Gateway Inc. on Thursday continued its push into the enterprise systems arena with the launch of an updated version of its management software and with server support of Microsoft Corp.s operating system.
Gateway Server Manager 2.1—the first version was rolled out earlier this month—enables multiple communications paths to the servers, including in-band, out-of-band and browser-based communications. It also supports IPMI (intelligent platform management interface) 1.5, an open standard that enables the software to interoperate in heterogeneous environments, said Gateway officials. IT administrators can run Gateways software along with management tools from other vendors, including Hewlett-Packard Co.s OpenView, IBM Tivoli and Computer Associates International Inc.s Unicenter.
Furthermore, the software supports the Windows MMC interface, which gives users the same look as Windows-based applications.
The new management software and Gateways support of Windows Server 2003 are part of a larger push by the Poway, Calif., companys push into the enterprise.
"Anybody who is serious about [offering] servers has their own version of system management software," said Menekse Gencer, director of operating systems and software for Gateways Systems & Networking Products Group.