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TurboLinux is aiming Linux at the enterprise with the announcement of a clustering system for Intel and Alpha platforms, together with an alliance that will allow Linux systems to manage multiple platforms, including NT and Solaris. TurboCluster Server is being shown at Linux World in San Jose this week, and will ship for Intel next month, and for Alpha in Q4. It allows servers running Solaris and NT to be clustered with Linux, and will help address the scalability issues with Linux that have become apparent over the past year. Linux development has tended to be focused on low-cost hardware, but in order to gain acceptance in large enterprises it needs to become effective on higher specification platforms, and to work in conjunction with other systems. Clustering, scalability and interoperability are issues for NT too (although the latter is more likely an issue for NT sites rather than for Microsoft), so Turbocluster Server can be seen as upping the ante in the battle with NT. TurboLinux could also be seen as getting the drop on Microsoft as regards management. MS execs accept that the company still has a long way to go when it comes to enterprise network management systems, and in this respect it's got a lot riding on Windows 2000. TurboLinux however has struck a deal with Enlighten Software Solutions to bundle EnlightenDSM administration and event management software with its entire product line, with immediate effect. EnlightenDSM allows single console management of a wide range of platforms, including Windows and various flavours of Unix. Single point management in a heterogeneous network environment is of course a holy grail that has so far been unachieved by Microsoft. ®

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