updated 09:55 am EDT, Tue July 20, 2004
ExtremeZ-IP 3.2 ships
Group Logic today released , an update to its file and print sharing product. This latest update offers greater stability for high-volume servers, improved utility and diagnostic functions, and a variety of other enhancements and bug fixes. The company says that ExtremeZ-IP is the only solution on the market that fully integrates both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 with Windows 2003/2000/NT Server versions as well as Windows 2003 Storage Server and Windows XP Professional. The update is free for customers who own a license for version 3.0 or higher and have an active support contract.
Included in the 3.2 version are diagnostic options that help customers more quickly identify problems and optimize performance. ExtremeZ-IP now utilizes automatic debug logs and "smart" problem detection technology to help customers better diagnose issues or conflicts within their system. Version 3.2 also offers improved statistics about the numbers of connected users, volumes, and files and folders per volume. A new function adds the ability to identify ExtremeZ-IP volumes with custom designed icons, providing quick visual identification of server volumes. The release also includes several product bug fixes and improvements in the handling of password expiration notifications and print server configuration.
ExtremeZ-IP provides a stable and compatible Windows-based file and print server platform for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 users. ExtremeZ-IP is "the only" Windows based file server to support the latest version of the Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) and uses the TCP/IP protocol to increase throughput between Macintosh desktops and Windows servers, while also allowing customers to eliminate the legacy AppleTalk protocol from their networks. ExtremeZ-IP supports authentication against Active Directory and is compatible with Windows clustering technology.