Infor Collaborates With VMware to Expand Open Source ERP Options

       Infor Collaborates With VMware to Expand Open Source ERP Options

  PR Newswire

  MUMBAI, November 29, 2012

MUMBAI, November 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Infor LN and ION on Open Source Stack Helps Provide Lower Total Cost of
Ownership and Faster Time to Deployment

Infor , a leading provider of business application software serving more than
70,000 customers, today announced a collaboration with VMware through which
the parties confirmed the compatibility of Infor's ERP suite with a variety of
VMware products, including VMware vSphere®, VMware vCloud Director® and VMware
vFabric™. Through this collaboration, Infor and VMware jointly developed a
reference architecture for Infor10 ION and Infor LN that provides customers
with an enterprise-grade ERP system that can be used as a virtual appliance,
incorporating built-in security, performance management and monitoring.

The Infor LN virtual appliance is capable of being deployed to on-premise
infrastructures or cloud quickly, and coupled with the open standards and open
source-based components of VMware vFabric, the virtual appliance helps
customers reduce deployment costs and operation expenses to help lower their
overall cost of ownership.

"Infor is continually working to enable our customers to run faster and
smarter by developing innovative applications that help improve business
processes while simultaneously focusing on helping them lower IT
infrastructure costs and increase agility," said Ali Shadman, SVP, Business
Cloud, Infor. "Collaborating with VMware enables us to provide customers with
a robust ecosystem with market-leading virtualization tools coupled with the
intrinsic expertise of Infor and VMware right out-of-the-box."

By making its applications compatible with VMware infrastructure, Infor
enables customers to take advantage of the many benefits of virtualisation and
cloud. As a result, Infor customers are better able to consolidate IT
infrastructures, gain efficiency and cost reduction, and attain a higher
degree of deployment portability. Since Infor products support cloud and
on-premise infrastructures using the same code base to provide identical
functionality, collaborating with VMware is another way Infor helps customers
lower the cost of deployment with scalability, performance, and reliability.

"Infor's customers can use their products to control operations and drive
efficiencies," said Parag Patel, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances,
VMware. "By collaborating with VMware, Infor customers looking to reduce costs
and speed time to market can leverage the efficiencies of a robust virtualized
infrastructure."

About Infor:

Infor is the third-largest provider of enterprise applications and services,
helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth,
and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep
industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, using
ground-breaking technology that delivers a rich user experience, and flexible
deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the
cloud, on-premises, or both.

To learn more about Infor, please visit http://www.infor.com/ .

This announcement reflects the direction Infor may take with regard to the
specific products and services described herein, all of which is subject to
change by Infor in its sole discretion, with or without notice to you. This
announcement is not a commitment to you in any way and you should not rely on
this announcement or any of its content in making any decision. Infor is not
committing to develop or deliver any specified enhancement, upgrade, product,
service or functionality, even if such is described herein. This document, in
whole or in part, may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with
Infor or its subsidiaries or affiliates.  This announcement, in whole or in
part, may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with Infor or its
subsidiaries or affiliates. Infor expressly disclaims any liability with
respect to this announcement.  The services described herein may not be
available for all Infor products.

VMware, VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud Director and vFabric are registered
trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other
jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a
legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

Primary Media Contact: Dan Barnhardt, dan.barnhardt@infor.com , 678-319-8457

Secondary Media Contact: Natasha Bhattacharya,
natasha.bhattacharya@2020msl.com , 91-9819088818

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