From: Brian Ziel <bri...@sco.COM>
Subject: UNIXWARE 7 ACCELERATES VOLUME ECONOMICS IN THE ENTERPRISE
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UNIXWARE 7 ACCELERATES VOLUME ECONOMICS
IN THE ENTERPRISE
The UNIX System with Broadest Industry Support
Blazes Way to the Merced( processor
UnixWare 7 Launch, Santa Cruz, CA (March 10, 1998) - SCO (NASDAQ:SCOC)
today announced UnixWare 7 and set the stage for organizations around the
world to place their enterprise business systems on a stable and
cost-effective path to the future. UnixWare 7, strongly supported by
Compaq, Data General, HP, Hyundai, IBM, ICL HPS, Fujitsu/ICL in Europe,
Siemens Nixdorf, Unisys and industry leading ISVs, was introduced today at
a worldwide satellite broadcast.
Designed for the Intel processor-based platform, the UnixWare 7 family is a
complete line of "purpose-built" servers that reduce costs and help
businesses secure the most efficient path to Intel's forthcoming IA-64(
platforms. Today's announcement sends a strong signal that enterprises can
now deploy a reliable UNIX solution on the Intel processor-based platform
and move away from proprietary RISC platforms towards systems that deliver
"With today's announcement, organizations can regain control of their
enterprise systems and place them on a cost-effective industry standard
path to the future," said Alok Mohan, SCO's president and chief executive
officer. "That path is based on the Intel architecture and UnixWare
systems, and is paved with low-cost solutions that offer the highest
reliability and scalabilty."
SCO Grows Share in UNIX Server Market
"SCO's share of the UNIX server operating environments market, including
SCO OpenServer and UnixWare, grew noticeable during 1997," said Jean S.
Bozman, software analyst at International Data Corp., "climbing from around
36% in 1996 to over 40% in 1997, based on preliminary 1997 data. IDC
research shows that Intel-based servers running UNIX accounted for more
than $2.6 billion in combined UNIX server revenues in 1996, and that number
is expected to increase for 1997," she added.
With UnixWare 7, SCO is targeting the enterprise server marketplace. "SCO
is aiming its UnixWare 7 release at midrange enterprise servers that run
corporate databases, OLTP applications and Web-based applications," Bozman
said. "SCO's long experience with the Intel-based platform, as well as its
partnerships with longtime UNIX/Intel systems vendors should allow UnixWare
to move into the IT enterprise-server space."
Intel Moves into the Enterprise
"As we continue to introduce higher-performing processors, the Intel
Architecture extends to address the demanding computing requirements of the
enterprise environment," said John Miner, vice president and general
manager of Intel's Enterprise Server Group. "Today's announcement about
UnixWare 7 again underscores that the Intel Architecture is the unifying
architecture for the future of business computing."
"UnixWare 7 will enhance Compaq's availability to provide the significant
business advantages of our ProLiant Servers to UNIX customers across a
broader spectrum of industries and applications," said Mike Perez, Vice
President, Enterprise Server Division, Compaq Computer Corporation. "The
Compaq/UnixWare solution delivers all of the benefits of RISC-based UNIX
systems, including performance, scalability, availability, and
manageability, while also providing the flexibility of Intel's open
architecture and dramatically reducing the cost of ownership."
UnixWare 7 Empowers Customers and Businesses
UnixWare 7 addresses the key requirements of businesses that want to better
understand their customers' needs and gain a competitive edge in their
respective markets. It combines the power, reliability, and scalability of
UNIX systems with the high-volume economics of Intel-based servers. Built
from the ground up to deliver distributed network computing advantages for
the enterprise, UnixWare 7 also enables enterprise customers to transition
their existing SVR3 and SVR4 UNIX systems to a new UNIX system instead of a
completely new operating system architecture. In addition, with built-in
client support for UNIX workstations, PCs, NCs, terminals and other ASCII
devices, UnixWare 7 enables customers to choose from a wide variety of
Leading Enterprise OEMs Invest Directly in UnixWare
In a major endorsement of UnixWare systems, Compaq, Data General, ICL, and
Unisys agreed recently to contractually invest millions of dollars in R&D
funds to enhance the Data Center capabilities of UnixWare for both IA-32
and IA-64 platforms. The companies will also participate in large scale
system testing and benchmarking with their staff and facilities.
UnixWare 7 Delivers Wide Range of Solutions
Designed specifically for the Intel-based platform, the new UnixWare 7
family is a complete line of "purpose-built" servers that reduce costs and
help businesses secure the most efficient path to Intel's forthcoming IA64
platforms. These market-specific configurations address three key areas:
departmental databases, telecommunications, and messaging and intranet
requirements. UnixWare 7 enables IT departments to convert their antiquated
database applications and hardware to the latest database technology
running on the Intel Architecture. UnixWare 7 also opens the door to a new
generation of standard telecommunication solutions, enabling tighter
integration of computer and telephony systems. And third, UnixWare 7
enables organizations to deploy more cost-efficient messaging and intranet
solutions, avoiding proprietary RISC-based solutions.
SCO also offers a comprehensive set of Optional Services to expand the
functionality of a UnixWare 7 server system, including High-Reliability and
Availability Services (advanced clustering, online data management, and
RAID software services), which provide built-in device failover capabilities.
The Fast Track to the IA-64 platform
SCO is working closely with Intel to develop an IA-64 bit optimized version
of UnixWare 7, due to ship concurrent with Intel's Merced processor when it
is in production in 1999. In the second half of 1998, SCO is scheduled to
release to key partners an environment to develop IA-64 applications for
the UnixWare platform. The combination of these efforts will provide SCO's
developers and ISVs with a smooth migration to future IA-64 platforms.
SCO is the world's Number One provider of UNIX server operating systems,
and the leading provider of Network Computing software that enables clients
of all kinds--including, PCs, character terminals, and NCs--to have Webtop
access to business-critical applications running on servers of all kinds.
SCO designed Tarantella software, the world's first application broker for
network computing. SCO sells and supports its products through a worldwide
network of distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and OEMs. For more
information, see SCO's WWW home page at: http://www.sco.com/.
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