.

About Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore in 1997 to provide leadership in business development, technology innovation and customer support as regional headquarters for the Fujitsu group of companies in Asia outside of Japan. Building on Fujitsu's three decades of experience in Singapore and the broader Asian region and with a pool of highly skilled engineering talent, Fujitsu Asia is dedicated to providing comprehensive integrated IT, telecommunications and networking solutions that deliver tangible business value and enable customers to meet the challenges of the new global economy. Fujitsu Asia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Fujitsu Limited (TSW: 6702), a leader in customer-centric IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/sg/

About Vmware

VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter. Customers of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2007 revenues of $1.3 billion, more than 120,000 customers and nearly 18,000 partners, VMware is one of the fastest growing public software companies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is majority-owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) and on the web at www.vmware.com.
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Rachael Low

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Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd
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VMware, Inc., ASEAN

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Date: 04 September, 2008
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd