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From: Tim Ruckle <t...@sco.COM>
Subject: SCO Announces Connectivity Pact with Novell
Organization: The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1992 22:47:25 GMT
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Summary: Partnership will support systems integration and distributed computing
Sender: n...@sco.COM
 
 
SANTA CRUZ, CA (January 13, 1992) -- The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.  (SCO),
the leading commercial supplier of UNIX Systems, today announced a partnership
with Novell Inc., the leading commercial supplier of network software, to
provide connectivity between the SCO UNIX System V and SCO Open Desktop
operating systems and Novell's NetWare network operating system.  The goal of
the connectivity pact is to provide seamless sharing of data and resources
between users of SCO and NetWare systems, enabling organizations to integrate
these systems in distributed computing networks.
 
As the first step in this strategic relationship, SCO has licensed NetWare's
IPX/SPX transport protocol from Novell and will make it available for SCO
UNIX System V and SCO Open Desktop in mid-1992. In addition, SCO and
Novell will cooperate to develop software for even tighter integration of
NetWare, SCO UNIX System V and SCO Open Desktop platforms.
 
As a result of the connectivity pact:
 
 NetWare users at DOS and OS/2 PCs will gain direct access to the more
 than 3,000 character-based UNIX applications supported by SCO operating
 systems
 
 NetWare users will gain transparent access to client-server applications,
 including powerful database applications, that are supported by SCO UNIX
 System V and SCO Open Desktop
 
 SCO users and NetWare users will be able to seamlessly integrate their
 complimentary environments
 
 SCO users will be able to use their SCO UNIX and SCO Open Desktop
 systems as NetWare clients for easy access to data, applications, and
 resources resident on NetWare servers with TCP/IP and NFS support
 
 Software developers will be able to easily create applications that can deliver
 SCO UNIX-based services to the millions of NetWare users at DOS and
 OS/2 PCs
 
Doug Michels, SCO's co-founder and executive vice president, said, ``This is a
win-win situation for both companies and their customers. NetWare users will
be able to access thousands of character-based applications available for SCO
systems, including powerful database applications. This agreement is an
important component in SCO's open system strategy, which includes
comprehensive networking and DOS-UNIX integration.''
 
Connectivity between SCO and NetWare systems will enable organizations to
build distributed computing networks that combine the strengths of both
systems. Currently, NetWare services support resource sharing among DOS,
OS/2, Windows, Macintosh and UNIX desktop systems, while SCO systems
transform PCs into multiuser systems, advanced multifunctional servers, and
networked workstations. In a single system, users will be able to integrate the
resource- sharing strengths of NetWare with the advanced applications and
server capabilities of SCO UNIX System V and SCO Open Desktop.
 
Kanwal S. Rekhi, executive vice president and general manager of Novell's
Interoperability Systems Group, said, ``We are very pleased to work with SCO
to provide NetWare users important new choices for accessing the UNIX
environment. Together, Novell and SCO provide powerful, cost-effective
solutions for enterprise networks and distributed computing.''
 
``This agreement substantially strengthens the link between UNIX and
NetWare,'' said Jim Sha, vice president of Oracle's UNIX Products Division.
``The SCO/Novell contract complements Oracle's existing IPX/SPX product
offering on SCO. ORACLE users will benefit from tighter integration stemming
from closer cooperation between SCO and Novell. The result will be a more
integrated combination of NetWare Services and Oracle Database Servers on
the same multiprocessing PCs.''
 
Gary Stimac, General Manager of the Systems Division, Compaq Computer
Corporation, said, ``As a partner in joint integration agreements with both SCO
and Novell, Compaq is pleased to see its strategic partners enhance the
connectivity between their software environments. This connectivity pact
furthers the network integration and interoperability of these two key operating
systems for Compaq customers within the framework of open standards.''
 
``As an SCO OEM we're pleased that SCO intends to provide connectivity
between SCO UNIX operating systems and Novell's NetWare network
operating system,'' said David Poole, Manager of Industry Standard Systems at
Digital Equipment Corporation. ``Digital sees this partnership as a valuable
benefit to our customers and reinforces our commitment to networking,
connectivity and industry standards.''
 
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