08 September 2011

Teamcenter Performance Testing Demonstrates Microsoft SQL Server as Enterprise-Level PLM Database

PLANO, Texas, September 8, 2011 - Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced it has measured excellent results in performance and scalability tests for its Teamcenter® software running on the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 database and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. The testing simulated 5000 simultaneous user sessions – which can equate to many more potential users in a typical global environment. Conducted in conjunction with Microsoft and with the help and support of HP and Intel, the test results demonstrate the full enterprise capabilities of the Microsoft SQL Server database for PLM.

“Today’s announcement is further proof that the combination of Teamcenter and the Microsoft technology stack is an excellent choice for companies of all sizes looking for a high performance PLM system with a low total cost of ownership,” said Steve Bashada, vice president of Teamcenter Applications, Siemens PLM Software. “Since the number of simultaneous users within any given enterprise is only a fraction of the number of actual users, these tests confirm that the system we tested would support many large enterprise PLM implementations. We are grateful to our partners HP and Intel for providing the hardware and technical support, and of course to Microsoft for sharing their expertise and teamwork throughout the process.”

Siemens PLM Software and Microsoft shared equal responsibility in arranging and conducting the performance tests, which utilized their latest software offerings. Teamcenter 8.3 was deployed on SQL Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Using HP ProLiant DL580 G7 servers and Intel Xeon X7560 processors, 5000 concurrent Teamcenter users were simulated using a standard testing methodology executing common PLM actions.

“Thanks to our strong partnership with Siemens PLM Software, we have been able to work together very closely to fine tune our technology stack and their industry leading Teamcenter software to deliver a comprehensive PLM system that is fully enterprise capable,” said Sanjay Ravi, managing director, Worldwide Discrete Manufacturing Industry, Microsoft Corp. “As a result, our integrated offerings allow our joint customers to maximize their PLM investment by extending PLM to every desktop, collaborating without barriers, and simplifying their IT infrastructure.”

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 6.7 million licensed seats and more than 69,500 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About the Siemens Industry Automation Division

Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010. www.siemens.com/industryautomation

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Teamcenter is a trademark or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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