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HP and Likewise to release Linux-based storage line


Many people use Linux every day in their homes and offices and never realize it. That’s because they’re using NAS (network attached storage) devices, like the D-Link DNS-323, and almost these drives run Linux and Samba. Now, HP has partnered with Likewise to bring plug-and-play Linux file servers to mid-size and enterprise businesses

These HP StorageWork servers will use Likewise-CIFS, a high-performance, commercially-supported Windows-compatible file server, and Likewise Identity Service. Likewise-CIFS started as a commercially supported Samba, but is now a CIFS (Common Internet File System) server in its own right. Likewise Identity Service is an Active Directory bridge technology providing authentication of non-Windows systems to Microsoft’s AD (Active Directory).

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