InfoWorld: Compaq anoints Novell NDS as high-end directory

“Compaq on Tuesday tapped Novell Directory Services (NDS) as its
high-end directory server of choice in an alliance between the two
companies that also has Novell working to bring its first 64-bit
port of NDS to Compaq’s Tru64 Unix on AlphaServer platforms.”

“Compaq said it chose NDS for its present and future
NonStop-branded network backbone offerings due to NDS’s high
scalability and cross-platform attributes. When NDS for Tru64 Unix
arrives by June 2000, it will be targeted at the largest
telecommunications companies, Internet service providers, and
global enterprises, according to officials from the companies.”

“As part of the deal, the financial terms of which were not
disclosed, Compaq will optimize its ProLiant servers for NDS on
Novell NetWare, Microsoft NT, and Linux. Furthermore, Compaq’s
upcoming AXL200 Accelerator PCI card will allow users to enhance
the capabilities of NDS-supported security.”