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Enterprise data server vendor Auspex Systems Inc. and Web management solutions vendor ProactiveNet Inc. have announced a strategic partnership to offer tools that allow companies to analyze an enterprise e-business infrastructure.
According to the companies, the alliance will allow ProactiveNet's e-business performance management software to be integrated with Auspex file servers, expanding the list of discrete components that ProactiveNet is capable of viewing as it monitors the transaction delivery chain.
With the integration, ProactiveNet should be able to detect performance degradation in the Auspex system as well as the bridges, routers, firewalls and other hardware and software through which an Internet transaction must pass on its way to and from the end user. ProactiveNet will also be able to determine whether a given NFS error message is caused by the operating system, the network or another component rather than the file server that is usually blamed for NFS problems.
ProactiveNet expects to complete the integration in preparation for the release of its new software, scheduled for later this month. ProactiveNet's software will support the current Auspex NS2000 series of file servers as well as future systems.