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For Immediate Release - July 20, 2010

Siemon Network Cabling Systems Support IBM's Enterprise Modular Data Center (EMDC) Solution

Watertown, CT, USA — Siemon, a global leader in network cabling solutions, is proud to announce that its products can be implemented as a part of IBM's enhanced Enterprise Modular Data Center (EMDC) program. EMDC is a large data center design concept which uses pre-engineered design strategies allowing customers to meet unpredictable business and IT demands. By building to a design that allows customers to increase density and footprint as required, clients can scale their data centers when needed without disruption to existing operations.

To bring this vision of large modular, plug and play data centers to the market, IBM and Siemon will work collaboratively with IBM and its global ecosystem of the world's leading data center physical infrastructure providers. End-to-end Siemon solutions that complement IBM's EMDC solution include high-performance Z-MAX category 6A and TERA category 7A twisted pair copper cabling systems, 10, 40 and 100-Gigabit-Ready fiber optic cabling solutions, MapIT G2 Intelligent Infrastructure Management System and innovative VersaPOD data center cabinets.

Siemon's full network cabling infrastructure solution set, as well as their expert support network and global footprint fully aligns with IBM's vision that data centers can be constructed in a flexible way with the ability to scale on-demand and significantly reduce initial capital and operating costs. In addition to Siemon's network cabling and data center infrastructure capabilities, the IBM EMDC collaboration includes existing and new partners in power, cooling, monitoring and management and data center architecture and engineering to help clients design, build and operate data centers.

"More than 60% of CIOs around the world are expecting significant change brought by soaring data volumes, increasingly complex analyses and ever larger populations of users. The struggle to respond to changing IT requirements to fit business demands is outdating a classic approach to building large, monolithic data centers which have to last 20 or more years." said Steven Sams, vice president, Global Site and Facilities Services. "By working with Siemon to deliver innovative data center infrastructure, IBM enhances its global ability to lead data center innovation and meet changing requirements with a very flexible plug and play approach -- allowing data center capabilities to be added - and paid for - when and where they are needed."

As part of a supplier agreement between IBM and Siemon and based on IBM client requirements, EMDC solutions may be deployed with Siemon's high-performance cabling systems, including the IBM-branded FTS I-Line. Launched globally as part of IBM's Fiber Transport System (FTS), the IBM FTS I-Line is a specialized offering of high-performance plug and play pre-terminated fiber cabling, developed specifically under Siemon's strict quality guidelines. Constructed of laser optimized multimode and singlemode fiber optic cable and components, the IBM FTS I-Line provides IBM's global customers with future-proof support of critical data center links including 10 Gb/s as well as future 40 and 100 Gb/s applications. Utilized within the EDMC, the IBM FTS I-Line offers a highly flexible and scalable cabling infrastructure, capable of supporting a wide range of vendor equipment configurations with simple plug and play implementation.

IBM's EMDC may also be supported by Siemon's high-performance twisted pair copper cabling solutions, including end-to-end shielded and UTP copper cabling systems ranging from category 5e to 10Gb/s category 6A to the highest performing fully shielded category 7A TERA system. Global access to Siemon's comprehensive line of copper cabling systems allows IBM to ensure that its EMDC solutions are outfitted with the a high quality, high performance cabling infrastructure to help maximize their clients return on investment and deliver best in class products to supports their clients' requirements, anywhere in the world.

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IBM's Enterprise Modular Data Center is one member of the IBM data center family ® of solutions to drive greater advancements in energy efficiencies by making data centers more flexible in matching IT needs to capital and operating costs.

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company's long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon's environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status
Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to: OEM's, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.
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