Group Logic updates ExtremeZ-IP for Snow Leopard
Group Logic (http://www.grouplogic.com) has announced the availability of
ExtremeZ-IP 6.0.2, which is certified for use with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow
Leopard. ExtremeZ-IP is used by thousands of customers worldwide who depend
on it for reliable file sharing between their Mac desktops and Windows
servers. ExtremeZ-IP delivers no-compromise access, providing complete
platform and application compatibility. Group Logic engineers have been
working for months with Snow Leopard to fulfill this compatibility promise.
Snow Leopard is coming to your organization, according to Gartner Vice
President and Analyst, Michael Silver, in his recent paper Exchange Support
in New Mac OS Will Create End User Demand, published 26 August, 2009. Since
Snow Leopard “will result in growing end-user demand for IT groups to grant
support for the Mac,” Mr. Silver recommends that IT organizations “prepare
to handle requests for Mac integration into corporate networks.”
ExtremeZ-IP supports the latest version of Mac OS X’s AFP native file
sharing protocol, which does not suffer from the compatibility issues
caused by having the Mac “pretend” to be a Windows computer using
Microsoft’s SMB file sharing protocol. These compatibility issues are
exacerbated when using different versions of Mac OS X in the enterprise.
For example, with Mac OS X 10.6, Apple changed how SMB stores important
file information. Unfortunately, migrating to this new format means that
the Snow Leopard SMB client is not compatible with files created by the
earlier Mac OS X versions of the SMB client.
Whether you are using Mac OS 8.6 or Mac OS X 10.6, ExtremeZ-IP provides
compatibility without compromise. But there is a lot more to ExtremeZ-IP
than just compatibility. ExtremeZ-IP also supports unique Mac features such
as Network Spotlight full content searches and Time Machine backups.
ExtremeZ-IP also delivers capabilities not available in any other file
server solution for Macs, such as Filename Policies and Microsoft DFS
Since all new Macs ship with Snow Leopard, ensuring that most
organizations’ installed base will include some Snow Leopard, adding
ExtremeZ-IP to Windows servers is crucial to preserve data integrity and
preventing potentially expensive file corruption.
“Our customers need a solution that guarantees file integrity with a wide
range of Mac OS versions,” notes T. Reid Lewis, CEO of Group Logic.
“ExtremeZ-IP continues to be the proven standard for Mac/Windows
compatibility without compromise, ensuring that no Mac user is left behind.”
ExtremeZ-IP 6.0.2 is free for customers with active support contracts using
version 5.0 or later.