Novell launches update to Open Enterprise Server

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Novell launches OES 2

Novell introduced Novell Open Enterprise Server 2, announcing support from software partners and delivering a training and technical services promotion to help more customers take advantage of Open Enterprise Server. Backup solution vendors CA, Commvault, Symantec and Syncsort along with anti-virus software vendors McAfee, Symantec and Trend Micro are planning support for Novell Open Enterprise Server 2, which is scheduled to ship next year.

The next Open Enterprise Server will feature virtualization, storage and file management and provide workgroup services completely on Suse Linux Enterprise. In addition, it will use the virtualization capabilities in Suse Linux Enterprise to offer extended hardware support for traditional NetWare applications.

Open Enterprise Server 2 will also include improved interoperability with Windows. Novell ZenWorks Virtual Machine Management, announced earlier this week, will provide capabilities for managing virtualized environments in Open Enterprise Server. 

Backup and anti-virus software support is a critical part of the ecosystem customers expect for Open Enterprise Server. Key partners CA, Commvault, McAfee, Symantec, Syncsort and Trend Micro have already committed to support Open Enterprise Server 2 and will help ensure valuable data is preserved and protected.

InterConnect aimed at communications and utility firms 

Equifax Inc. announced the launch of an application processing and risk decisioning solution designed specifically for telecommunications, utility and cable companies. InterConnect for Communications & Utilities integrates data from multiple sources, enabling customers to make decisions around deposit determination and identity verification.

InterConnect for Communications & Utilities helps companies streamline the new application and service activation process, automate deposit determination and validate customer identity in real time. The solution integrates with proprietary industry data exchanges, including the National Consumer Telecommunications and Utilities Exchange (NCTUE), a centralized repository of utility, telecommunications and cable customer payment history. With access to NCTUE information and other external data sources as well as Equifax identity validation solutions, companies can quickly confirm the identity and past payment history of new applicants.

Automated decisioning and access to multiple data sources are especially valuable for telecommunications, utility and cable companies which traditionally process applications manually.


Aten switches available in eight and 16-port units

Aten Technology, Inc. announced two enterprise-class KVM solutions that offer over IP access and support for Radius servers.

The KN2108/2116 CAT5 KVM on the NET solutions, available in eight and 16-port units, are part of the Altusen line of enterprise-class KVM solutions from Aten. The KN2108/2116 units are designed to provide secure local and remote access to up to 128 servers through cascading and include remote and advanced encryption technologies to maintain network security.

The KN2108 and KN2116 switches offer a range of benefits for network administrators. The units’ built-in IP ports give administrators access to server racks and data centres from off-site locations via a Web browser.

Available now, the KN2108/2116 CAT5 KVM on the NET switches are priced at US$1699.95 and US$2995.95, respectively.

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