Novell Ships Open Enterprise Server

Customers Gain Benefit From SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server and NetWare

Combination to Increase Flexibility and Choice

Mar 10, 2005, 00:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    WALTHAM, Mass., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell (Nasdaq:   NOVL) today
 announced that Novell(R) Open Enterprise Server is now available to customers
 worldwide. Open Enterprise Server is a secure and reliable suite of services
 that combines NetWare(R) and SUSE(R) LINUX Enterprise Server to deliver proven
 file, print, directory, management, collaboration and application services. As
 a result, customers benefit from leading commercial and open source networking
 platforms along with integrated management tools, identity-based services and
 Novell's global support ecosystem to meet enterprise-class computing needs.
     "Novell is committed to listening to customers and providing solutions to
 their problems," said Jack Messman, Novell chairman and CEO. "Open Enterprise
 Server protects the prior investment that customers made in NetWare and
 extends to them the freedom and flexibility of Linux. Only Novell is offering
 software from both the open source and commercial spectrums to allow customers
 the flexibility of choice which provides them real economic value through
 lower costs."
     Organizations around the world are deploying Novell Open Enterprise Server
 to provide immediate benefit to their businesses.
     "One of the things about Open Enterprise Server that interests us the most
 is that we'll be able to have NetWare and Linux servers in the same cluster
 -- running the same resources -- which will allow us to migrate over to Linux
 at our own pace," said Mike Mason, senior systems manager for Volvo Motor
 Graders Limited, a division of Volvo Construction Equipment in North America.
 "The fact that we'll be able to run Novell Storage Services(TM) on Linux
 servers also makes Linux a more viable option for our enterprise."
     Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) is the largest public broadcasting company in
 Germany with more than 4,000 employees. Rainer Birkendorf, IT manager for
 service center infrastructure at WDR, said, "The introduction of Open
 Enterprise Server at WDR has allowed us to seamlessly connect our existing
 NetWare environment to Linux. We can continue using NetWare and are now
 getting the best of both worlds. We are expecting significant cost savings and
 considerably enhanced security."
     Yukihito Akiyama of Hitachi Software Engineering's Solution Business Sales
 Division said, "We strongly believe Novell Open Enterprise Server gives
 NetWare and Windows users the solutions they need and provides great
 motivation for companies to introduce Linux into their environment."
     Pricing and Availability
     Novell Open Enterprise Server is now available through Novell channel
 partners at upgrade pricing for those migrating from competitive platforms.
 More information and details can be found at . For more
 information on Open Enterprise Server, visit . For
 more on Novell's Linux strategy and complete line of Linux offerings, see
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc. is a leading provider of information solutions that deliver
 secure identity management (Novell Nsure(R)), Web application development
 (Novell exteNd(TM)) and cross-platform networking services (Novell
 Nterprise(TM)), all supported by strategic consulting and professional
 services (Novell Ngage(SM)). Active in the open source community with its
 Ximian(R) and SUSE LINUX brands, Novell provides a full range of Linux
 products and services for the enterprise, from the desktop to the server.
 Novell's vision of one Net -- a world without information boundaries -- helps
 customers realize the value of their information securely and economically.
 For more information, call Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC
 (4272) or visit Press should visit
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 exteNd, Novell Storage Services and Nterprise are trademarks; and Ngage is a
 service mark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SUSE is
 a registered trademark of SUSE LINUX AG, a Novell business. *All third-party
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