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PlateSpin Pledges Extended Support for Citrix XenServer Customers

HOUSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (Citrix Synergy 2008) -- PlateSpin ULC, a Novell company, today reaffirmed its commitment to support Citrix* XenServer across the PlateSpin product line. XenServer support is a key element of PlateSpin's multiplatform strategy, which aims to offer enterprises a unified suite of solutions for managing heterogeneous data center environments and making physical and virtual infrastructures work as one.

HOUSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — (Citrix Synergy 2008) — PlateSpin ULC, a Novell company, today reaffirmed its commitment to support Citrix* XenServer across the PlateSpin product line. XenServer support is a key element of PlateSpin's multiplatform strategy, which aims to offer enterprises a unified suite of solutions for managing heterogeneous data center environments and making physical and virtual infrastructures work as one.

"As a Citrix Technology Partner, PlateSpin is committed to working with Citrix to offer customers simple, efficient and interoperable solutions to virtualize servers and better manage their XenServer environments," said Stephen Pollack, CEO of PlateSpin ULC. "PlateSpin Workload Portability and profiling technology helps Citrix customers make the most of their XenServer investments by accelerating and simplifying the integration of XenServer into their mixed data center environments where multiple hypervisor technologies coexist."

"Citrix continues to have a great relationship with PlateSpin," said Lou Shipley, Group Vice President and General Manager, Xen Products Group, Citrix Systems. "We use PlateSpin's advanced data center analysis and planning solution, PowerRecon, as part of our virtualization readiness assessment (VRA) service, and are excited to see enhanced support for XenServer in future releases of PlateSpin products. With PlateSpin's broad multiplatform support, Citrix customers will have an even richer set of solutions to adopt, manage and extend their use of XenServer across the heterogeneous data center."

With broad support for today's distributed, multi-platform environments, PlateSpin(R) PowerRecon(TM) provides an enterprise-scale workload profiling, planning and optimization solution that improves the speed and quality of virtualization initiatives and eases the burden of managing virtual environments.

PlateSpin data center solutions, including its upcoming support for Citrix XenServer, will be showcased at Citrix Synergy 2008, the industry's mega- conference on market trends and emerging technologies in end-to-end application delivery, held in Houston on May 20-22.

PlateSpin, a Novell company, provides a unified suite of solutions to help enterprises adopt, manage and extend their use of server virtualization in the data center. PlateSpin's Workload Portability(TM) technology liberates workloads from hardware platforms, allowing data, applications and operating systems to be migrated over the network between any physical or virtual host. The ability to migrate, protect, provision and optimize server workloads across physical and virtual environments helps enterprises reduce cost, complexity and risk. With integrated workload profiling and planning, PlateSpin solutions improve the speed and quality of data center initiatives and ease the burden of managing mixed IT environments. For more information, visit http://www.platespin.com.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux* platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit http://www.novell.com.

Novell and PlateSpin are registered trademarks and PowerRecon and Workload Portability are trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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