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Amdahl's InfraCare Services Gain Sun's SunTone Integrator Services Certification.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2001

InfraCare(TM) services combine experience, innovation and

proven methodologies to allow enterprises to focus critical

resources on their core business.

Amdahl today announced SunTone(SM) certification as an Integrator for delivery of InfraCare(TM) services in North America and Europe.

Amdahl offers IT infrastructure project and managed services under the InfraCare brand. InfraCare services support both international and national customers throughout the life cycle of a project from design, to build, to deployment, to operation, and into maintenance through a single management contact.

The SunTone program identifies to customers those Integrator services that have met the stringent requirements of SunTone certification to help ensure that WEB-enabled services they provide meet the program's high standard of quality service delivery. Amdahl plans to certify additional InfraCare services, including architecture engineering and management, which will go through the SunTone Integrator Services Certification process within the next few months.

"Amdahl's achievement of SunTone certification demonstrates their commitment to deliver high quality Sun integrated solutions on an international scale," said Joe Womack, vice president, America's Partner Sales, Sun Microsystems. "SunTone certification is a significant milestone between Sun and Amdahl. Amdahl has implemented a large number of Sun Enterprise(TM) 10000 solutions in data center and mainframe environments under Amdahl's InfraCare brand."

By working together, Sun and Amdahl have reduced costs and improved operations for customers through: re-hosting mainframe applications to Sun Solaris(TM) operating environment; implementing server and application consolidation; new storage architectures (SAN, NAS, and host attached) and heterogeneous environment support, including architecture, implementation, management, and support services for System/390(R), Sun's Solaris operating environment, and NT(R).

"InfraCare services and Amdahl's Adaptive Integration(TM) methodology offer customers a single point of contact and ensure accountability for delivery of IT service globally and across data center, distributed, and network environments," said Larry Fillmer, president, Amdahl IT Services. "We're extremely pleased to have our InfraCare customised client services validated for high quality through SunTone certification."

About the SunTone(SM) Certification and Branding Program

Launched in May 1999, The SunTone Certification and Branding Program is a collaborative effort with industry-wide support, led by Sun Microsystems Inc., to promote 7X24 service and reliability as a norm for consumer and business Internet-based services. Under the SunTone Certification and Branding Program, service providers, independent software vendors and integrators have endured a rigorous specification process which examines the infrastructure, operational practices, hardware, software, and overall service delivery to help ensure that the services or products they provide meet the program's high standards. Certification under the SunTone program is designed to give customers the confidence that every aspect of the operations and infrastructure has been evaluated and judged to be reliable and of high quality. The SunTone Certification and Branding program currently has more than 1,400 applicants for certification, including service providers, independent software vendors, and integrators, and over 90 SunTone Certified Solutions available to meet a variety of business needs.

About Amdahl Corporation

Amdahl Corporation, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is a strategic member of the Fujitsu Group, a leading provider of Internet-focused information technology solutions for the global marketplace. With over 30 years of experience supporting mission-critical IT systems, Amdahl designs, builds, deploys, and supports integrated IT infrastructure solutions for the world's most demanding enterprises. Amdahl provides the people and processes required to align IT with our customers' business and to integrate diverse technologies into a seamless environment that delivers business value.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Amdahl news releases are available on the Internet at http://www.amdahl.com/, the Amdahl Corporation home page. The Amdahl site provides current, in-depth information on Amdahl offerings and solutions for enterprise computing.

Amdahl is a registered trademark and Adaptive Integration a trademark of Amdahl Corporation Fujitsu is a registered trademark of Fujitsu Limited. InfraCare is a trademark or registered trademark of the Fujitsu Group in Japan and other countries. System/390 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, SunTone, the SunTone certified logo, Sun Enterprise, and Solaris are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.
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