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NEW YORK, Nov 1, 2004 -- AIG Technologies, Inc. (AIGT), a member company of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), today announced the launch of a server consolidation service utilizing its proprietary InfraOpt(TM) (Infrastructure Optimization) methodology. InfraOpt(TM) is AIGT's structured approach to assess computing processing requirements and costs to design a more scalable, efficient processing environment. AIGT developed InfraOpt(TM) through its experience in building and consolidating distributed computing environments.

"Widespread implementation of distributed systems, particularly those supporting web-enabled applications, has resulted in a proliferation of underutilized servers across computing environments," said Paul Madarasz, President, AIG Technologies, Inc. "Server consolidation can deliver numerous business benefits, ranging from helping to rationalize the distributed architecture into fewer, more capable physical servers to lowering operating costs. We have consistently helped our customers realize a 50% to 75% reduction in physical servers."

AIGT's certified server consolidation specialists utilize the InfraOpt(TM) methodology to study a company's distributed server infrastructure to determine feasibility for consolidation. AIGT works with its customers to develop a business case to evaluate the financial impact and return on investment of consolidation. Applying the results of the study and analysis, AIGT designs and implements a consolidated server environment by virtualizing the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and memory usage, disk input/output and network resources. The solution optimizes performance and lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) by reducing the amount of hardware and real estate required to satisfy distributed processing requirements.

Benefits of employing AIGT's server consolidation service include:

  • Reduced TCO through improved utilization;
  • Reduced total cost of acquisition (TCA);
  • Reduced raised floor space requirements;
  • Improved scalability and flexibility;
  • Optimized production and development hardware environment;
  • Improved disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities; and
  • Improved deployment times of new servers.

AIGT's server consolidation service can be customized to meet a company's specific needs, with deployment options ranging from on-site, customer-managed solutions to a managed service leveraging AIGT's data centers, hosting capabilities and disaster recovery facilities.

For more information about AIGT's server consolidation services and its supporting InfraOpt(TM) methodology, please visit www.aigtechnologies.com, call 1-800-788-0144 or e-mail aigtinfo@aig.com.

AIGT is a leading provider of utility-based IT management solutions--including managed IT outsourcing and application services--and IT professional services and consulting to the Fortune 2000. AIGT's data center facilities combine to form a world-class infrastructure that affords clients with extensive, on-demand processing power, data redundancy, disaster recovery and critical business contingency opportunities.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is the world's leading international insurance and financial services organization, with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG member companies serve commercial, institutional and individual customers through the most extensive worldwide property-casualty and life insurance networks of any insurer. In the United States, AIG companies are the largest underwriters of commercial and industrial insurance and AIG American General is a top-ranked life insurer. AIG's global businesses also include retirement services, financial services and asset management. AIG's financial services businesses include aircraft leasing, financial products, trading and market making. AIG's growing global consumer finance business is led in the United States by American General Finance. AIG also has one of the largest U.S. retirement services businesses through AIG SunAmerica and AIG VALIC, and is a leader in asset management for the individual and institutional markets, with specialized investment management capabilities in equities, fixed income, alternative investments and real estate. AIG's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as the stock exchanges in London, Paris, Switzerland and Tokyo.

American International Group, Inc.
Andrew Silver