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IO Expands Asia Pacific Presence with Data Center 2.0 Distribution Agreement with TMI

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PHOENIX, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IO, the global pioneer in the manufacture of software-defined data centers with Intelligent Control® next-generation data center infrastructure technology, today named Tractors Machinery International Pte. Ltd ("TMI") as its distribution partner in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. This partnership advances IO's aggressive global expansion strategy to provide the world's biggest companies with sustainable data center solutions that deliver extraordinary capital savings, operational efficiencies and energy conservation.

IO is the first company in the Asia Pacific market to provide Data Center 2.0 technology, which consists of purpose-built products that are manufactured rather than constructed, marking a fundamental shift in the way data centers are assembled, consumed and operated. TMI will serve as IO's exclusive distributor of the IO.Anywhere® platform, which includes standard, secure, and UL-listed data center modules that replace, augment or transform traditional data center infrastructure. TMI also will distribute IO.OS®, the world's first true data center operating system that integrates modular and legacy infrastructure with the entire IT stack, providing unsurpassed visibility, insight and control to optimize data center performance.

"IO's Data Center 2.0 products are embraced by the most demanding enterprise technology users in the world, and Asia Pacific is a highly sophisticated market," said Oon Ho Tan, General Manager of Tractors Machinery International Pte. Ltd. "With IO, we are empowered to deliver next-generation technology that optimizes service delivery, reduces risks and aligns the data center with the needs of business and IT."

By partnering with IO, TMI gains exclusive rights going forward to distribute IO.Anywhere products within the territory, as well as access to IO training and certification programs, technology resources, and sales and marketing support.  As an IO global distribution partner, TMI is poised to generate incremental revenue by leveraging IO's next-generation technology platform and global brand equity.

"With the global rise of mobility, cloud and big data, companies everywhere must rely on their data centers to deliver unprecedented business agility," said Adil Attlassy, IO Senior Vice President of Global Operations.  "TMI is ideally situated to help IO's global clients improve data center efficiency, agility, security, reliability and sustainability."

About IO

IO is a global leader in the manufacture of software-defined data centers with Intelligent Control®, the next-generation data center infrastructure technology. An integrated hardware and software data center technology platform, IO Intelligent Control offers enterprises, governments and service providers an innovative way to deploy, provision and optimize data center capacity anywhere in the world.  IO technology lowers the total cost of data center ownership and enables data center capacity to be dynamically deployed based on the needs of IT equipment and applications in the data center.

When delivered as a product, the IO platform offers customers IO.Anywhere® modules, IO.OS® data center operating system software, and services including warranty, training, support, installation and integration.  IO.Anywhere modules can be deployed by IO customers within or outside their existing data centers, at a remote location or office, or at a third-party service provider's location. 

When delivered as service ("DCaaS"), IO deploys, operates and monitors the IO platform for customers in a facility that is operated by IO or a Powered by IO® partner. 

IO and the IO logo are trademarks of IO. © 2013.

About Tractors Machinery International Pte Ltd

Tractors Machinery International (TMI) is a fully owned subsidiary of the Sime Darby Group, through its Singapore-based heavy equipment dealer, Tractors Singapore Ltd.

Tractors Singapore Limited (TSL) was established in 1966. It is the leading equipment dealer in Singapore, distributing Caterpillar machines, engines and lift trucks for the territories of the Republic of Singapore, the Republic of Maldives and Christmas Island (Indian Ocean). TSL is also the dealer for New Holland industrial and agricultural equipment, Sullair air compressors and Donaldson Filtration Solutions. The Company offers a full range of services including sales, rental, parts and service support.

About Sime Darby Group

Sime Darby Berhad is a Malaysia-based, diversified multinational involved in key growth sectors, including plantations, property, motors, industrial equipment, energy & utilities, and healthcare. Founded in 1910, its business divisions seek to create economic, environmental and social benefits in the communities they serve.

With a workforce of over 100,000 employees in over 20 countries, Sime Darby is committed to building a sustainable future for all its stakeholders. It is one of the largest companies on Bursa Malaysia with a market capitalization of RM56.25bn (USD18.94bn) as of May 3, 2013.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking information. Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this document are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Those risks include, among others, changes in customer demand for information technology products or services, changes in supplier pricing actions or terms, customer orders, pricing actions by competitors, changes in laws and regulations and general changes in economic conditions. Risks that could cause our results to differ materially from our expectations are discussed in our Annual Management's Discussion & Analysis.

SOURCE IO



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