PRESS RELEASE May 14, 2002

Major Third Party Developers Commit Support to Apple’s New Xserve

“Apple’s powerful new Xserve rack-mount workgroup server solution combined with Apple’s UNIX-based Mac OS X Server software is a superior platform for Oracle9i Database” said Michael Rocha, senior vice president, Product Services and Platform Technologies, Oracle Corp. “Oracle's leading database clustering technology, Oracle9i Real Application Clusters, running on Xserve will deliver enterprise-class solutions to our joint customers and create new opportunities for both companies.”
“We are committed to becoming the standard enterprise database running on Mac OS X,” said Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president and general manager, Sybase Enterprise Solutions Division. “We are not only impressed with Mac OS X and its user friendly capabilities, but equally impressed with Apple’s new generation of servers. This confirms our confidence and enthusiasm for Apple's increasingly robust technology offering.”
“We are delighted to continue our tradition of working with Apple by extending HP OpenView management software to the Mac,” said Peter van der Fluit, vice president of Sales and Marketing, HP Software. “As the leader in services-driven management solutions, HP fully supports a multi-platform strategy, which complements Apple’s embrace of industry standards and enables Apple’s Xserve to be seamlessly managed within the HP OpenView environment. Working with Apple we will bring more of our services-driven management solutions to the Mac to provide our mutual customers with reliable solutions that scale to their needs.”
“The Adobe Web Workgroup Server runs on Apple’s new Xserve and offers sophisticated collaboration and site management features that vastly improve web and design team productivity,” said Susan Prescott, vice president of Adobe’s Cross-Media Group. “The combination of our powerful suite of web publishing and design tools with Apple’s new rack-mount server offers our customers the most complete solution for web development. We are pleased to build on our long standing relationship with Apple and deliver yet another powerful solution to the creative community.”
“Apple’s new Xserve is incredibly powerful, reliable and simple to manage,” said Laurent Ribardiere, CEO and founder of 4D. “Users will find that the combination of 4D, 4D WebSTAR V and Xserve provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge solution that fulfills all of their database and web serving needs.”
“Dantz Retrospect provides world-class backup software for the Mac and all of our products run on Apple's new Xserve,” stated Larry Zulch, president and CEO of Dantz Development Corporation. “We are excited that Apple has brought its industry leading ease of use to a powerful new rack-mount server.”
“FileMaker Pro 5.5 Unlimited is optimized to run on Mac OS X Server and take advantage of the integrated Apache Web Server,” said Dominique Goupil, FileMaker’s president. “Combined with the new Apple Xserve, Apple now delivers an even more powerful platform for deploying FileMaker solutions for business and education.”
“By supporting Mac OS X, we can leverage our 10 years of experience in providing clustering solutions to UNIX customers to help Mac users improve productivity, performance and ROI,” said Robert Gordon, Platform’s CEO. “The powerful combination of Apple's new Xserve and Platform LSF workload management software enables digital content creation, higher education, government and life sciences organizations to fully utilize all of their enterprise compute resources.”