EMC and Citrix Forge Alliance Wednesday 13 June 2001 PDF Print Synergies Between EMC Networked Storage and Citrix Application Serving Software to Benefit Mutual Customers 12 June 2001 - At Citrix® iForum(tm) Northern Europe, EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage, and Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), a global leader in application serving software and services, today announced the formation of an alliance that will help customers, including service providers, centrally manage both applications and information as they deliver network access to end users. The development alliance paves the way for a single point of control for managing applications and information to help customers reduce costs, simplify server management and offer new services. As part of the relationship, EMC will become a Premier member of the Citrix Business Alliance(tm) (CBA) and Citrix will join EMC's E-Infostructure(tm) Developers Program. The companies have begun scalability testing and engineering work on Citrix MetaFrame application server software with EMC's Celerra® and CLARiiON® IP4700 network attached storage solutions. In addition, the companies will work together on sales, marketing and support initiatives, including the development of white papers that will highlight best-practices implementations of the two technologies. Both companies currently use each other's solutions as part of their information technology systems. Steve Kaplan, president of RYNO Technology, an EMC and Citrix Platinum reseller, said customers will see many benefits from the new relationship. "Citrix and EMC's solutions are based on the same principle - centralised management and control to cut costs, reduce the complexity of managing server farms, and improve availability," he said. "Bringing these two solutions together makes sense for the customer and for Citrix and EMC." EMC and Citrix will demonstrate the interoperability and value of the two solutions at the EMC Platinum Sponsor exhibit booth at Citrix iForum Northern Europe in London beginning June 13. The conference is designed for IT innovators as well as Citrix resellers, systems integrators, alliance members and ASPs, to exchange ideas, successes and strategies on application server computing. "Customers are always searching for ways to use their information to drive additional revenue, be more competitive or improve customer service," said Don Swatik, EMC's vice president of global alliances. "This alliance will give our mutual customers integrated tools that allow them to capitalise on the vast amounts of business information they gather each day, with confidence that the joint Citrix and EMC solutions have been tested by our world-class engineering teams." David Jones, senior vice president of corporate development for Citrix, said the alliance will benefit Citrix and EMC by providing access to a broader customer base and by providing new solutions for resellers. "EMC's reputation for quality and service has its foundation in large enterprises and data centres.," Jones said. "Working with EMC will allow Citrix to more effectively reach enterprise-wide information technology decision makers with a complementary and compelling solution. The relationship also provides both companies' resellers with new solutions in a space that these resellers already understand well - centralised management and control." About EMC Celerra and CLARiiON The EMC Celerra File Server is a dedicated network file server running software optimised for sharing information over networks. It combines Symmetrix enterprise storage technology with a unique software and hardware approach to bring unprecedented levels of availability, management, scalability, and performance to network file storage. The EMC CLARiiON systems provide superior information consolidation for highly distributed, critical, standalone server environments. CLARiiON offers customers enterprise-class availability and powerful performance for critical applications. These information storage systems give customers the flexibility to choose their connection type-SAN, NAS, direct-attached, or clustered. About Citrix MetaFrame Citrix* MetaFrame* application server software is helping organisations deliver a "Virtual Workplace" to users everywhere - on any device or network connection - by providing secure, reliable, cost-effective access to the same applications and information available at the office. Citrix MetaFrame extends the functionality of Microsoft* Windows* 2000 Terminal Services and Windows NT* Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, as well as UNIX* operating systems including Sun SolarisTM, IBM AIX® and HP-UX®. It provides key benefits including centralised, server-based management, rapid scalability, Web enablement of existing applications using Citrix NFuse* application portal software, and flexible access to applications via the full Net - LANs, WANs, Internet, intranets and extranets. About Citrix Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application serving and portal software and services that provide personalised access to any application or information source - whether Windows®, UNIX® or Web-based - through any device, over any connection. Companies worldwide use Citrix technologies to integrate applications, content and business processes into a pervasive digital environment - a virtual workplace - offering seamless connectivity and a consistent user experience across the Internet, intranets, extranets, WANs, LANs and wireless networks. Citrix solutions drive cost efficiency, productivity and enhanced e-business opportunities by enabling companies to leverage existing IT resources and extend personalised information access to employees, partners, customers and suppliers. Citrix products offer rapid, cost-effective deployment and include MetaFrame(tm) application serving software, NFuse(tm) application portal software, XPS(tm) portal software, application management products, and Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA®), a core application serving technology. The company markets its application serving products through a well-established reseller channel and sells its portal software products directly to customers to provide the level of customisation they need. Citrix is traded on the Nasdaq Stock MarketSM under the symbol CTXS, and is part of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index. Citrix is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit the Citrix Web site at http://www.citrix.com.For Investors This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in economic conditions in various geographic markets and fluctuating currency exchange rates; (ii) unexpected declines in revenue growth rates without corresponding declines in costs; (iii) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, in the companies' markets; (iv) rapid technological and market change and the transition to new products; (v) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines; (vi) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (vii) the uneven pattern of quarterly sales; (viii) the companies' ability to execute on their respective and joint plans; and (ix) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in the companies' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. -ends- EMC and CLARiiON are registered trademarks, and E-Infostructure and Celerra are trademarks of EMC Corporation. 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