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Novell Announces Support for Dell's New PowerApp.cache Appliance Servers

PowerApp.cache Appliance Servers Leverage Novell Internet Caching Services - Global Technology to Deliver Optimized Internet Speed and Performance to Customers

PROVO, Utah | April 5, 2000

Novell, Inc., a leading supplier of Net services software, today announced support for Dell's new line of PowerApp.cache appliance servers. Leveraging Novell's new release of ICS (Internet Caching System), the industry's leading Web cache technology, Dell's PowerApp.cache appliance servers are high- performance caching servers designed to meet the demanding needs of eBusiness applications and allow more efficient online business operations.

Novell's ICS technology, recently awarded top honors in an independent competitive Web caching benchmark for delivering superior speed and performance, enables Dell PowerApp.cache appliance servers to effectively handle the high-performance, Web- intensive needs of service providers, dot-coms, and click-and-mortar companies and institutions that are establishing or building out their Internet infrastructures.

"Dell's Internet infrastructure initiative announcement today is significant as it signals their continued commitment to provide high-performance products and services for the delivery of Internet content based on Novell ICS technology," said Dave Shirk, senior vice president, Novell. "Through our caching partnerships, Novell fulfills the market's insatiable appetite for improved Web site performance, and ultimately provides a better online experience for both enterprise and individual web users."

"More than ever, dot-coms, service providers and traditional businesses are leveraging the power of the Internet across all business functions. To ensure success, companies today are building or extending their Internet infrastructure to dramatically improve performance for Internet and Intranet Web servers," said Michael Lambert, senior vice president for Dell's Enterprise Systems Group. "The fine-tuned caching software of Novell's ICS, combined with the performance and reliability of Dell's PowerApp.cache appliance servers allow us to deliver servers that are easy-to-install and simple to maintain."

A key component in Novell's new one Net strategy, ICS technology allows Dell to deliver turnkey caching appliances that accelerate nearly every aspect of Web performance across all types of networks and all leading operating systems, including eBusiness transactions. Dell's global presence has allowed them to be one of the first major systems manufacturers to help drive the ICS-based caching appliances to a leading position in the market.

ICS-based Appliances Deliver Superior Web Performance

Novell ICS-based appliances deliver blazing fast Web performance and continue to provide the best price/performance of comparable solutions on the market today. Dell's ICS-based appliances are finding success in accelerating global eBusiness, service providers and dot-com companies. In fact, one of the top five online financial services company is using Dell's ICS-based caching appliance to attract and retain customers by providing the best possible end user experience on their Web site. Another, a global telecommunications company, receives significant scalability and performance benefits in their hosted services.

Showbizdata, ( the premiere database for entertainment information on the Web, recently used Novell ICS-based Dell caching appliances to provide their readers worldwide the fastest access to Web coverage of the Sundance film festival. "Showbizdata prides itself in being the premiere source for entertainment information on the Web by providing our users fast access to the largest body of entertainment data available," said Neil Roberts, senior vice president of business development and marketing for Showbizdata. "Novell's caching technology running on Dell servers enables us to provide fast access to our Web coverage of Sundance and other independent and international Film Festivals and markets. Our users now get their data, entertainment news and other information on the Web much faster than before."

About Novell Internet Caching Services

The Novell ICS is a high-performance foundation that enables customers to take advantage of new value-added services like multimedia, filtering and personalization services. ICS dramatically improves the speed and efficiency of delivering Internet content to employees, business partners and customers within business networks as well as across the Internet. Delivering unmatched throughput, scalability, and price/performance, ICS can be installed within 10 minutes to support any Web environment whether Cisco*, Linux*, NetWare, Windows NT*, Solaris* or other versions of UNIX*. Novell ICS appliances scale from branch office requirements to those of the largest ISPs. Please visit [link removed] for more information.

For more information on Dell's new line of PowerApp appliance servers, including PowerApp.cache and PowerApp.web, visit

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), is a leading provider of Net services software that delivers services to secure and power all types of networks the Internet, intranets, and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public across leading operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the foundation for one Net a single global network that supports new applications and forms of business. Net Services software gives IT organizations a way to adapt and accelerate their transformation to e-business, simplify the management and control of all networks, create a secure foundation for doing business on the Net, and help deliver a consistent and high-quality experience to end users in all locations. Worldwide channel, consulting, education and technical support programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell Net services software with third-party products and services to form complete Net solutions.

For information on Novell's complete range of products and services, contact Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272), or visit Novell's Web site at Press may access Novell announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at In addition, detailed comparisons between Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on the Web at [link removed].

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

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Novell, Inc.
Telephone: 408-967-6371

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