Nuclear management company to utilise marimba's software to streamline its Windows 2000 rollout Thursday 28 June 2001 PDF Print 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 feature. 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." About Marimba 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. 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