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SUSE Services Partners with Dynalink, Tier 1 ISP and Telecom Provider

Today, SUSE Linux AG, the international technology leader and solution provider in open source operating system (OS) software, announced a partnership with Dynalink Telecom Inc.

Oakland, California
July 25, 2000

Today, SUSE Linux AG, the international technology leader and solution provider in open source operating system (OS) software, announced a partnership with Dynalink Telecom Inc. The relationship provides SUSE managed co-location clients direct access to the Internet through Dynalink's Tier 1 (backbone) connections.

SUSE Professional Services helps clients establish their Internet sites with by providing them with SUSE solutions for high availability, load balancing, databases and back-up software. Under the terms of the agreement, Dynalink is to provide SUSE Linux Inc. with infrastructure and onsite management of a co-location facility.

"SUSE Linux provides the operating system, database solutions, security, high availability, and architecture, while Dynalink offers the speed, on-site managment and maintenance," commented Volker Wiegand, President, SUSE Inc. "No other open source consulting firm can leverage the combined value of our worldwide organization, eight years of expertise in Linux development and implementation, and strategic alliances with companies like Compaq, SGI, and IBM. Now with Dynalink, SUSE offers a total IT solution, providng our clients with a high-bandwidth connection around the world, which is of particular value to companies located in Asia and Europe."

"Our gateway to Asia provides the best entry for companies there to have a presence here in the US and opens the doors for the US company offering its services to the Asian market. Our partnership with SUSE allows clients to use the best engineering and onsite management, without relocating personnel," said Arnold Bagabaldo, president of Dynalink Telecom Inc.

SUSE Professional Services is targeting high growth start-ups that need planning and rapid, scalable IT deployment. With an international base of clients, SUSE provides solutions for Internet access needs. SUSE Linux Professional Services excels in supporting the implementation of complex solutions that appear simple when observed by the outside world.

About SUSE:
Founded in 1992, SUSE is the international technology leader and solution provider in open source operating system (OS) software, setting new standards for quality and ease of use. Its award-winning SUSE Linux 6.3 and version 6.4 include thousands of third party Linux applications supported by extensive professional consulting and support services, excellent documentation, comprehensive hardware support, and an encyclopedic set of Linux tools. Designed for Web and enterprise server environments and efficient as a home and office platform, SUSE distribution, surrounding features, effective configuration and intelligent design result in the most complete Linux solution available today.

SUSE Linux AG, headquartered in Germany is a privately held company focused entirely on supporting the Linux community and Open Source development. With a workforce of over 450 people worldwide, SUSE has offices in Europe, the US, and Latin America. More than 50,000 business customers use SUSE Linux worldwide due to its stability and high quality. SUSE contributes considerably to Linux development projects such as the Linux kernel, glibc, XFree86TM, KDE, ISDN4Linux, ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) and USB (Universal Serial Bus).

SUSE received the "Show Favorites" award at LinuxWorld Expo 2000 in New York in March 1999 and February 2000.

Additional information about SUSE can be found at http://www.suse.de/en/ or http://www.suse.com

About Dynalink:
Founded to serve telecommunications needs between the United States and Southeast Asia, Dynalink Telecom is focused on continually developing and operating its advanced digital network to provide voice and data services that leverage the latest in convergent communication technologies coupled with prompt and cordial service.

About Novell
Novell, Inc. is a leading provider of information solutions that deliver secure identity management (Novell® Nsure™), Web application development (Novell exteNd™) and cross-platform networking services (Novell Nterprise™), all supported by strategic consulting and professional services (Novell NgageSM). Active in the open source community with its Ximian and SUSE Linux brands, Novell is firmly committed to open source and offers comprehensive Linux products and services for the enterprise, from the desktop to the server. Novell's vision of one Net - a world without information boundaries - helps customers realize the value of their information securely and economically. For more information, call Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272) or visit http://www.novell.com. Press should visit http://www.novell.com/pressroom.

Novell is a registered trademarks; Nsure, exteNd and Nteprise are trademarks; and Ngage is a service mark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SUSE is a registered trademark of SUSE Linux AG. * All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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