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IT Bridge Co., Ltd & MySQL AB team up to introduce and promote MySQL Database and Services in South Korea As a certified MySQL partner, ITBridge will provide reliable enterprise technical support for complete MySQL product line in Korea. ITBridge Co., Ltd. (ITB: Tokyo; Jake Jang-Kyu,Park, President & CEO) and MySQL AB, developer of the worlds' most popular open source database, have signed a "MySQL (R) Certified Partner Program Agreement" to introduce and promote MySQL and certified technical support in Korea. With the new partner agreement with MySQL AB, ITB has established its technical support offering to include the database tier, providing "One stop service" for open source software, including Linux Operating Systems. MySQL AB and ITB will work together to promote the acceptance of MySQL in Korea - with ITB providing system integration and management, consulting services for enterprise systems featuring MySQL databases, while MySQL provides its new partner with comprehensive technical, sales and marketing support. MySQL AB and ITB will also promote the strategic alliances with local ISVs and IHVs for expanding the market to deliver full solutions around Linux and MySQL. ITBridge has also been elected by MySQL AB as its 12/2004 worldwide "Partner of the week for MySQL business". "Many of our customers are seeking a straightforward, qualified partner to deliver our whole product portfolio, especially MySQL support & services," said Larry Stefonic, executive vice president of Sales for MySQL AB. "He believe that this new partnership with ITBridge is the answer for the growing Korean market for open source software." Bboth companies met in Tokyo, Japan to discuss and decide the strategic plan for MySQL business in Korea. MySQL and ITBridge agreed to work close, hand-in-hand to improve the awareness of MySQL. One of the priorities is to provide customers with "One-stop service" and support, through ITBridge, and in the near future, the availability of MySQL certification and training programs in Korea. "We are more than glad to work together with MySQL to bring high-quality database products, services and support to Korea, said Jake Jang-Kyu, Park, CEO & President of IT Bridge. "He look forward to introducing the benefits of MySQL commercial licenses and certified support to users." A leader in secure content & application delivery Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced that it remains the leader in secure content and application delivery as measured by IDC. According to IDC's Worldwide Secure Content and Application Delivery report for calendar year 2003, NetApp accounted for 38% of the revenue market share and maintained its position as market leader with 38% of the revenue market share through the first six months of 2004. As a result of shifting market demands, IDC introduced this market segment to include products that were previously considered part of the CDN/Caching and security appliance markets. NetApp has made significant advances to its NetCache product portfolio to maintain its lead. Over the past 18 months, the company has introduced new versions of NetCache software, continued to deliver the industry's most robust total solution for enterprise Internet access and security, and expanded solutions for accelerating Web-based business applications throughout an organization from the data center to the network edge. "Today's businesses rely heavily on the fast, secure delivery of information as a critical success factor and competitive edge, said Dave Kresse, general manager of the content delivery business unit at Network Appliance. "NetCache has consistently demonstrated its strength as a powerful platform to manage access to information for a variety of data center and remote office services. Our leadership position over the past several years is directly attributable to our continued focus on using NetCache appliances to protect critical enterprise networks from Internet viruses, hackers, and other security threats. More recently, we have begun to leverage the company's data management and application partnerships to enhance the value of our business application acceleration solution. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and strong partnerships, coupled with our continued ability to create solutions that anticipate customers requirements, all helped contribute to our strong market showing." "Enterprise customers are demanding an easy-to-deploy architecture that enhances control and security of their network infrastructure, end user performance of Internet and intranet applications, and the ability to deliver video content," said Lucinda Borovick, program director, datacenter networks, IDC. "Network Appliance is the leading vendor in this market for 2003 and first half of 2004, and has proven itself to be a dynamic and nimble competitor capable of addressing their customers needs and building a sustained business. Acterna's Global Service Solutions Division Launches VoIP Training and Other Educational Programs in Asia Pacific - Series of "Education Course Flows Builds" on Acterna's Robust Suite of Services Acterna's Global Service Solutions division has introduced a series of Education Course Flows to prepare, educate and train network operators focused on the deployment of advanced new services, such as voice over IP (VoIP). The Education Course Flows are delivered by Acterna professionals with a deep understanding of the methodologies and techniques that can help network operators accelerate deployment of new services and increase reliability and quality. The Education Course Flows are immediately available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. "Acterna's Global Service Solutions division continues to offer attractive services ranging from instrument support for the field technician to complex, global network management initiatives," said Bill Howden, vice president of Acterna's Global Service Solutions division. "Our Education Course Flow initiative underscores Acterna's commitment to understanding the most important needs of our customers. We are well prepared to help our customers understand the potential pitfalls of VoIP, for example, a complex service that is poised for significant growth." According to industry sources, VoIP traffic is expected to more than double from 30 billion minutes last year to 80 billion by 2007. Howden added, "Our Course Flows program ensures customers have access to our depth of industry knowledge, technical expertise and the do's-and-don'ts that enable smooth service deployment. Global Service Solutions will continue to provide solutions that let customers speed service deployment, improve network operations, ensure customer satisfaction and increase profitability." In addition to VoIP, the complete set of Course Flow programs address technologies such as fiber, transport, IP/VPN, and access technologies. All course flows consist of three or four 1-day sessions delivered on-site at the customer location, or in open enrollment classes. Global Service Solutions-- Comprehensive Services Meeting Customer Demands Acterna provides a complete series of education and training programs, as well as an entire set of industry-leading services, including: VoIP troubleshooting and baselining, fiber characterization and on-site calibration services to efficiently calibrate test equipment to industry standards. Education Course Flows are part of a comprehensive suite of Acterna communications test services and solutions, including: Acterna Certified Equipment (ACE) a global program leveraging the company's processes, support team and ability to efficiently and effectively overhaul and resell equipment that might otherwise languish as excess inventory, or that is beyond economic repair. With ACE, all software updates, engineering changes, functional verifications, calibrations, and repairs are fully completed, ensuring the equipment will meet industry standards and specifications. ACE also ensures that these products are supported by Acterna's leading services, warranty and technical assistance. Acterna's Fiber Characterization Service a complete end-to-end fiber characterization test and consulting service for carriers and enterprises measuring overall fiber quality. It measures properties of a fiber optic installation such as losses, reflections, and dispersions, enabling rapid verification of the fiber's integrity and capacity. It also provides recommendations for improvements on the network. On-Site Calibration Services a comprehensive approach to calculating a test instrument's performance against a known reference standard, a process to report those results, and the ability to conduct necessary adjustments that correct performance deviations to ensure the instrument meets manufacturer specifications. NetApp: a strong lead in the iSCSI SAN storage market Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) demonstrated customers embrace of NetApp solutions by growing faster than the fibre channel storage area network (FC SAN) market as well as the open systems networked storage or Fabric-Attached Storage (FAS) market. According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, year over year the company grew revenue in the FC SAN market by 95.0%, versus the market average of 16.3%. The company also grew revenue in open systems networked storage or FAS market with 24.6% year over year growth, versus overall market growth of 17.5% and 2.9% sequential growth, versus an overall market decline of 1.2%. According to IDC, NetApp maintained a strong lead in the iSCSI SAN storage market for the third quarter of 2004 (3Q04). In its core NAS market, NetApp demonstrated continued leadership in NAS hardware for 3Q04 in both revenue and terabytes shipped. Also according to IDC, the company posted a 36.3% revenue market share, with a 13.8% increase in revenue year over year (vs. the third quarter of calendar 2003). "Customers are increasingly turning to NetApp to solve complex data management issues for their tier one, data center, and mission-critical applications. IDC's market figures confirm that trend and chart our clear progress establishing a solid FC SAN business and our leadership in both iSCSI and NAS," said Suresh Vasudevan, senior vice president of Product Management at Network Appliance. "Our enterprise customers expect a high degree of consulting and integration from us, and we have worked hard to deliver and exceed their expectations. By focusing on our customers needs and ultimately their successes, NetApp can continue to gain market share and partner with our customers to provide complete storage and data management solutions." The market share figures demonstrate that customers continue to demand simple, scalable, and affordable technology for their networked storage requirements and are turning to NetApp for their storage consolidation, data protection, information lifecycle management, regulatory compliance, and business continuance needs. IP Telephony & Contact Center Solutions from Avaya Inc. The Korean Military Mutual Aid Association will introduce IP telephony and contact center solutions from Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, to realize centralized management of distributed contact centers and improve service quality. The deployment of IP telephony, which will integrate systems of the six branch offices and the headquarters into a single virtual contact center, will allow the Military Mutual Aid Association to effectively operate distributed contact centers and provide better service to its customers. With the new IP-based contact center systems, it also expects to reduce operating costs as well as communications costs. Along with the project, the association also plans to set up a single representative telephone number for the contact center as well as hire skilled agents that will professionally respond to customer calls. Designed to support the well-being of military members, military officials as well as the military's civilian employees, the Military Mutual Aid Association operates programs for housing, social welfare and savings. Planning a contact center upgrade to effectively handle customer calls, the Association decided to introduce IP telephony into its customer service operations to enable central management of its six branch offices from the headquarters. IP telephony is a software-based technology that transmits voice as data over a computer network in a manner similar to email. Enterprises are rapidly adopting this technology, which enables organizations to easily integrate advanced features such as conferencing, voice messaging, call forwarding and other applications that cost-effectively enhance communications networks. The Military Mutual Aid Association project is a typical IP-based multi-site contact center project. The Association will be able to centrally manage distributed sites by integrating all the infrastructure with IP telephony technology. Also, it allows the headquarters and the branch offices to share customer interaction information, enabling better customer service through consistent and systemized management of a customer information database. In addition, it also expects significant reductions in communication costs between the headquarters and branch offices, using a single IP network. Yong Taek, Kim, IT manager of Military Mutual Aid Association, said, "He felt the need to introduce a IP contact center as we have difficulties in dealing with our customers effectively as well as with internal operations." He added, "Avaya's technical know-how and abundant experience in the IP contact center sector as well as the proven stability of its IP telephony solutions were highly rated for this project." Kim noted, "We expect to provide improved services to our military and military employees and also to enhance our operational efficiency and to reduce costs." For the 50-seat base Military Mutual Aid Association IP contact center project, Avaya Korea will provide elements of its IP-based MultiVantage Communications Applications portfolio, which includes applications for telephony, contact centers, messaging and unified communication. operations and functions and the full line of Avaya IP contact center solutions through its BusinessPartner including Avaya S8500 Media Server, G650 Media Gateway, IP phones, Interaction Center 6.1, which supports multi-media customer interactions, and Operational Analyst (OA), a business intelligence tool for customer service with embedded On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP), Avaya Interactive Response (IR), etc. With the suite, businesses have access to a single portfolio of standards-based applications that extends Avaya's market-leading IP telephony software - Avaya Communication Manager across enterprise. Avaya and its BusinessPartner Saehan Information System will implement the solutions by March 2005. Dinesh Malkani, managing director of Avaya Korea, said, "The IP contact center, in particular, is an ideal model for operating a multi-site contact center as it allows effective management of distributed contact centers. He added, "Avaya will continue to focus on supporting our customers to reach their business goals by helping them to reduce costs, enhance work efficiency and better support their own customers." Recently, Avaya secured overall leadership in the Asia Pacific enterprise IP telephony market for the first half of 2004, according to a report released by leading information technology market research and advisory firm IDC. According to the report -- IP Telephony Enterprise Equipment Forecast and Analysis, 2004-2009 and 2004 Vendor Share -- Avaya led in revenue for the Asia Pacific enterprise IP telephony sector with 27 percent of the market, a gain of nine percentage points since the end of 2003. Adding to its wide range of IP contact center reference sites including Good Morning Shinhan Securities, CJ CableNet, Meritz Securities, Samsung Card, and DHL Korea, the Military Mutual Aid Association project-win will further strengthen Avaya's leadership position in the local market and is expected to provide increased business opportunities in the public sector. Broad enterprise support for the AMD Opteron processor With 25 percent of the Fortune Global 100 now using AMD Opteron processor-based systems, AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced broad enterprise support for the AMD Opteron processor, the world's first 32-bit and 64-bit processor compatible with the x86 architecture. Since its introduction more than one year ago, Fortune 500 companies from industries including financial services, insurance, manufacturing, automotive, and energy have selected AMD Opteron processor-based systems to run their critical enterprise applications. The AMD Opteron processor provides investment protection by enabling enterprises to run existing 32-bit applications with outstanding performance while offering a seamless migration path to 64-bit computing. "World-class operations like Microsoft Treasury confirm that AMD is transforming the enterprise by making pervasive 64-bit computing a reality," said Henri Richard, executive vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, AMD. "AMD64 provides a single architecture for servers, desktops, and mobile platforms, and with the availability of Windows, Solaris and Linux, AMD64 technology also offers to enterprises the broadest choice of operating systems for 64-bit servers in the world." Microsoft Treasury, which oversees more than $60 billion dollars in financial assets for Microsoft Corporation, required the highest-performing processors available to help measure and analyze the global investment portfolio of the world's most successful software company. Microsoft Treasury ultimately selected servers running the public beta version of the Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition, comprised of four-way and two-way AMD Opteron processor-based servers based on AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture. "Before using 64-bit Windows Server 2003 on AMD64-based systems, we would often have to split up financial holdings before running the program, to avoid overloading the system," said Max Giolitti, group risk manager for Microsoft Treasury. "Now, we can load all the data sets and still run the application as it was designed to operate. And best of all, because of the high-level of compatibility, we didn't have to re-write a single line of code." Bell Helicopter, a leading producer of commercial and military helicopters and a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortune 500 company Textron, Inc., is a pioneer in the helicopter industry most recognized for its revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Faced with expiring workstation leases on close to 250 workstations that serve the company's critical engineering and product design teams, Bell wanted to replace their existing systems with a higher performing platform in order to optimize the applications that are used to design their most advanced helicopters. After surveying the landscape of workstations available on the market, Bell selected a platform based on the AMD Opteron processor. "The idea of a seamless migration from 32-bit computing to 64-bit computing made the selection of AMD Opteron processor-based systems a 'no-brainer' for us," reports Nick Miller, IT services manager, CAD/CAM/CAE Group, Bell Helicopter, a Textron company. "The risk was minimal, and it made a lot of sense in my mind to secure a seamless migration path from 32-bit to 64-bit computing -- only the AMD Opteron processor was proven to provide that capability." "AMD64 technology is helping leading enterprises in highly competitive industries, including Bell Helicopter, realize improved performance on 32-bit computing applications today, and providing migration protection to 64-bit computing when they are ready," said Kevin Knox, vice president, Worldwide Enterprise Sales and Marketing, AMD. The AMD Opteron processor continues to be recognized for x86 server and workstation performance leadership. Industry benchmarks for workstation applications including MCAD, MCAE and digital content creation confirm that the AMD Opteron processor delivers industry-leading performance for 1P & 2P workstations, while industry benchmarks for enterprise-critical applications including messaging and collaboration, high-performance computing and Web serving confirm that the AMD Opteron processor powers the world's highest performing 2P and 4P servers. For more information on how companies such as BNP Paribas, Sabre Holdings, VeriSign, Genialloyd and many others are benefiting from AMD Opteron processor-based platforms, please visit www.amd.com/enterprise.

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