Unisys, Microsoft and Siebel Systems Achieve High Performance for Low Costs, Recording 30,000 Concurrent Siebel Benchmark Users

BLUE BELL, Pa., REDMOND, Wash. and SAN MATEO, Calif., April 24, 2003 — Unisys, Microsoft Corp. and Siebel Systems, Inc. today announced a 30,000 concurrent user benchmark for Siebel eBusiness Applications on the Intel Itanium 2-based Unisys Enterprise Server ES7000 Orion 130 running the 64-bit versions of Microsoft® Windows Server®
2003 Datacenter Edition and Microsoft SQL Server (TM) 2000 Enterprise Edition.

The benchmark demonstrates the enterprise performance and scalability of the Unisys server and Microsoft software for powering Siebel 7 under the auspices of the Siebel Platform Sizing and Performance Program (PSPP). Based on these results, it is clear that enterprises do not have to sacrifice the advantages of a single, expandable server environment to reap the economic benefits of standards-based computing with Microsoft and Intel technology.

The Siebel PSPP simulates deployments across large global enterprises, which include employees, partners, and customers using Siebel Call Center, Siebel eService, Siebel Partner Relationship Management, and Siebel Interactive Selling applications.

The performance results were achieved running a single 64-bit Unisys ES7000 Orion 130 server equipped with 16 Intel Itanium 2 processors at 1GHz with 3MB L3 cache, Intel E8870 chipset building blocks and 64GB of memory. The application components of the benchmark included 40 Siebel Application servers (four CPUs, 4GB of memory) and nine Web servers (four CPUs, 4GB of memory).

“This benchmark result on the Unisys ES7000 reinforces our belief that Windows- and Intel-based servers achieve high levels of performance for strategic enterprise applications like Siebel 7,”
said Mike Thomas, vice president, Unisys Global Solutions Partners.
“It demonstrates the success of Unisys, Microsoft and Siebel Systems in achieving enterprise-class performance combined with superior price performance and the flexibility of open systems.”

The Unisys ES7000 provides an array of computing capabilities required for enterprise-class performance, uninterrupted availability and simplified systems administration — capabilities that are well known to users of large-scale computers, but unprecedented in computing environments using Microsoft and Intel technology. Its mainframe design enables Unisys ES7000 servers to match the performance of large-scale systems in enterprise-class e-business and other critical applications at a fraction of the price.

“Siebel Systems is committed to supporting SQL Server 2000 (64-bit) running on Windows Server 2003 as one of the premier database platforms,”
said Richard Gorman, senior vice president, Siebel Products.
“Siebel customers can now leverage the increased performance and scalability of the Siebel 7 product line on the SQL Server 2000 (64-bit) solution to meet their most demanding business requirements.”

With Siebel 7, Siebel Systems introduced the Siebel Smart Web Architecture, the industry’s first and only zero-footprint Web architecture that provides high levels of interactivity previously available only from Windows-based desktop applications. Siebel 7 was built from the ground up to provide the highest levels of scalability in heterogeneous environments and to support high performance integrations via an application network, allowing organizations not only to integrate front-office and back-office systems, but also hundreds of other applications essential to any e-business.

Customers deploying Siebel eBusiness Applications on the Unisys ES7000 with Microsoft software gain the advantages of mainframe-class scalability, reliability and ease of management combined with the total cost of ownership advantages and superior performance of Itanium 2-based platforms.

“This benchmark result is great news for companies deploying large-scale Siebel 7 solutions,”
said Gordon Mangione, vice president for Microsoft SQL Server at Microsoft.
“Customers can gain business advantage with the unparalleled manageability and cost savings from running the 64-bit versions of SQL Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003 on a single Itanium 2-based 64-bit Unisys ES7000.”

Unisys performed the benchmark at its development and test facilities in Roseville, Minn., under the Siebel PSPP program. The tests under this program are based on real-world scenarios derived from more than 4,000 Siebel customers, reflecting the most frequently used and most performance-intensive components of Siebel eBusiness Applications, and have been certified by Siebel Systems.

For more information about the benchmark results, as well as the full disclosure report, visit http://www.siebel.com/products/performance_benchmark/index.shtm .

About Microsoft

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About Siebel Systems

Siebel Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEBL) is a leading provider of eBusiness applications software, enabling corporations to sell to, market to, and serve customers across multiple channels and lines of business. With more than 3,500 customers worldwide, Siebel Systems provides organizations with a proven set of industry-specific best practices, CRM applications, and business processes, empowering them to consistently deliver superior customer experiences and establish more profitable customer relationships. Siebel Systems’ sales and service facilities are located in more than 28 countries.

About Unisys

Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. Our people combine expertise in systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure, server technology and consulting with precision thinking and relentless execution to help clients, in more than 100 countries, quickly and efficiently achieve competitive advantage. For more information, visit http://www.unisys.com

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