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SILICON GRAPHICS ENTERS ALLIANCE WITH CABLETRON FOR DELIVERY OF NETWORK SERVICES

 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 30 ~PRNewswire~ -- Silicon Graphics Inc. (NYSE: SGI) today announced a strategic alliance with Cabletron Systems Inc. (NYSE: CS) that will give Silicon Graphics' customers access to complete network services. Through the alliance, Silicon Graphics will contract with Cabletron to offer customers network design installation, analysis, troubleshooting and management services for both homogeneous and heterogeneous computing and networking environments.
 Silicon Graphics will offer the new services, called the IRIS NetServices(SM) program, as part of its customer support offerings. The services being provided through Cabletron enhance the current suite of hardware and software support programs Silicon Graphics offers.
 "Through this alliance with Cabletron, Silicon Graphics can not only continue to give its customers the high-quality hardware and software support they have come to expect but also provide assistance throughout the entire networking process, from network design and installation to network troubleshooting and management," said Bert Fornaciari, vice president of Silicon Graphics' Customer Support Division. "Cabletron's multivendor expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction augment our own experience and dedication to customers, enabling us to provide a total computing solution."
 The new network services alliance extends a relationship between the two companies. In June 1991, Silicon Graphics and Cabletron announced a joint product development, marketing and distribution agreement.
 "This network services agreement allows Cabletron to provide Silicon Graphics' customers with a dependable, single source for network design and installation," said Greg Demund, Cabletron's director of business development. "Customers will also be provided with the industry's most advanced, high-bandwidth networking technologies for integrating Silicon Graphics' equipment into both homogeneous and heterogeneous computing environments."
 The new services include:
 -- network design
 -- network troubleshooting
 -- network analysis and redesign
 -- network installation
 -- network testing, certification and documentation
 -- complete network management.
 Silicon Graphics also announced expansion of its customer service offerings with its new IRIS QuickStart(SM) offers on-site assistance to customers implementing Silicon Graphics solutions. It provides a flexible set of system customization and administration services to help customers move quickly from system installation to productivity. Customers select from a set of modules, covering task areas such as system overview, disk management, system management, basic and advanced networking and others. Services are delivered by Silicon Graphics.
 IRIS NetServices and IRIS QuickStart are available immediately.
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 ~CONTACT: Beth McCleary of Silicon Graphics, 415-390-3181; or Darren Orzechowski of Cabletron, 603-332-9400 ext. 1282~
 (SGI CS)


CO: Silicon Graphics Inc.; Cabletron Systems Inc. ST: California IN: CPR SU: CON

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