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  • NEC Licenses HP-UX; Integrates Computer Associates Software
  • April 30, 1998 (BOSTON) -- NEC Corp., along with Hitachi Ltd. and Stratus Computer Inc., have licensed Hewlett-Packard Co.'s HP-UX operating system for their Intel Architecture 64-bit systems.
    Each of the three enterprise solution providers will design and market its own IA-64-based systems that implement the HP-UX operating environment, providing customers with next-generation technology and multiple choice of vendors.

    "Implementing HP-UX on IA-64 as the major backbone for enterprise systems will enable NEC to continue providing customers with industry-leading scalability, high availability and manageability," said Goichi Kanamori, vice president and executive general manager of the Computers Software Operation Unit at NEC. "NEC is confident to offer HP-UX on IA-64 as one of the best solution platforms in the Web computing environment."

    In a separate development, NEC Computer Systems Division (NEC CSD) of Mountain View, CA, said it will integrate Computer Associates International Inc.'s Unicenter TNG Framework with its PowerMate line of business desktop computers and Express5800 line of servers, at no additional cost to customers.

    Available in May, all NEC CSD PowerMate desktop computers and all Express5800 servers will include the CA Unicenter TNG Framework software, thereby reducing the life-cycle cost of ownership for both NEC CSD desktop and server platforms, while offering open standards-based solutions.

    "NEC CSD's implementation of CA's Unicenter TNG framework enables us to further our leadership in delivering the lowest total cost of ownership to our customers," said Luis Machuca, executive vice president of NEC CSD. "Adding CA's Unicenter TNG Framework to NEC CSD's current enterprise management software suite at no additional cost, provides our customers with a full management solution, from initial product configuration through the enterprise life cycle."

    CA's Unicenter TNG Framework provides the open management infrastructure and distributed services for system manufacturers and independent software vendors to provide customers with integrated enterprise management solutions right out of the box. NEC CSD said it will provide its customers with faster deployment of both server and desktop platforms, improved control of company assets and a reduced total cost of ownership.

    The CA Unicenter TNG Framework handles configuration management and remote operating systems installations so network administrators can easily swap out or install users as needed. CA Unicenter TNG Framework and Wake-On-LAN technology, enable a network administrator to easily perform remote system discovery, automatically download and synchronize the operating system, or remotely upgrade the BIOS from an image on the server to the client PC.

    NEC CSD's support for the Unicenter TNG Framework will include the Enterprise Configuration Standardization Initiative, which provides an enterprise solution for hands-free management of desktops and servers across heterogeneous environments. The CA Unicenter TNG Framework also gives the user event management capabilities via both 2D and 3D graphical user interfaces and business process views, enabling the end user to remotely view and identify system problems across the enterprise.

    Computer Associates is in Islandia, NY. NEC Computer Systems Division is a division of Sacramento, CA-based Packard Bell NEC Inc., the number two PC supplier in the United States and number three supplier worldwide.

    (Lori Valigra, Asia BizTech Correspondent)

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    Updated: Wed Apr 29 20:48:36 1998