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What’s new in Open Enterprise Server 2015 SP1?

We know you’ve been waiting for it, and we are pleased to deliver. Find out what’s new in the latest version of Open Enterprise Server. Look forward to increasing the convenience of managing your file and print services, easier administration, and more productive users.

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Clients for Open Enterprise Server

Deliver access to Open Enterprise Server services on Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops easily with full-featured clients. End-users can quickly browse through authorized directories, transfer files, and use advanced services directly from a Windows, Mac, or Linux workstation.

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Cluster Services for OES

Cluster Services for OES is a key component of Open Enterprise Server that helps you manage all the resources on your storage area network (SAN).

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Business Continuity Clustering

Business Continuity Clustering protects key business systems against downtime and disaster. Built on Cluster Services™ (NCS) and Open Enterprise Server, Business Continuity Clustering automates the configuration and management of a high-availability clustered-server solution.

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Micro Focus iPrint

Micro Focus iPrint is one of the most popular tools in Open Enterprise Server. It allows network managers to maintain one repository of printer drivers locally while enabling end users to easily locate and install printers using a browser and an office floor plan. Micro Focus iPrint provides global access to printers, customizable views of any print environment, flexible print deployment configurations, and easy, secure printing -- even from mobile devices!

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Filr

Free your users, not your files, with Filr. Consumer-oriented file sharing products are great for vacation photos, but when your users start putting corporate data into the cloud, you need an enterprise-class alternative. Filr gives mobile professionals direct access to the home folders, shared network folders, and personal files you’ve already secured—no matter what device they’re using or where they are.

Current Open Enterprise Server and Open Workgroup Suite customers are entiled to Filr Standard today.

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Domain Services for Windows

Don't spin up new Windows servers every time you add a business application. Domain Services for Windows lets you leverage your already established eDirectory environment and have those new business apps authenticate against it—saving money and streamlining your infrastructure.

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File Storage Services (NSS)

Provide file access for the broadest range of clients, servers, and protocols, while strengthening security access, protecting against file corruption, and increasing the ease with which users and applications can fully share files with other users.

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Micro Focus iFolder

Store, access, organize, and manage your files from anywhere at any time. As a powerful, encrypted online file synchronization and online transfer tool, Micro Focus iFolder® gives you worry-free security, ensuring that user files are always safe, secure, and up to date, while allowing you to share information with others with web access.

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Native Mac Client Access

Without installing any additional software, the OES AFP support in Open Enterprise Server lets you seamlessly copy, delete, move, create, save, and open network files from your Mac as if you were accessing them locally.

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Get peace of mind using services with proven reliability

Advanced networking, file, and print services that have been enterprise-proven for decades as highly reliable, scalable, and available.

Enhance end-user productivity

Keep users productive by ensuring access and providing easy self-service.

Dynamic Storage Technology

Significantly reduce storage management costs, facilitate regulatory compliance, and improve backup and recovery of your critical data

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NetStorage

NetStorage gives you secure Internet-based access to all files and folders stored on Open Enterprise Server. NetStorage authentication relies on the power of NetIQ® eDirectory™ to provide secure access, so Internet-based access is as safe as accessing files from within the network

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Distributed File Services

Simplify the location and management of file data for your administrators and end users by using distributed file services to create a single, virtual file system that spans multiple machines and maximizes the use and performance of storage resources.

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Native Windows Client Access

For users who don't want all the overhead of an Active Directory-style presentation, CIFS provide basic workgroup authentication and access to the OES Windows NSS file system on Linux from a Windows workstation without requiring the OES windows Client.

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Linux User Management

A directory-enabled application, Linux User Management simplifies administration of and access to Linux-based platforms on your network by allowing you to create and manage user profiles for all Linux resources on the network from a single administrative interface.

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Server Health Monitoring

Eliminate time wasted manually watching your network. The Server Health Monitoring capabilities in Open Enterprise Server via CIM and Nagios/Ganglia based server-health monitoring let you check the status of your servers with a quick glance from any web browser whenever you want.

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Micro Focus iManager

The browser-based monitoring tool in Micro Focus iManager gives you a global view of your network, allowing you to centrally manage it from a single location. Micro Focus iManager provides a number of advanced capabilities that enhance your administrative capacity and flexibility to eliminate redundancy, save time, and save money.

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Identity Manager Bundle

Leverage the value of mixed environments and solutions without creating security and administrative headaches. The Identity Manager Bundle Edition synchronizes user accounts and passwords in mixed environments and simplifies identity management. It includes drivers for NetIQ eDirectory and Microsoft Active Directory.

Customer care integration

Customer Center lets you review the status of all your products, subscriptions and services and obtain critical Linux updates and support from one location. Customer Center combines the innovative tools and automated services you need to ensure licensing compliance and reduce systems-management costs.

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Don't leave your Macs out in the cold

For the first time, Open Enterprise Server customers will be entitled to the premier tool to connect Macs to enterprise networks, Micro Focus Kanaka. We know the popularity of Mac is growing and we're making it easier for our customers to support Mac users.

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Leverage your investments and lower costs

Moving to Open Enterprise Server costs less than a Windows migration, lets you leverage your investments, and delivers key services for less.

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What’s new in Open Enterprise Server 2015 SP1?
Open Enterprise Server 2015 SP1
Upgrade channel
Upgrade channel

Get faster upgrades by using the upgrade channel to update your OES servers to the latest version without having to insert physical media into each machine.

Policy-based purge
Policy-based purge

Automatically purge the files in the salvage system based on policies. The policies today can be based on time or file extension or a combination of both.

NSS and AD integration enhancements
NSS and AD integration enhancements

We now support multiple AD forests and users in a trusted AD forest(s) can access NSS resources in a given forest. Further FTP support is also now available along with remote server navigation capabilities for AD users as well.