Newsgroups: comp.sys.novell
From: Michael_Dona...@Novell.COM (Donahue, Michael)
Subject: PR-Unified UNIX Operating Syste
Message-ID: <C56E433301E70370@MHS.Novell.COM>
Sender: Michael_Dona...@Novell.COM
Organization: Novell, Inc.
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1993 17:48:03 GMT
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Novell Moves to Mainstream Unified UNIX Operating System Standardizing 
Source Code on UnixWare

NetWare and UnixWare Matched as System Components for Rightsizing 
September 21, 1993, NEW YORK  -- Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) today 
detailed moves 
it is taking to bring PC market economies to the UNIX system marketplace 
in response to rapidly changing customer needs for rightsized business 
computing systems.  Novell intends to expand the established UNIX systems 
market by enabling computer users in large organizations to rely on a 
unified UNIX standard for integrating advanced applications and services 
with the desktop systems they already use.

Novell is accelerating integration between the UNIX system and its 
NetWare network computing software.  This is being done with UnixWare, 
own UNIX system product, but it is also being incorporated in the UNIX 
system source code available under license from Novell to other computer 
industry vendors.  Current releases of UnixWare already provide for 
common file system and communications services that extend from the 
NetWare environment.  

Follow-on product releases in 1994, will provide common network 
management, common system directories, and other features to enable 
NetWare and Unix system offerings to be seamlessly integrated matched 
system software components.

In a significant change from past UNIX system source code licensing 
practices, beginning in the fourth quarter of 1993, UNIX source code from 
Novell will be provided as a complete ready-to-ship product identical to 
Novell's UnixWare.  Original equipment manufacturer partners will not be 
required, as they were before, to make redundant R&D investments and 
spend valuable engineering resources to create finished UNIX system 

Customers are driving the industry toward a fully unified UNIX system as 
a single open standard, based on one specification.  Novell is acting as 
a catalyst to help bring this about, and momentum is building to reach 
this objective with the early September agreement between the X/Open 
standards group, the UNIX system community and  Novell on a comprehensive 

specification to enable applications to be portable between UNIX-based 
operating systems.  UnixWare, and source code from Novell for UNIX 
systems, will be 100 percent compatible with the X/Open standards. 

"Novell bought the UNIX system to lead the industry in unifying it, while 
increasing its openness and strengthening its value to customers through 
volume distribution," said Raymond J. Noorda president, chairman and 
chief executive officer of Novell.  "Our business objective is to extend 
value of the UNIX system to the tens of millions of industry standard 
computers shipped with Intel processors."

Extending the success of the UNIX system through high-volume distribution 
will broaden its market foundation.  Customers will benefit from 
increasing multi-vendor computer choices and corresponding growth in the 
of commercial applications that take advantage of the capabilities of the 
advanced 32-bit UNIX operating system. 

Novell's strategy is to provide core system software components to 
support rightsizing.  Rightsizing is redefining the IT industry as 
optimize the cost and performance of their IT systems through 
multi-vendor solutions.  Increasingly, customers are relying on UNIX 
system solutions in moving applications from larger systems to 
distributed network computing environments -  downsizing.  The UNIX 
system is already the primary 
platform for applications that run on mid-range and larger systems.  In 
addition, they are upsizing their desktop systems by relying on NetWare 
for delivering system services such as security and network management 
traditionally maintained by larger systems.

"With UnixWare alongside NetWare, Novell is at the convergence of change 
that is shaping the way customers re-deploy their IT systems as 
rightsized systems," said Kanwal S. Rekhi, executive vice president 
Technology and general manager UNIX Systems Group.  "Customers moving 
from customized large systems to industry standard hardware are rapidly 
transforming the IT industry into a component business.  Novell is 
delivering UnixWare, NetWare and families of associated products as 
matched systems components to deliver computer users the rightsizing 
platform of choice."

Since expanding its UNIX system effort with AT&T in 1991, Novell's 
UnixWare and NetWare product development directions have had a common 
objective of responding to the customer requirement for a single network 
computing environment that supports multi-vendor IT solutions. 

NetWare and UnixWare are both open standards available to vendors at 
every level of the computing industry as source code, and on a product 
license basis.  Through partnerships with other systems vendors, Novell 
intends to ensure the success of UnixWare on servers.  In addition to 
Novell providing UnixWare for computers using the Intel architecture, the 
company will work with industry partners to make UnixWare available on 
market leading RISC-based
processors.  Novell has already taken this step with its NetWare system 
software which will be available to run on the Hewlett Packard PA-RISC, 
Sun Microsystems SPARC, and Digital Equipment Alpha processors in 1994.

According to an InfoCorp study released in June 1993, more than 55 
million information system users worldwide already rely on UNIX-based 
operating systems.  UNIX systems are the primary delivery platform for 
applications from mid-range and larger systems.  NetWare provides the 
primary system software for computer networks with more than 35 million 
users connected to NetWare network computing environments.

In June 1993, Novell acquired UNIX Systems Laboratories from AT&T, and 
with it, ownership of UNIX system technology and the rights to the 
trademark UNIX.  Novell, Inc. is an information system software company, 
developer of network services, specialized and general purpose operating 
system products, and application programming tools.  Novell's NetWare, 
UnixWare and AppWare families of products provide matched system 
components for rightsized information systems within multi-vendor network 
computing environments.

Newsgroups: comp.sys.novell
From: Michael_Dona...@Novell.COM (Donahue, Michael)
Subject: PR-Compaq and Novell Join Force
Message-ID: <C46E433301E70370@MHS.Novell.COM>
Sender: Michael_Dona...@Novell.COM
Organization: Novell, Inc.
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1993 17:47:35 GMT
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Compaq and Novell Join Forces to Advance, Simplify Enterprise Networking

"Enterprise Computing Partnership" to Redefine Customer Ease-of-Ownership 

and Network Integration

HOUSTON, Sept. 21, 1993 -- In an innovative move to redefine 
"ease-of-ownership,"  Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) and Novell, 
Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) have signed a formal agreement to make it easier for 
customers to migrate business-critical applications to PC servers, 
simplify the operation and maintenance of networks, and speed the 
development and availability of NetWare for Compaq multiprocessing (MP) 

The agreement, called the Enterprise Computing Partnership, defines a 
broad set of coordinated activities including the implementation of joint 

marketing and sales programs, the design of integrated hardware and 
software platforms, the development of industry-wide network testing 
standards and procedures, and extensive support and service programs.

"This partnership represents a shared vision and commitment between 
Compaq and Novell to make enterprise networking easier for our 
customers," said Raymond J. Noorda, President and Chief Executive Officer 
of Novell.  
"Through Novell's existing partnership with Compaq, we've addressed some 
of our customers' needs for better network management and easier, more 
reliable server installation.

Our new partnership lets us expand those efforts, allowing us to provide 
the direction, the products, and the support that our enterprise 
customers require." 

"We know that networking applications are mission critical for our 
customers -- 70 percent of our customers have told us so.  At the same 
time, our customers tell us that  the costs associated with the operation 
and management of those server environments are substantial -- as high as 
85 percent, " said Eckhard Pfeiffer,  President and Chief Executive 
Officer, Compaq Computer Corporation.  "This agreement addresses our 
customers' critical ease-of-ownership issues by going beyond the 
framework of traditional inter-company relationships."

"Compaq and Novell are deeply committed to solving these problems and are 
allocating significant people and dollar resources in order to cross 
train our sales forces.  Knowledgeable sales teams will be able to 
jointly recommend dependable and proven enterprise-wide solutions based 
on Compaq/Novell platforms, " added Pfeiffer.

Compaq servers command a 28 percent marketshare in the dealer channel 
year-to-date, through the first seven months of 1993, according to 
Storeboard.  In addition,  61 percent of  network nodes worldwide run 
under Novell NetWare, according to IDC.

"This partnership not only legitimizes this platform, but will also serve 

to strengthen our shared leadership in this market," added Pfeiffer.

Key Cooperative Areas

As a result of the Enterprise Computing Partnership, the following key 
areas will be addressed: Simplified Selection, Installation and Operation 
of PC Networks

  _  Both partners will work together to simplify and expedite the 
selection of networks for their mutual customers by sharing technical 
support information, coordinating pre-sales activities, conducting joint 
seminars, and making joint presentations and recommendations.  The 
companies will 
work together to develop, integrate and test Compaq/Novell platforms 
on industry standards.  This will enable customers to implement 
enterprise-wide solutions and satisfy their requirements more quickly and 

  _  Work is in progress, and will continue, to simplify and increase the 
reliability of network management through enhancements to Compaq Insight 

  _  In addition, the companies are working on more reliable and 
optimized ways to install NetWare. Using Compaq SmartStart -- an 
intelligent CD-ROM based installation process -- will make server 
installation easier and 
lower overall operational costs in network environments.

New Product Development and Optimization

  _  The partners will develop a fully integrated NetWare operating 
to run on multiprocessing (MP) Compaq systems that provides levels of 
performance not previously supported by NetWare- only environments, 
enabling customers to migrate more advanced business critical 
applications. This product is scheduled for demonstration by the end of 
the year and is expected to be available second half of 1994.

  _  Compaq and Novell will co-develop integrated hardware and software 
solutions to address emerging customer needs in downsizing and 
departmental and branch office computing, and applications.  These 
application platforms will consist of optimized and integrated Compaq 
servers, NetWare, and database and groupware applications for customers 
to develop or run advanced software in departmental or workgroup 

  _  Together Compaq and Novell will offer other fully optimized and 
integrated software, such as UnixWare, which addresses a broader range of 
enterprise-wide computing requirements and supports robust UNIX-based 
applications in NetWare environments.

Expanded Resources

  _  Compaq and Novell will expand dedicated resources to manage and 
implement all activities of the Partnership, including pre-certification 
of integrated platforms and field sales cross- training.  Joint sales 
training is planned for the 4th quarter of this year.

Company Backgrounds

Compaq Computer Corporation is a world leader in the manufacture of 
servers, desktop, portable, and notebook personal computers, and network 
laser printers.  Founded in 1982, the Company reported 1992 worldwide 
revenues of $4.1 billion. COMPAQ products are sold and supported in more 
than 100 countries through a network of more than 14,500 Compaq marketing 
partners. Compaq also sells directly to customers through COMPAQ 
DirectPlus at 1-800-888-5858.

Compaq offers a broad range of service and support programs, including 
free technical support through the Customer Support Center, product 
warranties, and product information on CD-ROM.  Taking a leadership role 
in protecting the environment, Compaq has eliminated CFCs from its 
worldwide manufacturing operations and undertakes ongoing environmental 
programs, including energy efficiency, recycling, design for environment, 
waste reduction and environmental auditing.

Novell, Inc. is the computer networking company, developer of network 
services, and specialized and general purpose operating system products 
including NetWare, UnixWare and Novell DOS.  Novell's NetWare network 
computing products manage and control the sharing of services, data and 
applications among computer workgroups, departmental networks and across 
enterprise-wide information systems.


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PageMarq, ProLinea, ProSignia, ProLiant, QVision, Compaq Insight Manager, 
trademarks of Compaq Computer Corporation.  Direct Plus is a service mark 
of Compaq Computer Corporation.  Product names mentioned herein may be 
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. 
Pentium ™ is a trademark of Intel Corporation.  Novell and NetWare are 
registered trademarks of Novell, Inc.

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