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Paris Taxis Use SGI

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- With more than 30 million visitors descending on Paris streets every year, the City of Light relies on its taxis to get people where they need to go. To ensure it can meet that demand, the city's leading taxi company is relying on a new
enterprise- class compute and storage solution from SGI (NASDAQ:SGIC).

Les Taxis Bleus (Blue Taxi) is moving its Oracle software-based order processing and reservation management system to a new SGI(R) Altix(R) XE server and SGI(R) InfiniteStorage solution to guarantee fast, reliable service to taxi customers 24 hours a day. The company serves as a booking center for more than 3,000 independent cab drivers throughout Paris and the Ile-de France, or Paris Region.

"On any given day, we'll take 40,000 calls from customers in need of taxis,"
said Patrick Del'Vecchio, director, IT systems, Les Taxis Bleus. "We needed a system that shortens wait times for customers and works non-stop, day and night. With this SGI solution running our Oracle database and transaction processing system, we're always ready for the daily onslaught of call and transaction traffic."