From: Barbara LoFranco <barba...@sco.COM>
Subject: New Clustering Technology
Date: 1995/11/07
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                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                           November 7, 1995              

        New Clustering Technology for UnixWare 2 Makes Debut 
                   at Pentium Pro Processor Event
 Enhances Reliability and Availability of Distributed Applications
        NEW YORK, New York -- November 7, 1995 -- Novell today
demonstrated new clustering technology for UnixWare 2 that will support
parallel database applications on the Intel platform and improve the
reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) of database and other
applications distributed across the Smart Global Network.  Novell and its
partner, The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (SCO), envision the  clustering
technology as an add-on product to SCO's UnixWare release planned
for mid-1996.  The technology was demonstrated here today on a
Pentium Pro processor-based Compaq ProLiant server running
UnixWare 2 with Oracle7 Parallel Server.
        By distributing applications across tightly integrated groups or
clusters of servers, customers can ensure system responsiveness in
the event of hardware or software failure. UnixWare's clustering
capabilities, further enhanced by the clustering-enabled technology of
the Intel Pentium Pro processor,  will enable multiple independent
computers or intelligent devices to simultaneously share access to
common disk storage and other networked devices.
        "The UnixWare clustering technology demonstrated here today
will help customers distribute line-of-business applications across the
network in a reliable and cost-effective way," said Mike De Fazio, senior
vice president of development for Novell's operating system division. 
"Because UnixWare will continue to support NetWare Directory Services
(NDS) and other NetWare services, customers will be able to seamlessly
integrate their clustered servers into enterprise and global 
        Effective on or about December 1, SCO will market and sell
UnixWare 2.  Following a mid-1996 UnixWare release, SCO in 1997 will
ship a merged product  that combines the best features of UnixWare
with its SCO OpenServer Release 5 operating system.   This merged
product will incorporate NetWare Directory Services (NDS) and other
distributed NetWare services to support integration with workgroup,
enterprise, inter-enterprise, and business-to-consumer networks.  On 
September 20, Novell announced plans to sell its UNIX business to SCO
and acquire a significant minority position in SCO.
        The new UnixWare clustering technology will make a range of
RAS capabilities available in a shrink wrapped package. Features include
an easy-to-use cluster management system; configuration and
management of clusters from one to four nodes; automatic resources
fail-over support, from applications to whole systems;  tools to create
custom detectors and fail-over scripts for NFS; database and generic
applications; uninterrupted network user access during node failure; and
support for parallel database applications such as Oracle 7 parallel
       "The availability and support for both UnixWare and SCO
OpenServer system on the Pentium Pro processor is another major
milestone in SCO's commitment to bring enterprise-level computing to
businesses of all sizes,"  noted Scott McGregor, senior vice president,
products, SCO. "With the addition of advanced technology, such as
UnixWare's clustering capability for the Oracle7 Parallel Server, our
customers can develop a new generation of advanced business-critical
applications.  Organizations of all kinds can now afford to develop and
deploy business-critical servers that offer mainframe and mini-computer
        "The Pentium Pro processor extends the Intel Architecture to
address the demanding requirements of the enterprise server market for
reliability, availability and scalability," said Dave House, vice president
and general manager of Intel's Enterprise Server Group.  "Our
technology cooperation with Oracle, Compaq, SCO and Novell provides
UnixWare clustering technology that delivers performance once
limited to proprietary systems on industry-standard Intel Pentium
Pro processor-based servers."
        "Advanced clustering capabilities further confirm the strengths of
UnixWare as an application server platform for business critical
computing," says Richard French, vice president of the Intel Unix
Products Division for Oracle  "As the only database vendor providing
scalable technology for clusters, we are pleased to showcase Oracle7
Parallel Server running on UnixWare 2".  
         For more information about UnixWare 2, call 801-429-5588, 
or visit Novell's World Wide Web site at
        Novell (NASDAQ: NOVL) is the world's leading network software
provider.  Novell software provides the infrastructure for a networked
world, enabling our customers to connect with other people and the
information they need, anytime and anyplace.  Novell partners with other
technology and market leaders to help customers make networks a part
of their everyday lives.
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