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Yet again, same product - new name!  IBM is once again going through it's renaming ritual.  The product "formally known" as Tivoli Directory Server is now called Security Directory Server.  What's in a name - marketing as usual.  Tivoli was another company that IBM swallowed up.  Tivoli was originally form by - hold on - yes former IBMers that left the company.  So it was IBM Tivoli Directory Server and now is called IBM Security Directory Server (all the same - a directory based on OpenLDAP standards).

So in 1996 Tivoli became part of (merged) into IBM and along came it's products.  But the name didn't change at that time.  It has been an ongoing effort to change out the branding on the many Tivoli products (since 2013).  So SDS (Security Directory Server) is just one of the causalities.  And I think the play on "Security" at this time/age where security and identity and protection is very good marketing.

 

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