High-end Windows Gets A Free Resource Manager
In the ongoing quest to make Windows a credible operating system for data centers, Microsoft said it will give a free copy of Aurema 's ARMTech resource management software to Windows 2000 Data Center users.In the ongoing quest to make Windows a credible operating system for data centers, Microsoft Corp. yesterday announced a partnership to give a free copy of Aurema Inc.s ARMTech resource management software to Windows 2000 Data Center Server users. ARMTech, or Active Resource Management Technology, takes over server resources issues between software, users, and processes. Such control is vital for mission-critical implementations. When multiple parties simultaneous request resources, servers traditionally oblige none of them, or grind to a halt trying to oblige them all at once.
"I came to Microsoft a year ago and I did a gap analysis the gap was really resource management," said Bob Ellsworth, lead product manager, Windows 2000 Data Center Server. Aurema, of Sydney, Australia, is already well known for supplying ARMTech to Cray Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc., he noted.