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The alliance of Aperture’s VISTA software and ESD’s operational planning expertise narrows the gap between technical and operational knowledge.

London, UK – May 21, 2007 - Aperture Technologies Inc., the leading global provider of software for managing the physical infrastructure of data centres, has announced a formal partnership with engineering and consulting specialist Environmental Systems Design Inc. (ESD Inc.).

Under the partnership, ESD will apply the technical engineering data encapsulated in Aperture’s VISTA Symbol Repository to assist in its consulting projects. This data will be incorporated in operational plans and processes that ESD is creating for its data centre clients including architects, building developers and property/facility managers.

ESD provides engineering design solutions, worldwide, to data centres and other projects. The company has more than 200 engineering and design professionals which support a diverse range of clients in markets including commercial, health and science, education, assembly, energy plants and transportation. The ESD team has recently worked on data centre projects for a myriad of companies including JPMorgan Chase, CNA Insurance, Allstate Insurance, Chicago Board of Trade and several others

“Aperture VISTA provides unparalleled visibility and management of data centre elements and infrastructure,” said Paul Schlattman, Technical Program Consultant for ESD. “This comprehensive database of over 30,000 data centre objects, from power rails to racks, compliments our proven track record in operational planning and design. By bringing the knowledge and level of detail in Aperture VISTA together with our consulting capabilities, we will be able to grow our engineering services. We’re extremely excited about this business partnership, and look forward to working closely with the Aperture team.”

Bill Clifford, CEO of Aperture Technologies, said, “ESD has a highly-regarded reputation for engineering consultancy and data centre design. The team has a vast experience and resources which allow it to stay ahead in this competitive and exciting market: drawing on the technical knowledge that makes Aperture VISTA the market leader will strengthen both companies’ foothold in the market.”

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About Aperture

Aperture is the leading global provider of software for managing the physical infrastructure of data centres. Aperture’s solutions reduce operational risk and improve efficiency through the visual management of data centre resources. Aperture delivers the best practice processes that enable organisations to take control of an increasingly complex physical infrastructure including equipment, space, power, cooling, network and storage. With over 20 years of experience, Aperture provides organisations with the information required to optimise their data centre operations, delivering better services at the lowest cost. Aperture’s customers include the world’s largest companies, half of which are Fortune 1000 and Global 500 organisations.

About ESD Inc.

Since 1967, ESD has provided engineering design solutions on hundreds of buildings in the United States and on projects throughout the world. We have achieved our reputation through our team of experts who bring a depth of resources and experience to the needs and project goals of our clients. With over 200 engineering and design professionals, ESD is one of the largest consulting engineering firms in the Midwest.

For further details please contact:

Elissa Fry or Max McConnell
Prompt Communications on behalf of Aperture
Tel: +44 (0)20 8996 1646 / Out of hours: +44 (0)7780 660080
Email: efry@prompt-communications.com / mmcconnell@prompt-communications.com

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