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Fujitsu Siemens Computers and Novell Announce Deal to Accelerate e-Business Infrastructure Performance

Fujitsu Siemens to Deliver Cache Appliances based on Novell Internet Caching System Technology

LONDON and BAD HOMBURG, Germany | January 26, 2000

Novell Inc., the leading provider of Net infrastructure software, and Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the leading European IT company, today announced a partnership to significantly enhance Net performance and speed Web content delivery. Under terms of the agreement, Fujitsu Siemens Computers will license Novell Internet Caching System technology for use in hardware appliances dedicated to accelerating Net performance for enterprise businesses, service providers and content publishers. Fujitsu Siemens Computers will begin offering caching appliances based on the Novell Internet Caching System and the Fujitsu-Siemens Primergy server line in the first calendar quarter of 2000.

"The caching agreement between Novell and Fujitsu Siemens Computers is extremely beneficial for European enterprises, content publishers and ISPs retooling their infrastructures to reduce bandwidth costs and speed content delivery to take advantage of new e-business revenue opportunities," said Ron Heinz, senior vice president, worldwide sales, Novell, Inc. "Joining the leading caching platform technology with the leading European IT vendor will strengthen customer loyalty, improve employee productivity, and maximize Net revenue potential."

"With the explosion of companies deploying increasingly complex Web sites, implementing caching is necessary as a performance foundation for the network infrastructure," said Dr. Joseph Reger, vice president strategic marketing at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "Placing caching appliances at every Web server and major router segment will allow more customers to use the Internet and visit Web sites, resulting in more eyeballs and more revenue opportunities."

Caching accelerates the performance of e-business Web servers, speeds information access and lowers network telecommunications costs. The Internet Research Group, publishers of the 1999 Internet Caching Report estimates that the European caching market should grow to over US$540 million by 2003.

"Today's announcement points to Novell as providing the caching engine of choice for the industry," said Elis Nemes, vice president, EMEA, Novell. "We applaud Fujitsu Siemens Computers for joining Novell in this fast growing Internet market and look forward to expanding our Net services partnership with them. As e-business continues to grow, companies who invest now in caching appliances as an Internet performance platform will be well-positioned to take advantage of future Net services such as multimedia streaming, content filtering and advertising injection."

Availability

The Fujitsu Siemens Computers caching appliance based on the Intel based Primergy server line will be available for in the first calendar quarter of 2000. A beta version of the Fujitsu Siemens Computers caching appliance is being demonstrated today at the Product& Trend Show of Fujitsu Siemens Computers. Please visit for more information.

Novell Internet Caching System

The Novell Internet Caching System technology dramatically improves the speed and efficiency of delivering Internet content to employees, business partners and customers. Delivering unmatched platform scalability, extensibility and price/performance, Novell Internet Caching System technology can be quickly and easily implemented in less than 10 minutes within any environment (Unix*, Cisco*, NetWare or NT). In fact, the Novell Internet Caching System OEM appliance is the only solution that delivers the ability and most importantly, affordability, to scale the entire network - from the branch office to the ISP.

Leading industry vendors, including Akamai, Alteon, Compaq, Dell, Edgix, Foundry, Intel, Log-On Data, Mirror Image, N2H2, Pionex, Quantex, SkyCache and others have endorsed the Novell Internet Caching System as the premier caching solution for ISPs, content publishers and enterprise customers. Please see www.novell.com/products/ics for detailed partner support.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL) is the broadest supplier of Net infrastructure software used to integrate and manage the diverse information resources of private business networks and the Internet. Novell's worldwide channel, consulting, developer, education and technical support program are the most extensive in the network computing industry.

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About Fujitsu Siemens Computers

Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the leading European IT company, was formed through a joint venture between Fujitsu Computers (Europe) Limited and Siemens Computer Systems, and commenced operations on 1st October 1999. The company is jointly owned by Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG, and has its headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With extensive European manufacturing facilities, customer-focused companies in 25 European countries, and more than 9,000 experienced employees, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is aiming to be the number one computer company in its home market, Europe, by the year 2001.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers provides the world's most complete portfolio of best-in-the-class IT products. From the smallest notebooks to the most powerful data center solutions, its world-leading technology creates solutions to business problems and enhances individual's lifestyle. Developed and manufactured in Europe for Europe, the product portfolio benefits from the technologies and worldwide souring networks of the parent companies.

In addition to an enviable customer base which includes most of the top 1,000 largest enterprises in the Europe, the company's assets include: relationships with more than 2,000 of the leading VARs, distributors and retailers with over 100,000 outlets serving millions of customers; a sales organization with more than 2,500 sales professionals; and the combined strengths of the parent companies - with a global network of service and integration partners as well as more than 80,000 specialists dedicated to the product portfolio. Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the new IT force in Europe. Home page: www.fujitsu-siemens.com

Novell and NetWare are registered trademarks and Novell Internet Caching System is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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