Feeds

Tivoli and Novell in ‘standards-based’ alliance

Novell's 'NDS everywhere' campaign proceeds apace...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Novell has stolen another march on Windows 2000 with the announcement of a series of joint initiatives in network management and administration with Tivoli Systems. When Windows 2000 ships it is intended to be Tivoli-ready, among other things, but the Novell-Tivoli deal seems to amount more to what you might call a firm alliance. Microsoft is incorporating management features in Windows 2000, and then intends to encourage management software providers, including Tivoli, to offer more complex and sophisticated features on top of these. Tivoli and Novell however are seizing the initiative by integrating Novell Directory Services with Tivoli Enterprise software, and by collaborating in pushing the Desktop Management Task Force's Common Information Model (CIM) and Managed Object Format (MOF). They have already demonstrated prototype integration of Novell's Z.E.N.works and Tivoli's Managed Software Distribution via DMTF standards. Crucially from Novell's point of view, the two intend to collaborate to produce "cross-platform enterprise management solutions based on NDS and Tivoli Enterprise software." So Tivoli is effectively supporting Novell's pitch that NDS should be used in the management of networks in general, rather than just NetWare ones. NetWare itself will be made Tivoli-ready, and the two will release ManageWise Provider for Tivoli Enterprise in Q1 1999. This will allow ManageWise and Tivoli Enterprise to share network alarms, topology and inventory data. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.