NTT Communications to Be Flagship Customer in Asia Pacific for Opsware Network Automation System; Further Strengthens NTT Com's Leadership in Data Center Automation and Utility Computing

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--()--May 18, 2005--Opsware Inc. (Nasdaq:OPSW), the leading provider of IT automation and utility computing software, today announced global telecommunications leader NTT Communications (NTT Com) as a flagship customer for the Opsware Network Automation System (NAS). NTT Com, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies and a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation (NYSE:NTT), will deploy Opsware NAS in its industry-leading AGILIT hosting service, adding automation of network devices to the server and software automation currently provided by Opsware's Server Automation System. The move makes NTT Com the first global service provider to deploy the combination of Opsware network and server automation, and further strengthens NTT Com's leadership in data center automation and utility computing.

NTT Com's AGILIT (Agile + IT) is a next generation hosting service that allows on-demand capacity upgrade/downgrade. AGILIT's automated operation, which includes Opsware and NTT Com proprietary systems, increases work efficiency and reliability, and makes it possible to provide customers with industry-leading 100% availability SLA and on-demand capability in a few hours. AGILIT is entering a new era to provide not only hosting, but also the Internet/Intranet on-demand as a whole service.

"Selecting Opsware NAS enables NTT Com to deliver an even higher level of value to our hosting customers, by adding network device automation to our current automated hosting offerings," said Kazu Yozawa, VP, IT Management Services Business Division, NTT Com. "Customers rely on NTT Com to manage their mission-critical operations, and the combination of Opsware's network and server software provides NTT Com with a powerful advantage in meeting their needs."

"As a pioneer in automated hosting services, NTT Com is a tremendous partner for Opsware," said Marc Andreessen, co-founder and chairman of Opsware. "We are truly honored to have NTT Com as a flagship customer for the Opsware Network Automation System."

About Opsware Inc. (Nasdaq:OPSW)

Opsware Inc. is the world's leading IT automation and utility computing software company. The growth of the Internet is driving a shift from client/server computing to Web architecture. With this shift comes an overwhelming proliferation of servers, networking devices and applications, creating massive complexity that makes an automated IT model a necessity. Opsware automates the complete IT lifecycle and delivers utility computing by enabling IT to automatically provision, patch, configure, secure, change, scale, audit, recover, consolidate, migrate, and reallocate servers, network devices and applications. Over 250 of the world's largest companies, outsourcers and government agencies use Opsware to deliver this new, automated model of IT. For more information on Opsware Inc., please visit our Web site at www.opsware.com.

Opsware is a service mark and trademark of Opsware Inc. All other product names, service marks, and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts

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Ken Tinsley, 408-212-5241 (Investors)
ktinsley@opsware.com
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Contacts

Opsware Inc.
Ken Tinsley, 408-212-5241 (Investors)
ktinsley@opsware.com
or
Barokas PR
Karli Overmier, 206-264-8220 (Press)
karli@barokas.com