updated 10:00 am EST, Wed February 28, 2007
ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 ships
Group Logic today released ExtremeZ-IP 5.0, which it says is the only Windows-based server solution to properly support all releases of the Mac operating system (from Mac OS 9 to the upcoming Mac OS X 10.5). Featuring architecture enhancements, ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 increases Mac desktop to Windows server file sharing reliability and scalability, further simplifies IT support, and offers improved performance and caching for improved productivity. "Group Logic's ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 features increased scalability with support for more users than any other Mac file sharing solution in the marketplace while offering optimized performance, especially under load," the company said. "The solution's performance and caching enhancements allow processing more file sharing requests per hour, while using less computing time and resources."
ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 delivers support for Apple's desktop innovations by bringing them to within Windows server environments. ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 supports the innovative "reconnect" capabilities of the Apple File Protocol (AFP), which allows a Mac that loses server connectivity to seamlessly reestablish the connection without losing their work. The feature automatically authenticates the user, accesses all of the open files and protects the user against loss of data within those files.
In addition, ExtremeZ-IP also eliminates limitations of Mac file names on Windows servers and supports the Windows permission model and security features, ensuring that file permissions are not limited by platform.
"ExtremeZ-IP has a great reputation for seamlessly delivering compatibility without compromise, so we are excited to see the many enhancements in ExtremeZ-IP 5.0, especially the increased scalability and performance under load," said John Go, VP of Technology for PLM Group prepress division. "We know we can rely on Group Logic's Mac expertise to ensure that this latest version delivers the features we need to help our company increase productivity, improve our workflow and remain ahead of the competition."
ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 also now supports the Windows-based network and system monitoring tools to verify load, detect problems with file shares and print queues, and diagnose bottlenecks. This enables organizations to effectively diagnose and resolve issues with the product and their internal systems, simplifying management and maintenance while improving workflow.
It is available now from Group Logic; pricing was not available.