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Leading global bank to use Aperture Vista to visually manage its data centres worldwide

London, UK – 23rd July, 2007 - Aperture Technologies, Inc., the leading global provider of software for managing the physical infrastructure of data centres, has been selected by HSBC Holdings plc to provide its enterprise software solution Aperture VISTA 500. This software will be used to enable better capacity planning and management of the HSBC data centre operations worldwide.

Aperture VISTA 500 enables organisations to visually manage the complex physical environment of the data centre. VISTA is designed to help organisations with their capacity planning and utilisation. For example, organisations can see all infrastructure variables at a glance, including space, power, cooling, network, and storage, to keep the data centre at peak efficiency.

HSBC has 22 data centres in 10 countries, supporting 312,000 staff and 125 million customers. Implementation of VISTA 500 will begin this year and is expected to be complete worldwide by 2009.

Edward Case, a Senior Business Consultant with the Global Data Centre Services organisation at HSBC, said: “Having accurate, consistent and readily available knowledge of your data centre inventory and what you have running where, together with your power, cooling and space capacity is not easy to achieve. VISTA will provide a central repository, so we can see this information both on a data centre basis and globally. VISTA will also bring consistency to our processes for managing data centres. For anyone who needs to understand what is consuming resources in the data centre, VISTA is an important tool.”

William T Clifford, CEO of Aperture, said: “The physical infrastructure of the data centre is becoming increasingly complex. For organisations that want to keep centres running at peak efficiency, who have centres nearing capacity or who are embarking on data centre build projects, it is essential that they understand their resource use today. Aperture VISTA provides companies like HSBC with the visibility they need to ensure that critical data centres perform to the high standards that the business demands.”

About HSBC Holdings plc
HSBC Holdings plc serves over 125 million customers worldwide through some 10,000 offices in 82 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. With assets of US$1,861 billion at 31 December 2006, HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations and is marketed worldwide as 'the world's local bank'.

Through an international network linked by advanced technology, including a rapidly growing e-commerce capability, HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services: personal financial services; commercial banking; corporate, investment banking and markets; private banking; and other activities.

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.

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)7905 737 077
efry@prompt-communications.com / mmcconnell@prompt-communications.com

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