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EMC's Data General Division and VERITAS Software Announce Expanded Alliance in Clustering Deal.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2000

Data General, a Division of EMC Corp., to Distribute Both

VERITAS ClusterX for MSCS and VERITAS ClusterX for NLB Worldwide

Data General, a Division of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), and VERITAS(R) Software Corporation (Nasdaq:VRTS), the data availability company, today announced an expansion to their alliance in which Data General will bundle a full-feature version of VERITAS ClusterX(R) for Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) with its Cluster-in-a-Box(R). Previously bundling a limited version of VERITAS ClusterX for MSCS, Data General will now provide a fully functional version, allowing customers to benefit from its comprehensive cluster-management functionality for managing multiple clusters and clustered applications from a single console. As part of this expanded relationship between the two companies, Data General will also resell VERITAS ClusterX for NLB, offering customers a complete Windows 2000/Windows NT solution for their clustered Internet infrastructure.

"VERITAS ClusterX is the ideal solution for providing high availability for MS Exchange, SQL Server, IIS and other applications in rapidly growing clustered Windows environments," said Steve Colman, vice president of worldwide OEM operations, VERITAS Software. "Data General customers will now have access to an integrated hardware/software solution that's ideally suited for those environments, simplifying the purchase and configuration of high availability clustering."

"This alliance between our two companies provides greater consolidation solutions for customers currently using Data General Cluster-in-a-Box," said Andrei Shishov, vice president of product planning and management for Data General, a Division of EMC. "VERITAS ClusterX provides the key features demanded by our customers for reducing cluster cost-of-ownership, while increasing the efficiency of systems management."

About Data General Cluster-in-a-Box

Proven to be one of the most successful methods for supporting mission-critical computing across the enterprise, Data General's clustering solutions offer a fast, highly reliable and highly available way to provide the applications availability operations demand. Compact, affordable and easy to deploy, Data General's award-winning AViiON(R) Cluster-in-a-Box offering is the industry's first high-availability Windows clustering solution, pre-packaged, pre-configured in one complete rackmount system with no single point of failure.

Data General's AViiON Cluster-in-a-Box solution combines the following key components for an unbeatable hardware platform:

-- Microsoft Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition or Windows

2000 Advanced Server with MSCS for delivering performance,

resilience, and high availability to mission-critical


-- DG/ManageSuite(TM) systems management software:

-- ClusterX for simplified and more-robust enterprise-wide

cluster management

-- ManageX Event Manager for monitoring and controlling

workstations, servers, and applications anywhere in the

network from a central location

-- Win/Alert(TM) for fault management and call home


-- Application Transparent Failover (ATF) software for

continuous access to information stored on EMC CLARiiON(R)

midrange storage systems

-- Navisphere(R)storage management software for centralized

management of EMC CLARiiON systems

-- World-class service and support offerings

-- Two high-performance, highly available AViiON Windows-based

servers in one rack, with a single console

-- An EMC CLARiiON midrange storage system for fast,

uninterrupted access to valuable database information and

superior data integrity For specialized clustering needs, Data

General's highly available "in-a-Box" family of products also

includes TermServer-in-a-Box(TM) and Exchange-in-a-Box(R).

About VERITAS ClusterX for MSCS

VERITAS ClusterX for MSCS is the industry's first solution targeted at the management and deployment of enterprise-wide distributed Windows NT and Windows 2000 clusters. ClusterX co-exists with and extends the functionality of Microsoft Cluster Service to increase availability and lower cost of ownership of Windows NT clusters. Through powerful features and functions, ClusterX makes it easy to install, configure, administer, and manage Windows NT clusters and clustered applications. Extended functionality like application load balancing, backup and restore of the cluster configuration and a powerful dependency view, add to the ClusterX high availability solution for MSCS. VERITAS ClusterX supports multiple applications in MSCS clustered environments and is part of the VERITAS Exchange Initiative, a multi-phased program focusing on key areas of data management: backup/recovery, replication, disk management and SAN management. The objective behind the initiative is to leverage the strengths of VERITAS Software's core competencies in the Windows NT and Windows 2000 market and provide customers with superior solutions for Microsoft Exchange environments.

About VERITAS ClusterX for NLB

VERITAS ClusterX for NLB is a management tool designed to help administrators configure, administer, monitor and manage multiple NLB clusters on Windows 2000 (and WLBS clusters on Windows NT 4.0) as well as the applications running on these clusters -- all from a centralized console.

About Data General, a Division of EMC

Data General, a Division of EMC Corporation, is a major supplier of consolidated computing solutions for customers worldwide. The division's products include Microsoft Windows NT, W2K and UNIX system-based AViiON servers and related software and services. Strategic alliances with leading software vendors and systems integrators enable Data General to deliver complete solutions that meet customers' business need to simplify, consolidate, and control information technology infrastructures. Additional information on Data General, its products and services is available on the Internet at EMC Corporation (NYSE) is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing the information infrastructure for a connected world. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at

About VERITAS Software

VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq:VRTS) provides essential data availability software solutions that enable customers to protect and access their business-critical data for Business Without Interruption(TM). The Company's corporate headquarters is located at 1600 Plymouth Street, Mountain View, CA 94043. Telephone: 650/335-8000. Fax: 650/335-8050. Email: WWW site:

This press release may include estimates and forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance of our products and our ability to manage our business effectively, that could cause the actual results we achieve to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For more information regarding potential risks, see the "Factors That May Affect Future Results" section of our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q on file with the SEC.

Note to Editors: VERITAS, VERITAS Software, the VERITAS logo, Business Without Interruption, VERITAS ClusterX and other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of VERITAS Software Corporation in the US and/or other countries. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Data General, Cluster-in-a-Box, Exchange-in-a-Box, AViiON, CLARiiON and Navisphere are registered trademarks and TermServer-in-a-Box, DG/ManageSuite and WinAlert are trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other brand names and product names referenced in this press release are trademarks of their respective holders.
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