Johns Hopkins University Integrates Linux and Mac Using Likewise Solutions


The open source company Likewise announces that Johns Hopkins University will use Likewise Enterprise for Education to integrate the university's Linux and Mac computers using Microsoft Active Directory.

Johns Hopkins University, a Baltimore-based private research university, agreed to a Likewise two-year site license. Johns Hopkins joins more than 4,000 educational institutions, including Cornell and Georgia Tech, that use Likewise to enable Linux, Unix and Mac OS X to fit into a Windows network.

“Likewise Enterprise will allow us to manage our vast campus network centrally using Active Directory,” said Kyle Reynolds, IT manager at the Institute for Computational Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. “The savings we will achieve by reducing operating costs and eliminating additional hardware required by other solutions adds to the value we’re getting from Likewise. After examining the alternatives available, Likewise Enterprise for Education was the clear choice.”

Likewise said they are dedicated to improving the management and interoperability of Windows, Mac, Unix and Linux systems, and provide audit and authentication solutions designed to improve security, reduce operational costs and help demonstrate regulatory compliance in various mixed network environments.

Likewise offers free trial versions of its Likewise Enterprise and Likewise Open integration solutions. Likewise Enterprise solutions include: Free Authentication, Linux and Unix Server Administration, Mac and Linux Desktop Management, Compliance, Directory Consolidation and Migration, Virtualization.

( Amber Graner)

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