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PlateSpin Wins 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Leadership Award

PlateSpin ranked number two on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the second year in a row

Toronto, Canada | October 2, 2008

PlateSpin ULC, a Novell® company, today announced it has been awarded a 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Leadership Award. The Leadership Award recognizes companies who demonstrate technological leadership in four industry sub-categories: emerging technologies, hardware/semiconductor, software and telecommunications. In addition to receiving the Leadership Award for the software category, PlateSpin was also ranked number two on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the second year in a row. Companies ranked among the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 are eligible for the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500, the esteemed annual ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media and telecommunications companies in the United States and Canada.

"The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Leadership Award celebrates the elite companies in the Canadian technology sector," said John Ruffolo, National Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. "We salute the outstanding accomplishments of PlateSpin, whose ability to create a distinct competitive advantage in a high-growth market makes it poised to join the ranks of other Canadian companies that have grown into global leaders."

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Leadership Award is one of four separate awards categories that make up the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards Program. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing Canadian technology companies, based on the percentage of revenue growth over five years. To qualify, companies must have been in business at least five years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, and conduct research and development activities in Canada.

"We are pleased to be recognized for the second time among the prestigious list of companies on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50," said Stephen Pollack, vice president of strategy at Novell and founder of PlateSpin. "Receiving the Leadership Award only elevates this recognition for the PlateSpin team and invigorates our focus on developing the best next generation workload management solutions to meet our customers' needs."

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate), Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership in four industry subcategories: hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications and emerging technologies) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15 Awards (Canada’s leading GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the earth's resources in industrial production and consumption). Program sponsors include Deloitte, Gowlings, GrowthWorks, RBC Capital Markets, Wellington Financial, Stonewood Group, CATAAlliance and IGLOO. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.

About PlateSpin

PlateSpin, a Novell company, provides a unified suite of solutions to help enterprises adopt, manage and extend their use of server virtualization in the data center. PlateSpin’s Workload Portability™ technology liberates workloads from hardware platforms, allowing data, applications and operating systems to be migrated over the network between any physical or virtual host. The ability to migrate, protect, provision and optimize server workloads across physical and virtual environments helps enterprises reduce cost, complexity and risk. With integrated workload profiling and planning, PlateSpin® solutions improve the speed and quality of data center initiatives and ease the burden of managing mixed IT environments. For more information, visit www.platespin.com.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit www.novell.com.

Novell and PlateSpin are registered trademarks and Workload Portability 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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Novell, Inc.
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