Enterprise Networks Briefs

Provo, Utah-based Novell Inc. announced late last month the availability of ZENworks for Servers 2, software which the company said will reduce the cost of administration. Some key benefits of the product that the company cited include: centralized directory-enabled management; business-to-business data sharing; policy-enabled NetWare servers; integration with ZENworks for Desktops; and the addition of the ManageWise management console as a component to the offering. Pricing for licenses is US$59 per user, and a per server licensing option is also available for the price of US$3,000 per server. The company said that a ZENworks for Desktops/ZENworks for Servers bundle is also available at US$79 per user license. The company is on the Web at www.novell.com.

Veritas Software Corp.

has unveiled the development roadmap for its Veritas Vertex initiative. The firm said the initiative is based on its NetBackup solutions, and is designed to meet the needs of enterprise customers with high-availability applications that need to be on-line 24×7. There are two phases to the initiative, with the first set of snapshotting solutions scheduled to arrive as components over the next year. Snapshotting provides the ability to record the state of a device at any given time, and to preserve that snapshot as a guide to restore the device should it fail. Included in this first phase are Hardware Snapshot Products, Software Snapshot Products and SAN Snapshot Products. In the second phase, the company said its initiative will be expanded to include more products. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.veritas.com.

Computer Associates International Inc.

last month said that it is changing its business model to allow its clients the option to subscribe or license its business software. The company’s clients will be able to use a variety of software products from the company based on contracted periods, such as on a monthly basis, and within fixed dollar values, according to the company. Part of the decision to move to this new model was based on demand from clients, who said they wanted a more flexible way to do business, the company said. More information on the company’s move to this model can be found on its Web site at www.cai.com.