Arlington, VA -— Group Logic, developer of best-selling network workflow software products, today announced the immediate availability of ExtremeZ-IP File Server 4.0, a major upgrade of its Macintosh file connectivity software for Windows servers. The new version of ExtremeZ-IP introduces significant improvements in the product's scalability. ExtremeZ-IP is the first and only Windows-based file server solution to fully support both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9, making it an essential tool for mixed Macintosh and Windows computing environments.
ExtremeZ-IP 4.0 introduces a re-architected internal structure and an advanced caching strategy that give customers:
• Immediate startup
• New active-active clustering capabilities for better control of node resources
• Radically reduced memory
• Configuration of multiple virtual servers on the Windows cluster
• Superior performance under load
• Kerberos, the standard network authentication protocol of Windows 2000/2003 and Active Directory that was adopted by Apple in Mac OS X
• Improved uptime and stability
• Greater flexibility in failover options and functionality
“Every year, ExtremeZ-IP customers are storing more files and connecting more users to fewer servers. Many are installing to clusters to increase uptime,” says T. Reid Lewis, President of Group Logic. “So we’ve re-architected ExtremeZ-IP 4.0 to support millions of files on massive, multi-node clusters with zero indexing time offering greater control and stability.”
“Mac OS X delivers an incredible level of platform interoperability straight out of the box,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “We are excited that Group Logic continues to develop robust file sharing solutions that build on Apple innovation to support a great user experience within enterprises using both Mac OS X and Windows.”
The ExtremeZ-IP 4.0 product line provides stable and compatible Windows-based file and print server platforms for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 users. It is the only Windows-based file server to support the latest version of the Apple File Protocol (AFP) and to be actively enhanced and maintained. The 4.0 upgrade is aligned to support Mac OS 10.3 and will be fully compatible with Mac OS 10.4 “Tiger” when it ships later this year.
As with prior releases, ExtremeZ-IP allows customers to eliminate the legacy AppleTalk protocol from their networks by using standard TCP/IP protocols. ExtremeZ-IP is used by thousands of customers worldwide who depend on reliable file sharing between their Mac desktops and Windows file servers.
The 4.0 release is available immediately from Group Logic. For details on all of the new features, information on upgrading or purchasing ExtremeZ-IP, or to download a free trial version, please visit Group Logic’s web site at www.grouplogic.com. Upgrades can also be purchased by contacting Group Logic directly at [email protected]
or by calling +1.703.528.1555 or 800.476.8781.