LSI Logic Storage Systems Inc.
today announced the availability of TotalNET Advanced Server (TAS) 6.1, which it bills as “the next generation system” for consolidating servers and storage systems operating in multiplatform computing environments.
Targeted at large organizations that have file-sharing services, authentication systems and other resources spread over multiple computing platforms, TAS 6.1 is designed to consolidate such functions. Files created on one platform are easily shared with users on other platforms.
LSI president Tom Georgens explained further.
“The explosion of servers and desktop systems has led to costly inefficiencies in information storage management and deployment, especially in large companies with hundreds or thousands of heterogeneous computers. TotalNET Advanced Server 6.1 revolutionizes the cost of storage ownership by changing the computing model. It allows many servers and storage devices to be consolidated into a common, centrally managed resource that can be shared throughout the enterprise,” said Georgens.
TAS 6.1 enables file sharing and print sharing between Windows, Netware, Mac OS, Unix NFS and DFS clients. The technology supports a variety of transport protocols ranging from TCP/IP to NetBEUI, IPX, SPX and AppleTalk.