“Atos Origin delivers backup solution Sun Microsystems in Utility Services for increased customer flexibility”

Amersfoort, Utrecht, 6 August 2007

Utility Based Computing Platform expanded with backup, restore and archiving Atos Origin, an international IT services company, and Sun Microsystems have signed an agreement that enables Atos Origin to offer end-to-end Sun Utility Based Backup, Restore and Archiving solutions. Thanks to this collaboration, Atos Origin now offers an even stronger portfolio that consist of a range of IT solutions that can be provided entirely on demand so that customers only pay for actual use of available capacity. Sun supplies the IT hardware infrastructure in disks and tapes, backup, restore and archiving software to manage the environment.

The collaboration with Sun is part of a broader Utility Based Computing approach, in which Atos Origin cooperates with a select group of partners. Atos Origin and Sun have agreed on the provision of so-called secondary storage solutions.

Louwke van der Steen, Director Business Development at Atos Origin in The Netherlands says: "The Sun Microsystems systems and approach seamlessly integrate into our strategy of offering a true utility-based computing solution based on open standards. We are convinced that we can further improve our market positioning with this IT utility system."

Sun also strongly believes in utility-based computing. Edo Huizinga, Account Executive at Sun Microsystems concludes: "Clients now have guaranteed availability, without having to worry about all the different kinds of data protection. Outsourcing these services results in lower investments and operational costs that are easy to budget. Many service providers are talking about it, but Atos Origin is actually doing it. The Sun solution is an important part of this system."

About Sun Microsystems
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About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.4 billion and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

Contact for further information:

Sun Microsystems
Guus Vossenaar
+31 6 53 15 63 23
Atos Origin
Jose de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11

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