Marimba Selected to Optimise Speed and Reliability of Content and
Application Updates; Lower Support Costs
Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), a leading provider of systems management
solutions built for e-business, today announced that Nuclear Management
Company (NMC) will utilise Marimba's Desktop Management products to
distribute, manage, update, and repair applications on more than three
thousand Windows 2000 desktops across its nuclear power facilities.
Marimba's Desktop Management products will allow NMC to streamline
application delivery while reducing IT administration and support costs. In
addition, Marimba's distributed, scalable architecture will allow NMC to
rapidly add new facilities to their IT management infrastructure.
NMC operates six nuclear plants in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
"We needed a highly dependable and reliable desktop management solution to
help maintain application consistency across all of our facilities," said
Scot Schalk, I/T director for NMC. "Marimba's Desktop Management products
will not only assist in the standardisation of platforms and applications
across our nuclear power facilities, but Marimba's scalable architecture
will allow us to easily manage more plants as they are brought online."
Increase Efficiency of IT Administration
NMC selected Marimba's Desktop Management products for their ability to
provide a streamlined packaging process and built-in version-control to
assemble, deploy, and manage a standard set of applications for each group
of users. Using Marimba's intuitive application packager will help
dramatically reduce the amount of time that NMC IT administrators spend on
application preparation. The built-in version control means that once an
update has been packaged and published, all users, no matter how many
revisions back they are, will automatically be updated to the current
version. For critical applications such as a virus control package that
requires ongoing updates, version-control is an important time-saving
Scalable, Multi-Stage Distribution
Marimba's distributed architecture was another key element that influenced
the NMC selection. According to Rick Schuster, head of Network Services for
NMC, "As you can imagine, it is imperative that our applications work as
tested and, as such, we move our applications through a very structured and
methodical process. Marimba's architecture will allow us to move an
application from development to testing to QA to production." The same
scalable architecture that supports a multi-stage deployment will easily
support a widely distributed computing environment, another key
consideration as NMC brings additional plants online.
"NMC's selection of Marimba validates our products' strength across many
industries," said Rich Wyckoff, senior vice president of marketing for
Marimba. "Marimba's highly reliable Desktop Management products will allow
NMC to quickly and easily manage and deploy applications across many
platforms to thousands of end-users."
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA)
provides systems management solutions built for e-business. From change
management to performance management software, Marimba's extensive Internet
expertise allows Global 2000 companies to better manage their resources,
increase efficiency and reduce costs. For more information, please call +44
118 949 7060, or visit our Web site at http://www.marimba.com.
This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created
by these sections. These forward-looking statements include NMC's planned
use of Marimba's Desktop Management products to distribute, manage, update
and repair on certain of its Windows 2000 desktop, streamline application
delivery while reducing IT administration and support costs, rapidly scale
as new NMC facilities are brought online, and provide a stream-lined
packaging process and version control; and certain other technical and
performance benefits NMC expects to achieve with Marimba's Desktop
Management products; and the expectation that NMC will make Marimba's
Desktop Management products part of its standard infrastructure. Those
results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the
remaining time and effort required to complete NMC's deployment, which could
be greater than expected; technical challenges specific to NMC's
implementation, which could impact whether NMC is able to achieve expected
benefits with Marimba's Desktop Management products; and other business
factors particular to NMC which could impact whether it continues to use
Marimba's Desktop Management products in the future. 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.
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