MARIMBA AND RATIONAL ANNOUNCE SOLUTION OF MARIMBA'S TIMBALE AND RATIONAL'S CLEARCASE; MARIMBA JOINS RATIONAL'S UNIFIED PARTNERS PROGRAM Wednesday 10 January 2001 PDF Print Marimba's Timbale and Rational's ClearCase Work Together to Distribute Content and Code More Efficiently Marimba, Inc., a leading provider of Internet infrastructure management solutions, and Rational Software Corporation, the e-development company, today announced an alliance to demonstrate that using Marimba's Timbale for Server Management and Rational's ClearCase is a powerful new content creation and deployment solution. Marimba's Timbale for Server Management software and Rational's ClearCase configuration management solution, work together to enable their customers to distribute applications and Web content stored in Rational ClearCase repositories across firewalls, to multiple, distributed data centres. "Through this relationship, we are offering our customers a more complete solution to deploy their applications and Web content stored in Rational ClearCase," said David Abelow, director of alliance marketing for Rational. "Customers can leverage Timbale's proven deployment attributes for complex, mission-critical distributions that involve one or more data centers and multiple servers. This combined solution of Marimba's Timbale and Rational's ClearCase helps our customers get to market faster while saving on outsourcing costs." "Marimba and Rational are teaming to enable our customers to efficiently and effectively distribute content and code and eliminate e-development chaos," said Rich Wyckoff, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Marimba. "This relationship is a great example of how code and content distribution is becoming a critical need for today's leading e-business and enterprise applications." The Combined Solution Timbale for Server Management allows customers to maintain a competitive edge for their enterprise information portals, business-to-business exchanges and complex Web sites. With a minimal amount of setup, network administrators are able to use Timbale to deploy and manage the ever-changing and dynamic e-business content developed in Rational ClearCase across the intranet, extranet and the Internet. Once content is tagged as final, Timbale's Server Deployment Manager takes the content from the Rational ClearCase repository and distributes it to multiple sites and servers, in an automated and controlled fashion. Until now, administering this process has primarily been a manual effort, but with Timbale, customers can now take advantage of Timbale's automated processes for previewing, staging, distributing, installing and activating content from Rational ClearCase. In addition, Timbale provides the agility needed to perform dynamic inventory scans and provide rollback and repair functionality for ongoing management. As server farms grow in size and distributions grow in complexity, customers need to manage the costs associated with such growth. Timbale gives customers the tools they need to manage growth of their engineering teams by providing a scalable and reliable framework for application and content management without the need to add additional engineering headcount. About Rational Software Corporation Rational Software Corporation (Nasdaq: RATL), the e-development company, helps organisations develop and deploy software for e-business, e-infrastructure, and e-devices through a combination of tools, services and software engineering best practices. Rational's e-development solution helps organisations overcome the e-software paradox by accelerating time to market while improving quality. Rational's integrated solution simplifies the process of acquiring, deploying and supporting a comprehensive software development platform, reducing total cost of ownership. IDC has recognised Rational as the market revenue leader in multiple segments of the software development life-cycle management market for four years in a row. Founded in 1981, Rational, one of the world's largest Internet software companies, had revenues of $684 million in its twelve months ended September 2000 and employs more than 3,400 people around the world. Additional information is available on the Internet at http://www.rational.com About Marimba Marimba is a leading provider of Internet infrastructure management solutions, enabling companies to leverage the Internet to deliver more powerful and cost-effective content, applications and services to their customers, employees and business partners. From Timbale for servers, to Castanet for desktops, and UpdateNow for devices, Marimba provides management solutions for the full range of Internet computing models. Marimba's Managed Service Provider (MSP) Division, Marimba.net, provides content delivery, performance monitoring and reporting services that are accessed over the Internet and sold on a subscription basis. Marimba and Marimba.net are headquartered in Mountain View, California, and can be reached at +44 118 949 7060, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com For more information visit our Web sites at http://www.marimba.com and http://www.marimba.net This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by this section. These forward-looking statements concern, among other things, the ability of Marimba's Timbale for Server Management and Rational's ClearCase products to work together to distribute code and content more efficiently; and the competitive advantage and specific technical and performance benefits end users may expect from these products. Those results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the technical challenges specific to the applicable products, which could impact whether end users are able to achieve expected benefits using the Timbale-ClearCase solution; and other business factors particular to Marimba and Rational. Actual results may differ materially due to these and other factors. The matters discussed in this press release also involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Marimba's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see the Risk Factors described in Marimba's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Marimba assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release. Marimba, Castanet and UpdateNow are registered trademarks, and Timbale, Timbale for Server Management and Marimba.net are trademarks, of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. ClearCase is a registered trademark of Rational Software Corporation. Other product, trademark, company or service names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of AxiCom in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.