Networking software developer
announced today the release of a special limited-time “serverware” package, in celebration of Apple’s announcement of the rack-mountable Xserve, a high-powered G4 system running Mac OS X aimed at the enterprise market.
Tenon is bundling iTools, Post.Office and WEBmail together. Post.Office is a multithreaded mail and list server for Mac OS X with Web-based administration capabilities. Tenon’s iTools — not be confused with Apple’s end-user Web-based services — provides simplified configuration and management for Apache Web services, DNS and FTP. WEBmail enables you to check mail from the Web using a Hotmail-style interface. All together, the package costs US$999.
If you’re not ready to add an Xserve to your network or you’re anxious to get started before it arrives, Tenon noted that the Xtreme Apache bundle can actually run on any Mac OS X-ready machine. That includes regular “client” Macs and Mac OS X Server-equipped systems as well, including, of course, the new Xserve boxes, which are expected to ship in June.
“The strength of Apple’s hardware has finally caught up with Tenon’s server software,” noted the developers. “Webmasters and ISPs can start using Tenon’s software now with Mac OS X and later transition to Xserve, with no server software changes required.”