Inprise and Data General Team to Deliver Enterprise Solutions

Abstract: Companies Announce Availability of Inprises VisiBroker

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA and WESTBORO, MA -- August 23, 1999 -- Inprise Corporation (Nasdaq: INPR) today announced the immediate availability of VisiBroker for Data General Corporations (NYSE: DGN) AViiON line of DG/UX servers. VisiBroker, the award- winning CORBA object request broker (ORB) for Java and C++, allows Data General to satisfy the needs of its enterprise customers seeking a scalable, flexible and easily maintainable solution.

As part of the agreement with Data General, Inprises Professional Service Organization (PSO) and Data General are providing a broad range of consulting, training and technical support services to Data Generals customers.

"This agreement significantly strengthens Data Generals enterprise class AViiON server offerings," said Linda Mentzer, vice president of AViiON marketing at Data General. "Inprises VisiBroker is a recognized leader for Internet-enabling software that allows our customers to produce CORBA based applications and bring them to market faster, with better performance and quality. We look forward to leveraging VisiBrokers unique capabilities with Data General solutions."

Data Generals AViiON servers provide customers with a broad, scalable family of high-performance enterprise systems based on Intel architecture. Featuring comprehensive security, reliability, availability and serviceability, AViiON provides a robust foundation for strategic applications in a variety of markets, including healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and others.

"Inprise is proud that Data General has standardized on VisiBroker for their enterprise servers, allowing their customers to effectively leverage the power of the web to access information," said Dale Fuller, interim president and CEO of Inprise Corporation. "Data General, a leader in open server and storage products, has joined other top companies including Hewlett-Packard, SGI and Sun Microsystems who are benefiting from Inprises technology."

AV 25000 NUMA Server
Data General's AV 25000 server, using the DG/UX operating system, can support up to sixty-four 500-MHz Pentium. III Xeon processors with up to 2MB of cache per processor, 64 GB of memory, and over 100 Terabytes of CLARiiON. Fibre Channel storage. The AV 25000 continues Data General's high-availability tradition with dedicated diagnostics processors, AV/AlertSM "phone home" remote support, redundant, hot-swappable power and cooling, as well as clustering capabilities including Disaster Recovery Clusters.

About Data General
Headquartered in Westboro, Massachusetts, Data General is a major supplier of storage and enterprise computing solutions for customers worldwide. The company's products include CLARiiON Fibre Channel storage systems, high-end NT and UNIX AViiON servers, and related software and services. The company reported fiscal 1998 revenues of $1.5 billion. Additional information on the company, its products, and services is available on the Internet at

Inprise VisiBroker -- A Leader of Deployed ORB Technology
Inprises VisiBroker CORBA ORB is designed to facilitate the development and deployment of distributed enterprise applications. Industry affiliations with Hewlett-Packard, Telcordia Technologies, Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Hitachi, Informix, Novell, Netscape, Silicon Graphics, Sybase, and others have played a key role in making VisiBroker a leading deployed and adopted ORB in the computer industry.

About Inprise Professional Service Organization (PSO)
The Inprise Professional Services Organization is a key element of the complete Inprise solution, which includes industry leading software products, worldwide consulting services, and extensive business partnerships. By providing a full spectrum of consulting, training and support services, the Professional Services Organization extends our partnership with Inprise customers and partners to assist with the development, integration, deployment, and management of enterprise systems. Working in concert with Inprise Enterprise Solution Partners, the Professional Services Organization helps businesses achieve their strategic information technology goals.

About Inprise Corporation
Inprise Corporation is a leading provider of Internet-enabling software and services designed to simplify the complexity of application development for corporations and individual programmers. Inprise delivers integrated, scalable and secure mission-critical solutions, distinguished for their ease of use, performance and productivity. Committed to open platforms, Inprise continues its tradition of service and support for the millions of software developers around the world through its online developer community and E-commerce site-- a range of technical information, value- add services and third-party products. Founded in 1983, Inprise is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit us at or call 800-632- 2864.

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