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IBM Receives Top Honors at LinuxWorld

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - 06 Aug 2003: At the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, IBM won two Open Source Product Excellence Awards from IDG World Expo, in conjunction with Uniform Association, which recognizes open source product and service innovations offered by LinuxWorld exhibitors that span some of the world's leading hardware and software providers.

IBM's new DB2 Integrated Cluster Environment (DB2 ICE) was awarded the Best Cluster Solution, with the Best Storage Solution going to IBM Tivoli Storage Management Solution.

DB2 ICE is a new Linux database cluster that helps businesses of any size implement a low-cost, high-performance data center based on IBM Universal Database for Linux and IBM eServers. Designed to generate a fast return on investment and lower the total cost of computing, DB2 ICE provides businesses with the essential building blocks for high-available and scalable Linux database clustering. The offering scales 125 times higher than the competition and can be deployed at a rate of four nodes per hour.

DB2 ICE is a completely integrated, high-performance and pre-tested solution that includes:

Winning the best storage solution category for the second year in a row, the Tivoli Storage Management Solution helps organizations optimize storage utilization while ensuring business continuance. This solution provides enterprise level storage management across heterogeneous IT environments while it integrates storage management with the rest of the IT environment allowing for an effective, business-centric approach to managing the storage infrastructure.

The solution includes IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli Storage Resource Manager and Tivoli Storage Area Network Manager. It uses policy-based management to automate storage tasks for improved efficiency, and provides integrated data protection and backup and recovery.

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Ari Fishkind
IBM Media Relations
(914) 766-1715

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