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Membership in the Sun Partner Advantage Programme ensures that Aperture customers have timely and accurate information about Sun hardware products

London, UK – August 14, 2007 – Aperture Technologies Inc., the leading global provider of software for managing the physical infrastructure of data centres, today announced that it will enable IT departments to assess the physical impact of deploying and maintaining Sun hardware in the corporate data centre and optimise the utilisation of physical resources like, space, power and cooling.

Aperture’s VISTA software solution is designed to help data centre managers understand the impact of the server hardware they are installing and managing on the data centre environment, and to plan accordingly. As data centres expand and demands for processing power increase, managers are battling with the need to control rising temperatures, make the most efficient use of available floor space, and prevent power consumption from spiralling out of control.

Aperture VISTA provides a continually-updated database of more than 30,000 hardware components from over 1,500 manufacturers, together with details of their dimensions, weight, power consumption, heat output, and other specifications. Fortune 1000 organisations of all types, from JPMorgan Chase to Fujitsu Services, are using Aperture VISTA to plan and manage the physical infrastructure of increasingly complex data centres.

Aperture will now have access to more in-depth information about Sun’s hardware products, which will be incorporated into the Aperture VISTA library as soon as new products become available.

Aperture can now reassure Sun that its customers are making data centre provisioning decisions based on accurate, up-to-date information about the physical properties of its products.

“Sun is one of the world’s largest suppliers of high-performance enterprise hardware, and is on the shortlist for most data centre provisioning projects,” said Bill Clifford, CEO, Aperture. “Our customers will now have the latest information about Sun hardware when making decisions about installing and managing new systems, enabling them to increase the efficiency of even the most complex data centres.”

Juan Carlos Soto, vice president, market development, Sun Microsystems, said, “Sun is committed to providing our customers with the most efficient servers that deliver high performance and reliability while minimising space, power and heat consumption. Our eco-responsibility and virtualisation initiatives, including Project Blackbox, extend the value of Sun infrastructure to our customers – making them better corporate citizens while improving their bottom line. Aperture will empower enterprises to fully utilise the industry-leading efficiencies we build into our servers and create the most optimised configuration for their data centres that fits their business needs.”

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 planning and management of data centre resources and real-time monitoring of the environment. 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.

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