From: "Michele Arnold" <Michele_Arnold@mcgrathpowerpr.com> To: <email@example.com> Subject: Pacific HiTech & Computer Associates Partnership Announcement Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 10:46:03 -0700 CA AND PACIFIC HITECH TEAM UP TO DELIVER HIGH-POWER CORPORATE LINUX SOLUTION FOR ASIAN AND WORLD MARKETS Companies to Distribute Unicenter TNG Framework Bundled With Pacific HiTech TurboLinux Clustering/Failover Capabilities to Boost Value Of Linux Throughout Business-Critical Environments ISLANDIA, N.Y., and TOKYO, JAPAN, May 18, 1999--Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) and Pacific HiTech today announced a partnership to broaden the acceptance of Linux and Linux-based applications by corporate users across the Pacific Rim and worldwide. Under terms of the agreement, CA and Pacific HiTech will create a unique, high-value operating system solution that incorporates both Pacific HiTech's TurboLinux and CA's industry-leading Unicenter TNG management technology. CA will develop versions of Unicenter TNG and Unicenter TNG Framework to support TurboLinux, while Pacific HiTech will promote the use of Unicenter TNG as the premier management solution for its Linux customer base. The companies have also agreed to collaborate closely on engineering multiprocessor clustering and failover support for their respective solutions. "In the world of electronic commerce, high availability provisioning has become more critical than ever," said Rei Jane Huai, CA senior vice president and general manager, Asia. "Together, CA and Pacific HiTech will help bring this level of reliability to customers through a solution that will be extremely suitable for revenue-critical applications and services." CA and Pacific HiTech will also work together to create a testing and certification program for independent hardware/software vendors and other third parties to help ensure the enterprise-readiness of Linux-based products. This certification will allow customers to acquire value-added software and/or hardware solutions with full confidence in their operating system integration, manageability and stability. "CA's impeccable reputation as a vendor of mission-critical computing solutions such as Unicenter TNG--combined with Pacific HiTech's peerless Linux expertise--puts us in a unique position to provide the essential elements for providing a viable solution for commercial use," said Cliff Miller, president and chief executive officer of Pacific HiTech. The companies' integrated solution will provide customers with seamless, "out-of the-box" integration for streamlined setup and installation. The Unicenter TNG Framework will provide all monitoring and discovery capabilities necessary to integrate TurboLinux servers and desktops into the overall enterprise management environment. TurboLinux will also provide a high-performance, low-cost platform for running CA's Unicenter TNG enterprise management solution. The companies will jointly promote the exceptional value, performance and reliability of Linux to both corporate users and third-party developers. CA will include a free copy of TurboLinux to companies receiving the Unicenter TNG Framework in targeted markets, and Pacific HiTech will distribute a free version of Unicenter TNG Framework--along with the requisite management APIs--with TurboLinux. Other marketing activities will include joint advertising, seminars, online content and other sales programs. CA and Pacific HiTech have also committed to ongoing technology exchange and joint support programs as required to meet the needs of its mutual clientele. CA and Pacific HiTech each have an extremely strong presence throughout Asia, making this partnership instrumental in further supporting the current rapid proliferation of Linux in Japan, China and other strategic locations. According to International Data Corp. (IDC), there are more than 10 million Linux users worldwide. In 1998, the number of Linux users grew by 212 percent and 17.2 percent of all server hardware licenses sold last year were Linux, according to IDC. "Because distributed computing in Asia is still in a growth phase, the Linux opportunity there is even greater in some ways than it is in other areas of the world," said Makoto Nozaki, Software Group Research Manager of IDC Japan, Ltd. "CA and Pacific HiTech have the resources and relationships to capitalize on this growing opportunity." About Unicenter TNG Framework The Unicenter TNG Framework is the only framework to provide "out-of-the-box" support for a broad range of hardware platforms and sophisticated framework technologies, such as object repository, auto discovery and 2D and 3D GUI. The Unicenter TNG Framework supports the full portfolio of desktop management standards, including DMTF/DMI 2.0 and IETF/SNMP. The software is the underlying foundation for Unicenter TNG, the only fully integrated management solution covering network discovery, topology, performance, events and status, security, software distribution, storage, workload, help desk, change management and other functions for the heterogeneous enterprise. About Pacific HiTech and TurboLinux Pacific HiTech, founded in 1992 and privately held, is the world's fastest-growing Linux company. In 1998, Pacific HiTech shipped more than 1 million units of Linux. The company produces a suite of high-performance consumer and corporate Linux products called TurboLinux for Intel workstation and server platforms that are available in English, Japanese and Chinese. Pacific HiTech has strategic relationships with leading hardware and software vendors in Asia and North America, and its TurboLinux product suite is supported globally by IBM and Hewlett-Packard. Headquartered in San Francisco, Pacific HiTech has offices in Tokyo, Beijing and Sydney. It can be found on the Internet at www.turbolinux.com or, in Japanese, at www.pht.co.jp. About Computer Associates Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), the world leader in mission-critical business computing, provides software, support and integration services in more than 100 countries around the world. CA has more than 14,000 employees and had revenue of $5.3 billion in fiscal year 1999. For more information about CA, please call 516-342-5224 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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