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| Fujitsu, 2 Others to Use Intel's New Server Management Software
September 29, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Fujitsu Ltd., Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
and Hitachi Ltd. said they will adopt Intel K.K.'s management software
for PC servers, while other major server vendors have yet to decide
whether to use the software.
|Intel K.K. shipped on Sept. 9 a new version of the software including
Intel LANDesk Server Manager version 6.0 server management software,
and Emergency Management Card (EMC), a card for server management.
Both products will allow for unified management of PC servers made by
various manufacturers. Intel aims to take advantage of the feature to
promote the products.
Yet only three makers have announced that they will adopt the new products.
Fujitsu and Mitsubishi Electric will feature LANDesk Server Manager for
their servers as standard because they do not have comparable products.
The two manufacturers plan to provide the EMC as an option.
Hitachi will enable its customers to use functions of LANDesk Server
Manager via the graphical user interface (GUI) of its own server management
Meanwhile, IBM Japan Ltd. and Compaq Computer K.K. of Japan have apparently
not yet decided on the introduction of the server management kit.
NEC Corp. said it will utilize only its own comparable products. Its
users can report to its user supervision center automatically, in case
of any server failures, by combining remote access capabilities of its
PC server Express5800 and its dedicated management software ESMPRO.
Because each company has developed its own system to prevent trouble
involving PC servers, it is not clear how widely Intel's management
products will be utilized.