Enterprise Solutions Briefs: iPlanet, Electroboard, Citrix, Exabyte

Enterprise Solutions Briefs: iPlanet, Electroboard, Citrix, Exabyte

iPlanet gets bundling

iPlanet anticipates embedding its Web and application server technologies with the Sun Microsystems Solaris operating system and may seek similar deals with Hewlett-Packard and IBM regarding its Unix operating systems as well, according to iPlanet officials.

Such an arrangement with Solaris is inevitable, according to Patrick Dorsey, group marketing manager at iPlanet, but he could not provide a date on when such a bundling arrangement might occur.

"I think the writing's on the wall that that type of integration is going to happen," Dorsey said. "Companies buying Solaris are looking for an application server on top of Solaris."

Electroboard expo

Its been five years since its last roadshow, but multimedia technology distributor Electroboard has hit the highway again, armed with half a million dollars worth of its latest kit.

Electroboard co-presented with videoconferencing manufacturer PictureTel at the National Convention Centre in Canberra last week. Its next stop is Perth's Mecure Hotel on April 9 and 10 and Adelaide in May.

Electroboard will be displaying a range of visual presentation tools, electronic whiteboards, videoconferencing equipment, rear-projected SMART boards, touch screens and digital projectors. For more information contact the company on 1800 622 800.

Citrix finds Identikey

Identikey, a secure access developer for Net applications, has signed a global alliance with applications delivery company Citrix Systems. The strategic partnership will open up Australian-based Identikey's technology to Citrix as it continues its drive to provide solutions for Web applications in addition to its mainstay of legacy application delivery.

On the flip side, the partnership will open the door for Identikey to Citrix's existing customer base. "Identikey has the potential to seriously challenge and replace traditional security approaches such as network-based authentication, especially as Identikey does not require the installation of any additional hardware," Michael McGrath, business alliances manager, Citrix Asia Pacific, said.

Exabyte expands library

Tape library automation vendor Exabyte has begun shipping its small footprint 221L LTO library. Using only five units of rack height, the 221L can house up to two LTO Ultrium tape drives and 21 LTO data cartridges for a total native capacity of 2.1TB. The base price for the library will be around $13,000 retail and features a throughput of 108GB per hour. The autoloader doubles the capacity and speed of Exabyte's 110L model, which was released in November.

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