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Infor Collaborates With VMware to Expand Open Source ERP Options

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

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 -- 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 virtualization 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 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.

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