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



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

PR Newswire

PHOENIX, May 8, 2013

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

Contact: Troy Rutman, Director, Corporate Communications, IO, 602-231-8445,
media@io.com; or Albie Jarvis, PR for IO, Porter Novelli, 617-897-8236,
albie.jarvis@porternovelli.com
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