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COMPAQ REVOLUTIONIZES PC SERVER MANAGEMENT INTRODUCES COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR COMPAQ SERVERS

 COMPAQ REVOLUTIONIZES PC SERVER MANAGEMENT
 INTRODUCES COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR COMPAQ SERVERS
 HOUSTON, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Compaq Computer Corp. (NYSE: CPQ) today advanced its leadership in the PC server industry by introducing COMPAQ INSIGHT Server Management. INSIGHT is a broad technology framework which dramatically improves customers' ability to manage COMPAQ servers. INSIGHT combines features designed into COMPAQ servers with easy-to-use hardware and software management products that give network administrators the ability to monitor, analyze, and control all aspects of server operation.
 PC servers increasingly are used for critical applications and tasks -- any server downtime can have a negative impact on business. Network administrators need more manageable servers and effective management tools to maximize server uptime. INSIGHT addresses this critical need, resulting in greatly increased dependability of servers and networks, and maximized productivity of network support personnel.
 "Our customers have told us that managing their advanced servers is the essential, new requirement for the '90s," said Gary Stimac, Compaq Senior Vice President and General Manager, Systems Division. "With INSIGHT, Compaq is announcing a bold strategy that will meet this requirement by dramatically improving the manageability of COMPAQ servers. We are unique in that we are the only PC server manufacturer to deliver a comprehensive set of management capabilities for our servers." INSIGHT TECHNOLOGY FRAMEWORK
 Key elements of the INSIGHT strategy include:
 Robust server hardware management technologies. Compaq designs into its servers a core set of fault, performance, security, and configuration management features. Of particular note is INSIGHT's focus on preventive fault management, the ability to predict impending component failures, enabling proactive maintenance to be performed. For example, COMPAQ server management tools monitor COMPAQ hard drives, and can actually predict and alert a network administrator of impending drive failure, allowing the drive to be replaced before it fails. If the drive is under warranty, Compaq will replace it free of charge -- before it fails. According to Stimac, "This ability to perform preventive fault management is a major step forward in empowering our customers to proactively manage their servers."
 Seamless integration with server operating system management. To provide a complete solution, Compaq will work with Novell, The Santa Cruz Operation, Microsoft and Banyan, the four key network operating system vendors, to integrate Compaq server hardware management with their respective network operating system management offerings.
 Commitment to standards. INSIGHT embraces industry standards. Compaq is the first PC server vendor to define and implement a standards-compliant Management Information Base (MIB) for PC server hardware. INSIGHT supports the most popular network management communication standard -- SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).
 Intuitive, easy-to-use server management tools. INSIGHT management tools are Windows-based applications that are powerful and easy to use. They provide both on-the-network and remote management capabilities, enabling network administrators to access COMPAQ servers no matter where or when. INSIGHT -- AVAILABLE TODAY
 Compaq offers core management features built into its servers. Building on this core management feature set, Compaq today delivers extensive preventive fault management features for its disk subsystems. These built-in features are managed by both the COMPAQ INSIGHT Manager and COMPAQ Server Manager/R. COMPAQ INSIGHT Manager is 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 -- is a hardware- and software-based management solution which provides the most advanced remote monitoring and control capability available for PC servers. INSIGHT -- FUTURE PLANS
 Compaq will further extend its fault prevention and fault management capabilities to the next critical server subsystem -- the memory subsystem. Additionally, in the future, INSIGHT will deliver advanced configuration and performance management capabilities. 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 franchisees), 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 and SYSTEMPRO 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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