Introduction

  1. The Old
    1. 3 more or less separate computer networks
    2. poorly networked
    3. difficult to maintain
    4. difficult to customize
    5. difficult to standardize
    6. poor disaster recovery
  2. The New
    1. only Solaris but potential to integrate other Operating Systems
    2. file systems are shared consistantly and reliably
    3. this means that you can install software and share/maintain it with everyone.
    4. there is one login, one enviornment
    5. printers are installed consistantly and reliably
    6. things like home directories won't change for some time
    7. the physical location may change but the path to it will not change
    8. single sign on with ssh
    9. services are provided by the network