| 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
"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
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)