December 11, 2002

Opsware Inc. and NetIQ to Present Live Web Cast

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, and Opsware Inc. (Nasdaq: OPSW), formerly Loudcloud, the leading provider of data center automation software, today announced that Marc Andreessen will headline a discussion on managing Web application infrastructures in cross-platform environments.


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, and Opsware Inc. (Nasdaq: OPSW), formerly Loudcloud, the leading provider of data center automation software, today announced that Marc Andreessen will headline a discussion on managing Web application infrastructures in cross-platform environments. The chairman and co-founder of Opsware will join Cameron Haight, research director at Gartner, Inc. and Rick Schell, corporate chief technology officer and general manager of the Performance and Availability business unit at NetIQ, in a live webcast on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

IT organizations today face a daunting challenge-managing multi-tier Web applications in a cross-platform, highly distributed data center environment. Given the high cost and complexity associated with managing enterprise data centers, IT organizations are in need of operations and performance management solutions to improve quality and speed while lowering costs.

"The key to lower data center operational costs and improving quality is automation," said Andreessen. "Manually managing servers and applications is time consuming and expensive. Automating such tasks as the provisioning of servers or updating software infrastructure and applications can save a company time and money and allow their staff to focus on more strategic IT initiatives. Opsware is pleased to participate in this important discussion with Gartner and NetIQ."

The webcast will address:

  • How enterprise applications are evolving and why
  • What elements typify enterprise systems environments today and what are the critical fragile points in enterprise Web application infrastructures
  • The business drivers and considerations of Web application server provisioning, deployment and management
  • The how-to's of effective deployment, administration and management
  • The key considerations for ensuring business service levels of Web applications

A live Q&A with the panelists will take place throughout the event. "NetIQ understands the need for improved Web application infrastructure management-not just by providing the tools but also through best practices," said Schell. "Together with Opsware and Gartner, we will provide strategies and tactics for effectively managing cross-platform IT environments."

Webcast Information

What: "The New Frontier: Deploying and Managing Web Application Infrastructures in Cross-Platform Environments"
Who: Marc Andreessen, Opsware Inc.
Cameron Haight, Gartner, Inc.
Rick Schell, NetIQ Corp.
When: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
Where: Register at http://www.netiq.com/events/webcasts/unix/default.asp

About Opsware, Inc.

Opsware Inc, formerly Loudcloud, is the leading provider of IT automation software, offering a complete solution for enterprises, government agencies and service providers looking to reduce costs and increase IT efficiencies. The Opsware System automates the complete IT lifecycle including provisioning, deploying, changing, scaling, securing, recovering, consolidating, auditing and reallocating servers and business applications. The Opsware System uniquely combines process automation with built in operations knowledge on over 200 technologies. Opsware was the foundation of Loudcloud's software-powered managed services business and has been proven to lower costs, accelerate change and increase service quality. For more information on Opsware Inc., please visit our Web site at www.opsware.com.

About NetIQ

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ) is a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions for all the components of an organization's e-business infrastructure — from back-end servers, networks and directories to front-end web servers and applications. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with development and operational personnel in Houston, Texas; Raleigh, N.C.; Bellevue, Wash.; and Portland, Ore. For more information, please visit NetIQ's Web site at www.netiq.com or call 408/856-3000. For more information about WebTrends, the e-business intelligence product line from NetIQ, please visit www.webtrends.com or call 888/WEBTRENDS.

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