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Sm@art Reseller: Jilted By Sun, Syntax Goes On Tour

Oct 17, 1998, 16:49 (0 Talkback[s])

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Syntax Inc., which worked with Sun Microsystems Inc. before Sun unveiled Project Cascade--its ongoing Unix-NT interoperability effort based on AT&T Corp.'s Advanced Server for Unix-is about to launch an anti-Project Cascade press tour.

Project Cascade, which was uncorked in New York last month, will allow Solaris to run native Windows NT services and act as an NT Primary or Backup Domain Controller. For the first time, Sun can drop Solaris machines into an NT network, effectively replacing NT servers.

Project Cascade has been a hit among Sun resellers, who expect it to replace SunLink, Sun's current Unix-NT interoperability technology. That's where Syntax fits in. SunLink also relies on Syntax's TotalNet Advanced Server (TAS), and Syntax says Sun shouldn't have gone to AT&T.

A Linux version of TAS is in the works.

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