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February 24, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:48pm


By CBR Staff Writer

Since its acquisition by IBM Corp about this time last year, Tivoli Systems Inc has been focusing on rationalizing the packaging and the pricing of its own TME Tivoli Management Environment systems management technologies with its parent’s SystemView products. It’s also just now coming to the end of a six month application integration project to bring all Tivoli and SystemView services together under the TME 10 framework and eliminate the overlap. Tivoli is now shipping security services from Memco Software Ltd re-badged as the Tivoli Access Control Facility, which enables Tivoli Management Framework users to implement security policies across MVS, Unix, NetWare and Windows NT systems. It has also integrated a set of third party network management tools to work with TME and has Tivolized IBM’s NetView network management environment. Closer integration between Tivoli and other systems and network management frameworks and products – rather than gateway links – are promised, including transaction processing, reporting and electronic commerce. As part of its multi-environment commitment, Tivoli will make TME 10 available integrated with Sun Microsystems Inc and Hewlett-Packard Co systems management environments. Meantime, NetView running on the Tivoli Management Framework will be offered for Solaris and AIX next month and later on for NT. A management service console resulting from its work with Intel Corp is due early next quarter – a Javabased version of the Tivoli framework is due to go into beta testing in the same timeframe. All core applications are being fitted with Web browser interfaces. Much more local network and enterprise network integration is required to achieve end-to-end system and network management, the company argues. It says its key competition is Computer Associates International Inc. Tivoli Systems expects software distribution to become a commoditized service and says it isn’t concerned that parent IBM – as well as Sun, the Santa Cruz Operation and Digital Equipment Corp – recently licensed Hewlett-Packard Co’s Posix-compliant Software Distributor technology for their Unix software management, distribution, planning, delivery verification and installation requirements, rather than use existing Tivoli services.

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