Microsoft and Dell Enable Customer “Speed to Solution” In Enterprise Technology Deployments

REDMOND, Wash., April 5, 2001 — Dell Computer Corp. has unveiled its new Infrastructure Accelerator Initiative to help businesses speed and simplify the deployment of Microsoft® .NET Enterprise Servers. The Infrastructure Accelerator Initiative offers customers pretested and performance-tuned stacks of Exchange 2000 Server, SQL Server™ 2000, BizTalk™
Server 2000 and Commerce Server 2000 on Dell PowerEdge servers. In addition, Dell Technology Consulting Services offers assistance with the design, staging and integration of the servers.

Today, businesses are increasingly looking for
“speed to solution” in their enterprise technology deployments. The Microsoft platform, including the Windows® 2000 operating system and the .NET Enterprise Servers, is designed with that requirement in mind. Dell, with its long history of understanding how to standardize and simplify enterprise computing, is clearly positioned to help customers with the launch of their infrastructure accelerators for key .NET Enterprise Servers. Dell’s rigorously tested PowerEdge servers, along with the tools, support and services it has lined up behind the .NET Enterprise Servers, make it easy for customers to deploy and get to market quickly with best-in-class solutions.

Designed using open Web standards such as XML, Microsoft .NET Enterprise Servers are built for interoperability with existing infrastructure investments and for scalability to meet Internet demands. Backed by a global support network and by many industry partners, .NET Enterprise Servers can help businesses develop complete solutions and also deliver the reliability, performance and manageability required by today’s enterprises. More than ever, market opportunities, competitive threats and cost-containment pressures require agile businesses to build, deploy and manage solutions that quickly Web-enable their enterprises.

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