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Unisys to Deliver New Services for MySQL Open Source Database Software

Agreement Designed to Ease Implementation;Help Clients Realize Operational, Cost Benefits

Unisys Corporation has announced that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with MySQL, Inc. that will enable Unisys to distribute MySQL software products and provide consulting, integration and support services for customers implementing MySQL open source databases in their technology infrastructures.

With this agreement in place, Unisys can provide a broad range of consulting, integration and support services for the MySQL database product family, including MySQL Network subscriptions, MySQL Cluster and associated products. The new solution offering for MySQL strengthens Unisys rich services capabilities for open source stacks such as LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl).

Unisys open source database consulting services for MySQL and other open source database systems provide public- and private-sector organizations with migration, high-availability architecture and design, performance optimization and tuning, administration and management across the open source stack.

“Combining Unisys services with MySQL’s popular database software can help our joint customers attain the flexibility in IT deployment and operational benefits that open source technology can deliver,” said Ulf Sandberg, vice president of Customer Services for MySQL AB. “By leveraging Unisys proven experience in global IT consulting and management, we can help these users integrate software more easily, significantly lower their overall IT costs, and focus on creating value for their core business.”

Keeping the cost of database infrastructure low as transaction volumes grow exponentially is an increasingly pressing challenge for enterprises. Every IT manager must confront the necessity to do more with less as they continue migrating mission-critical business operations online and invest in next-generation Web 2.0 applications. Traditional IT organizations are beginning to see the benefits of shifting to increasingly mature open architecture technologies after years of deploying complex and expensive infrastructure software on proprietary Unix machines.

“Unisys and MySQL share a commitment to enabling enterprises with complex database requirements to implement open source solutions with maximum speed and payback at minimal cost,” said Anthony Gold, vice president and general manager, Open Source Business, Unisys. “Combining Unisys consulting and integration services with the powerful MySQL software, we can help clients take the disciplined approach required to implement high-performance open source database solutions that can scale to meet the most demanding enterprise business needs.”

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