Novell and Oracle strengthened their partnership at the Internet World show in New York this week when they launched Oracle 8 for Netware.
The companies have worked together already to promote Java, Corba and open Internet standards, and the Oracle 8 port for Netware will be a boost for Novell's flagging share of the operating systems market.
Novell said it brings a vast installed base to the product while Oracle's leadership in the database market show it is recognised as a powerful tool. Both companies hope to persuade customers to move to a more economical network computing architecture.
The launch of Oracle 8 for Netware/Intranetware also covers Novell Directory Services (NDS). Gary Bloom, senior vice president of system products at Oracle, said: "Both [customers and developers] can now extend their investments in Novell software, develop powerful network computing applications and boost their productivity with award-winning and trusted Oracle technology."
Novell also launched Border Manager Fast Cache, an Internet caching solution for businesses and Internet service providers, originally announced in September.
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