So I got inundated with email from inside and outside Novell when I posted that ‘ZENworks for Networks’ was still available for download.
For those that don’t have long memories – ZENworks for Networks was released in 2000 as a directory enabled Quality of Service and Firewall solution. Part of it was from a Novell acquisition of Ukiah in mid-1999.
So why don’t you see ZENworks for Networks anymore? Simple – it was end-of-lifed within a few months.
The market for ‘directory enabled QOS’ disappeared rapidly when pretty much every switch and router vendor added support for LDAP directories within their products. Far better to get native LDAP support (and use eDirectory) than to build a product that competes with the switch vendors.
Thanks to all those that asked – for me another gentle wander down memory lane.
Written at: Salt Lake City, UT