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COMPAQ BOOSTS LEAD IN PC SERVERS WITH NEW SYSTEMPRO, BREAKTHROUGH SERVER MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

 COMPAQ BOOSTS LEAD IN PC SERVERS WITH NEW SYSTEMPRO,
 BREAKTHROUGH SERVER MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Company Announces Plans to Resell NetWare, Reduces SYSTEMPRO Prices
 Editor's Summary
 Compaq Computer Corporation today announced:
 -- Powerful, new drive-arrayed COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO
 -- New server management offering
 -- Novell NetWare resale agreement
 -- Significant COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO price reductions
 HOUSTON, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Compaq Computer Corp. (NYSE: CPQ) today extended its leadership position in the PC server marketplace with a series of major hardware and software announcements, including a breakthrough plan in the area of server management and a powerful new version of its popular COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO. In other systems-related announcements, Compaq said it will resell Novell's NetWare, together with complementary COMPAQ network management products and solutions, and announced that it has reduced the prices of its existing COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO products by up to 20 percent.
 "Compaq pioneered the PC server marketplace in 1989, and today we are again breaking new ground, not only in PC server hardware, but in the increasingly important area of server and network management," said Gary Stimac, Compaq senior vice president and general manager of the Systems Division. "The PC server hardware and software announcements Compaq made today reaffirm that Compaq is the clear leader in the PC server market." ENHANCED SYSTEMPRO
 The company's enhanced COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO features state-of-the-art technology that delivers up to 70 percent better server performance (see note A) and increased manageability, at prices up to $5,000 less than current SYSTEMPRO models. The enhanced SYSTEMPRO's next-generation Intelligent Drive Array Controller-2 (IDA-2) eliminates data storage bottlenecks by using a faster processor and other innovative features, resulting in better performance for write-intensive environments, such as database or fault tolerant configurations, or any environment where performance is critical.
 Compaq also announced it has reduced the prices of current models of the COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO -- by as much as 20 percent -- and the COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO/LT by as much as 21 percent. The new entry-level price for the COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO -- with an Intel 33 MHz 386 microprocessor and 240 MB of memory -- is $10,999 SLP. Prices for the COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO/LT -- incorporating Compaq's "Intelligent Modularity" design philosophy -- now start at $4,999 SLP.
 The COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO is the most popular system in its class. In a recent International Data Corporation (IDC) survey of Intel-based multiprocessing products, more than 70 percent of advanced server customers said they chose the COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO with its high performance, scalability and expandability. In 1991, Compaq introduced the COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO/LT family of PC-based servers designed for midsized workgroups. COMPAQ INSIGHT SERVER MANAGEMENT
 Compaq's unique new server technology strategy, COMPAQ INSIGHT Server Management, combines innovative features designed into COMPAQ servers with easy-to-use hardware and software management products to dramatically improve customers' ability to manage COMPAQ servers. INSIGHT is designed to enable network managers to better monitor, analyze and control all aspects of server operations.
 A first for the PC marketplace, INSIGHT addresses the emerging need for a comprehensive solution for the management and maintenance of PC servers.
 A key element of Compaq's server management strategy is the new COMPAQ INSIGHT Manager, a software-based management application that delivers greater on-the-network control of COMPAQ servers running NetWare. COMPAQ Server Manager/R -- introduced last year as COMPAQ System Manager -- provides the most advanced remote monitoring and control capability available for PC servers. These tools complement a core set of performance, security, configuration and fault management capabilities designed into COMPAQ servers.
 In addition to the server management tools and services, the INSIGHT strategy includes integration with leading network operating systems and compliance with network standards, ensuring that Compaq's server management works with a range of preferred network management environments. Compaq will work with Novell, SCO, Microsoft and Banyan, the four key network operating system vendors, to integrate INSIGHT server hardware management with network operating system software management. COMPAQ TO RESELL NETWARE
 In addition to reselling industry-standard NetWare v3.11 -- the latest version of Novell's network operating system -- Compaq is offering complementary Compaq server management products and integration tools that, together with COMPAQ hardware, help customers take control of their network resources and reduce the cost of network administration.
 The new NetWare v3.11 product from Compaq includes the following components: industry-standard NetWare, COMPAQ INSIGHT Manager, Performance Management TechNote, and NetWare Programs from Compaq. In addition, Compaq is participating with Novell in the limited-time NetWare Premium v3.11 promotion. Complementing NetWare v3.11, Compaq is offering a suite of server management tools and NetWare Service Manager (NSM).
 NetWare v3.11 Support Programs and NetWare v3.11 Premium from Compaq -- with all of their value-added features -- will be available at suggested list prices comparable to other standard NetWare or NetWare Premium offerings (see enclosed pricing detail). COMPAQ INSIGHT Manager ($695 SLP), NetWare Services Manager from Compaq ($4,995 SLP), and NetWare v3.11 from Compaq with its value-added features, will be available in July and will be offered through Authorized COMPAQ Resellers of Novell networking products to ensure that customers receive the highest level of support and expertise. COMPANY BACKGROUND
 Compaq Computer Corporation is a world leader in the manufacture of PC servers, and desktop, portable, laptop and notebook personal computers. Founded in 1982, the Company reported 1991 worldwide revenues of $3.3 billion. COMPAQ products are sold and/or supported in more than 69 countries through a network of more than 5,000 Compaq Marketing Partners, including authorized dealers (superstores, chains and franchises), specialized dealers, value added resellers (VARs), distributors, network integrators, systems integrators and authorized third party maintainers.
 Compaq also offers customers a broad range of service and support programs including free direct telephone support through the Customer Support Center (800/345-1518), worldwide product warranties and technical product information on CD-ROM.
 COMPAQ, DESKPRO, SYSTEMPRO, Fastart, CompaqCare are registered trademarks of Compaq Computer Corporation. (Registered United States Patent and Trademark Office.)
 Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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 Note A: Based on PC Week File Server Shootout Benchmark under dataguarding 32 nodes
 SYSTEMPRO PRODUCT LINE FACT SHEET
 Suggested List Prices
 OLD NEW
 MODEL PROCESSOR RAM HD SLOTS PRICE PRICE
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO
 486/33-1e 486/33 8 MB 0 11 $11,799 N/A
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO
 486/33-680e 486/33 8 MB 2/340 MB 11 $16,499 N/A
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO
 486/33-1020e 486/33 8 MB 2/510 MB 11 $17,999 N/A
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO
 486/33-2040e 486/33 16 MB 4/510 MB 11 $22,999 N/A
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO
 486/33-240 486/33 8 MB 2/120 MB 11 $13,999 $13,999
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO
 486/33-420 486/33 8 MB 2/210 MB 11 $14,999 $15,999
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO
 486/33-840 486/33 8 MB 4/210 MB 11 $17,299 $19,999
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO
 486/33-2040 486/33 8 MB 4/510 MB 11 $22,299 $27,999
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO
 386/33-240 386/33 8 MB 2/120 MB 11 $10,999 $10,999
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO
 386/33-420 386/33 8 MB 2/210 MB 11 $12,999 $12,999
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO
 386/33-840 386/33 8 MB 4/210 MB 11 $16,999 $16,999
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO/LT
 386/33-210 386/33 4 MB 1/210 MB 10 $4,999 $4,999
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO/LT
 386/33-510 386/33 4 MB 1/510 MB 10 $6,799 $6,799
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO/LT
 386/33-680 386/33 4 MB 2/340 MB 10 $8,399 $8,399
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO/LT
 486SX/25-210 486SX/25 4 MB 1/210 MB 10 $5,599 $6,299
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO/LT
 486SX/25-510 486SX/25 4 MB 1/510 MB 10 $6,799 $7,899
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO/LT
 486SX/25-680 486SX/25 4 MB 2/340 MB 10 $8,299 $9,499
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO/LT
 486/33-210 486/33 8 MB 1/210 MB 10 $6,299 $7,699
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO/LT
 486/33-510 486/33 8 MB 1/510 MB 10 $7,499 $9,299
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO/LT
 486/33-1020 486/33 8 MB 2/510 MB 10 $10,499 $12,399
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO/LT
 486DX2/50-210 486DX2/50 8 MB 1/210 MB 10 $6,499 $8,199
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO/LT
 486DX2/50-510 486DX2/50 8 MB 1/510 MB 10 $7,699 $9,799
 COMPAQ
 SYSTEMPRO/LT
 486DX2/50-1020 486DX2/50 8 MB 2/510 MB 10 $10,699 $12,899
 NETWARE NETWORKING PRODUCTS FROM COMPAQ
 PRICING


All prices are Suggested List and will vary by reseller. NetWare v3.11 From Compaq
 (Includes industry-standard NetWare v3.11, COMPAQ INSIGHT Manager, Performance Management Technote, and NetWare Programs from COMPAQ support diskette)
 250 User $12,495
 100 User $ 6,995
 50 User $ 4,995
 20 User $ 3,495
 10 User $ 2,495
 5 User $ 1,095


NetWare v3.11 Premium From COMPAQ (Limited Time Promotion) (Includes industry-standard NetWare v3.11 Premium, COMPAQ INSIGHT Manager, Performance Management Technote, and NetWare Programs from COMPAQ support diskette)
 250 User $14,995
 100 User $ 8,495
 50 User $ 5,995
 20 User $ 4,195
 10 User $ 2,995
 5 User $ 1,295
 COMPAQ
 INSIGHT Manager, including a
 1 Pack of COMPAQ Management Agents
 $695
 Additional COMPAQ Management Agents
 $195 per server
 NetWare Services Manager from Compaq (Windows version), including a 1-Pack of NetWare Management Agents
 $4,995
 Additional NetWare Management Agents from Compaq
 $495 per server
 Performance Management Technote
 $45 plus shipping and handling
 -0- 6/8/92
 /CONTACT: John Sweney of Compaq Computer Corporation, 713-374-0484; or Tony Sapienza of Miller Communications, 617-536-0470 for Compaq; or Tom Pearson (broadcast media) of Pearson Communications, 215-644-4420, for Compaq/
 (CPQ) CO: Compaq Computer Corporation ST: Texas IN: CPR SU: PDT


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