HP Announces Windows NT and Windows 95 Support for HP OpenView Software Distributor; New Version of HP's Enterprise Software-distribution Solution Integrates Customers' UNIX System-based and PC Environments.PALO ALTO Palo Alto, city, California
Palo Alto (păl`ō ăl`tō), city (1990 pop. 55,900), Santa Clara co., W Calif.; inc. 1894. Although primarily residential, Palo Alto has aerospace, electronics, and advanced research industries. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 1995--In response to customer demand for single-point software distribution across UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). (R) system-based and PC environments, Hewlett-Packard Company today announced Microsoft(R) Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. and Windows 95 agent support for its industry-leading enterprise software-management solution, HP OpenView HP OpenView was a Hewlett Packard product range consisting of an extensive portfolio of network and systems management products. In 2007 the entire HP OpenView portfolio was rebranded under the strengthened HP Software name. Software Distributor.
HP also announced that HP OpenView Software Distributor 1.01 now distributes software to OS/2 platforms as well as PCs connected to PC NFS (Network File System) The file sharing protocol in a Unix network. This de facto Unix standard, which is widely known as a "distributed file system," was developed by Sun. See file sharing protocol and WebNFS.
NFS - Network File System , IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) LANServer and Novell NetWare (operating system, networking) Novell NetWare - Novell, Inc.'s proprietary networking operating system for the IBM PC.
NetWare uses the IPX/SPX, NetBEUI or TCP/IP network protocols. It supports MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Macintosh and Unix clients. 4.1 network operating systems. With this announcement, customers now can truly integrate their UNIX system-based and PC environments with one tool that centrally distributes and manages software throughout an enterprise.
"Our customers consistently tell us that one of their most critical system-management needs is the need for software distribution across the enterprise," said Robert Hoog, general manager of HP's Network and System Management Division. "We're responding to this need and delivering on our commitment to bring OpenView functionality to the Windows NT environment."
HP OpenView Software Distributor, introduced in May 1993, provides centralized software-distribution management for heterogeneous multivendor-computing environments. From a central point of control, an administrator can perform a complete set of sophisticated software-management tasks, such as analysis, installation, update and inventory control across UNIX system-based and PC computing environments.
Over the past two years, HP OpenView Software Distributor has expanded its platform support to include HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.
(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations. (1) 9.x and 10.01, Sun Solaris 2.3 and 2.4, SunOS 4.1.3 and IBM AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) IBM's Unix-based operating system which runs on its Intellistation workstations and pSeries, p5, iSeries and i5 server families. 3.2. The robust UNIX system-based functionality of HP OpenView Software Distributor 1.01 is complemented by its ability to distribute software to DOS and Windows PC An x86-based computer that runs some version of Windows. See x86 and Windows. clients connected to Novell NetWare 3.12 and 4.1, PC NFS, IBM LANServer, Microsoft LAN Manager (1) A network operating system from Microsoft that runs as a server application under OS/2. It supports DOS, Windows and OS/2 clients. LAN Manager was superseded by Windows NT Server, and many parts of LAN Manager are used in Windows NT and 2000. See LAN Server. 2.2 and HP LM/X LM/X LAN Manager for Unix 1.4 network operating systems.
In addition, a subset of the HP OpenView Software Distributor functionality now is included in the HP-UX 10.0 operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. , resulting in more software-packaged in a Software Distributor-compatible format. The result is to make HP OpenView Software Distributor easier to use and more effective in reducing software administration costs.
HP OpenView Software Distributor's integration with the HP OpenView Solution Framework makes it an even more flexible and competitive software-management solution. Software-distribution depots, target servers and PCs now can be accessed directly from a centralized HP OpenView console. Additionally, HP OpenView Software Distributor's comprehensive integration with HP OpenView AdminCenter means that the distribution of software now can be performed using a configuration- and change-management process that is consistent across multiple management tasks.
U.S. PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
HP OpenView Software Distributor 1.01, expected to be available to customers in January 1996, starts at $2,250.
HP OpenView offers users integrated network, system, application and database management for multivendor distributed-computing environments. Solutions consist of a broad portfolio of management products from HP and OpenView Solution Partners, and a complete set of services that help customers improve service and reduce operations costs. The HP OpenView Solution Framework provides services to application developers for the complete management of distributed networks, systems, applications and databases. HP OpenView manages Novell NetWare PCs, and IBM, Sun Microsystems, AT&T, Bull and HP computers.
HP OpenView is the largest producer of enterprise network management platforms, with HP OpenView installed in more than 73,000 networks around the world. There are more than 220 complementary HP OpenView-based management solutions available on a variety of platforms, including HP 9000 systems, Sun Microsystems Solaris and SunOS workstations, and Microsoft Windows PCs. HP OpenView is licensed to AT&T GIS, Data General, Hitachi, Groupe Bull, Alcatel, Siemens and Stratus.
Hewlett-Packard Company is a leading global manufacturer of computing, communications and measurement products and services recognized for excellence in quality and support. HP has 99,000 employees and had revenue of $25 billion in its 1994 fiscal year. -0-
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(1) HP-UX 9.X and 10.0 for HP 9000 Series 700 and 800 computers are X/Open(tm) Company UNIX 93 branded products. X/Open is a trademark of X/Open Company Limited in the UK and other countries.
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