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Fujitsu Siemens Computers and Novell Join Forces to Provide PRIMECLUSTER High Availability for Novell's Nterprise Linux Services

MUNICH, Germany, and PROVO, Utah | December 16, 2003

Fujitsu Siemens Computers and Novell today announced that the cluster product suite PRIMECLUSTER™ from Fujitsu Siemens Computers and the Fujitsu Group of companies has been successfully tested and customized for the soon-to-be-released Novell® Nterprise™ Linux Services and is available for mission-critical business solutions.

PRIMECLUSTER has a proven track record with thousands of installations for application availability, increased uptime, load balancing and service scalability in mission-critical environments. PRIMECLUSTER from Fujitsu Siemens Computers provides enterprise high availability and scalability to users of Nterprise Linux Services, with initial solutions running on SUSE* LINUX Enterprise Server and Red Hat* Enterprise Linux distributions.

High-availability solutions can be quickly integrated and deployed in business-critical computing environments with Intel*-based servers running Linux, including PRIMERGY® servers from Fujitsu Siemens Computers and the Fujitsu Group of companies or Intel-based servers from other vendors. Novell recommends PRIMECLUSTER to customers needing an enterprise-ready, highly available and scalable solution for Nterprise Linux Services. Novell and Fujitsu Siemens Computers have partnered on several initiatives over the years, and this most recent effort includes joint training for sales forces and channel partners, including resellers and solutions integrators such as Fujitsu Services and Siemens Business Services.

Novell Nterprise Linux Services delivers file, print, messaging, directory and management services in an integrated package that runs and is supported on Linux. Nterprise Linux Services is a suite of enterprise-ready software that allows organizations to economically replace Windows* servers and extend traditional NetWare® services to the Linux platform, while keeping the security, reliability and functionality Novell products are known for. Novell is eliminating the barriers to the cost-effective adoption of Linux in the enterprise.

About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is Europe's leading IT company with a strategic focus on next-generation Mobility and Business Critical Computing products, services and solutions. With a portfolio of exceptional depth, its offering extends from handhelds through desktops to enterprise-class infrastructure solutions. The company has a strong presence in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Leveraging the strengths, innovative drive and global reach of its joint shareholders, Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG, Fujitsu Siemens Computers meets the needs of large corporations, small and medium enterprises and private users. For more information on Fujitsu Siemens Computers, please visit:


About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers Software for the Open Enterprise™. With more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell helps customers manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology environments by leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software. With over 20 years of experience, more than 5,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world, Novell helps customers gain control over their IT operating environment while reducing cost. More information about Novell can be found at

Novell and NetWare are registered trademarks; exteNd, Nsure and Nterprise are trademarks; and Ngage is a service mark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Fujitsu is a registered trademark of Fujitsu Limited. PRIMECLUSTER is a trademark or registered trademark of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. PRIMERGY is a registered trademark of Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG. *All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Novell, Inc.
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