AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah partners with IBM for Green Data Center

Wed Sep 9, 2009 12:00pm EDT

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IBM green data center delivers significant energy savings for the company

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today
announced that AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah (AAA NCNU) has selected
IBM to design and build a new energy efficient data center - in order to meet
the company's technology requirements of its expanding business. 

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The new data center design is expected to enable AAA NCNU to meet its present
computing needs, with the ability to scale to meet its future business needs.

As the leader in providing a full range of automotive, travel, insurance and
financial services to over 4 million clients throughout Northern California,
Nevada and Utah, AAA NCNU selected IBM based on its high-quality service,
industry expertise and cost effectiveness. IBM will deploy the data center
consolidation with the explicit goals of reducing energy consumption as well
as reducing cost, space and IT maintenance, while enhancing the efficiency and
capacity of its data center facilities.

"In a challenging economy, companies are looking for the shortest time to
value without sacrificing the quality of the final solution," said Kory
Jensen, Director of Data Center Services for AAA NCNU. "IBM has been engaged
with us from the beginning to better understand our critical business needs
and design an appropriate solution. We look forward to working with IBM to
design and build an energy efficient facility that can support our dynamic
growth plans effectively."

"IBM is focused on helping clients become smarter by adopting 'green' and
energy-efficient technologies that help them bring down their operational
costs," said Steve Sams, Vice President, Site and Facilities Services at IBM.
"Our long history and expertise with data center implementations will enable
us to create a solution to save energy and ensure efficient server performance
for AAA NCNU."

The agreement was signed in May 2009, with expected construction completion in
December 2009.

About AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah
AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah offers a wide array of automotive,
travel, insurance, DMV, financial services and consumer discounts to more than
4.2 million members. AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and
security of all travelers since it was founded more than 100 years ago.

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