IBM and other systems vendors last week outlined a world of server technology that is both dazzling and problematic, with competing I/O subsystems and new server designs set to change the landscape.
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Lucent Technologies has announced it will integrate Novell Directory Services (NDS) with its Quadritek QIP Enterprise 5.0 IP address management software. Integration with NDS will allow Lucent's QIP DNS and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers to access and store information in NDS.
Tivoli will bring year-2000 testing and remedial functionality to its IT Director Edition network management product by linking to Symantec's Norton 2000, Corporate Edition 1.01, officials at the companies announced last week.
The bundle will be deployed by way of software hooks that join the two products.
StorageTek and Veritas are embarking on a joint venture to develop and promote a standard interface for managing removable storage. The resulting product will be a software controller that will unite disparate storage libraries and management platforms.
The directory is the thing, and IBM is expanding its already expansive directory strategy with its announcement on Wednesday of seven new partner companies whose applications will support IBM's eNetwork directory.
Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC) is announcing a family of automated tape libraries, called the Scalar series, that uses Sony AIT tape technology.
The high availability and enhanced computing power of clustering is all the rage with high-end server manufacturers, and IBM Corp. nd Amdahl Corp. today are introducing new packages of hardware and software for suites of clustered servers combined with shared storage.
HighGround Systems Inc. and IBM Corp. on Wednesday announced that they have reached an agreement in which IBM will license HighGround's Removable Storage Management (RSM) interface technology it is developing with Microsoft.
The technology will be used in IBM products and will provide a consistent user interface for removable storage management across Windows 2000 (formerly Windows NT)and Unix systems.
With just more than 500 days left until 2000, Hewlett-Packard is joining the movement to provide packages of hardware, software, and services for year-2000 testing with its HP9000 program to be announced next week.
Two Texas gunslingers are turning to two East Coast computer companies for enterprise storage technology
Dell announced this week the release of its Fibre Channel PowerVault storage line, which is based on Data General's Clariion Fibre Channel technologies.
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