PlateSpin Wins 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Leadership Award

    PlateSpin ranked number two on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the
    second year in a row

    TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ -- PlateSpin ULC, a Novell(R) company, today
announced it has been awarded a 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Leadership
Award. The Leadership Award recognizes companies who demonstrate technological
leadership in four industry sub-categories: emerging technologies,
hardware/semiconductor, software and telecommunications. In addition to
receiving the Leadership Award for the software category, PlateSpin was also
ranked number two on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the second year in a
row. Companies ranked among the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 are eligible for
the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500, the esteemed annual
ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media and telecommunications
companies in the United States and Canada.
    "The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Leadership Award celebrates the elite
companies in the Canadian technology sector," said John Ruffolo, National
Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. "We
salute the outstanding accomplishments of PlateSpin, whose ability to create a
distinct competitive advantage in a high-growth market makes it poised to join
the ranks of other Canadian companies that have grown into global leaders."
    The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Leadership Award is one of four separate
awards categories that make up the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards
Program. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is a ranking of the 50 fastest
growing Canadian technology companies, based on the percentage of revenue
growth over five years.  To qualify, companies must have been in business at
least five years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in
Canada, own proprietary technology, and conduct research and development
activities in Canada.
    "We are pleased to be recognized for the second time among the
prestigious list of companies on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50," said
Stephen Pollack, vice president of strategy at Novell and founder of
PlateSpin. "Receiving the Leadership Award only elevates this recognition for
the PlateSpin team and invigorates our focus on developing the best next
generation workload management solutions to meet our customers' needs."
    About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50
    The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada's pre-eminent
technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and
entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the
Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian
tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a
future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate), Leadership Awards (companies
that demonstrate technological leadership in four industry subcategories:
hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications and emerging
technologies) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15 Awards (Canada's leading
GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the
earth's resources in industrial production and consumption). Program sponsors
include Deloitte, Gowlings, GrowthWorks, RBC Capital Markets, Wellington
Financial, Stonewood Group, CATAAlliance and IGLOO. For further information,
    About PlateSpin
    PlateSpin, a Novell company, provides a unified suite of solutions to
help enterprises adopt, manage and extend their use of server virtualization
in the data center. PlateSpin's Workload Portability(TM) technology liberates
workloads from hardware platforms, allowing data, applications and operating
systems to be migrated over the network between any physical or virtual host.
The ability to migrate, protect, provision and optimize server workloads
across physical and virtual environments helps enterprises reduce cost,
complexity and risk. With integrated workload profiling and planning,
PlateSpin(R) solutions improve the speed and quality of data center
initiatives and ease the burden of managing mixed IT environments. For more
information, visit
    About Novell
    Novell, Inc. delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux(*)
platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps
customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. With our
infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously
integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as
one. For more information, visit
    Novell and PlateSpin are registered trademarks and Workload Portability
is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. (*)All
third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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