SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarantella, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOC), announced today web-based shipments of Tarantella Enterprise 3 and Enterprise 3 ASP Edition web-enabling software. The new products are immediately available via the Internet through a free 60-day trial offering ( http://www.tarantella.com/download ). The new Tarantella Enterprise 3 software provides users with significant improvements and refinements over previous editions of the award-winning web-enabling software, while maintaining all the benefits and features of the Tarantella Enterprise II edition. Never before has it been so easy for users to access their applications through a web browser. "The industry response to Tarantella Enterprise 3 has been tremendous," said Mike Orr, president of Tarantella, Inc. "Clearly, this is what the market has been waiting for. This new edition enables customers to support up to four times as many concurrent users than with Tarantella Enterprise II." Key New Features in Tarantella Enterprise 3 Tarantella Enterprise 3 software is designed to support up to 1,000 users per server. Up to 50 servers can be combined into a single array to intelligently balance the server load across geographically dispersed networks, providing improved scalability and application performance. In addition, this release runs on Linux servers; introduces an integrated AS/400 connectivity pack; and delivers enhanced connectivity for Apple Macintosh clients, extending the range of servers, clients and applications supported. The ASP Edition includes all the features of the Tarantella Enterprise 3 software, but has additional benefits designed to meet the needs of Application Service Providers (ASPs). The Tarantella Enterprise 3 Starter Pack includes a flexible purchase or rental plan, training, enhanced support, and startup services. Praise for Tarantella Enterprise 3 "Compaq uses Tarantella's software to provide major telecom customers, such as MCI WorldCom, with web access to its Telecommunications Management Information Platform (TeMIP)," said Jacques Conand, Product Manager for TeMIP, Compaq Corporation. "This new release of the Tarantella software eliminates the need for additional products to provide web access to Windows applications in the TeMIP environment, without modification to the Windows application." "Hewlett Packard is impressed with the business benefits offered by SCO's new Tarantella product," said Maria Cannon, general manager for HP's Enterprise NetServer Division. "Tarantella Enterprise 3 software will allow our customers to leverage the power of their HP NetServer systems to publish applications throughout the enterprise at a lower cost." "Enterprise 3 is optimized for large-scale application deployment," said independent consultant Richard Ross. "The architecture is an advantage because it provides a fully integrated, one-stop solution, which includes multi-platform integration. Any company not considering Tarantella Enterprise 3 is at a competitive disadvantage." Availability Tarantella Enterprise 3 and Enterprise 3 ASP Edition web-enabling software are available now for download at http://www.tarantella.com/download/ . About Tarantella, Inc. Tarantella, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc., provides web-enabling software technologies connecting clients, server-based applications, and networks. The Tarantella product line includes Tarantella Enterprise 3 for large companies and organizations, Tarantella Enterprise 3 ASP Edition for Application Service Providers, and Tarantella Express web-enabling software for workgroup and departmental environments. Tarantella products provide access to Microsoft Windows system, mainframe, AS/400, Linux and UNIX applications, and are available today for all popular RISC and Intel processor-based UNIX servers and selected Linux servers. For more information, see www.tarantella.com . NOTE: The Santa Cruz Operation, SCO, Tarantella, Enterprise 3, Enterprise 3, ASP Edition, Enterprise II, Express, and the Tarantella logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. in the USA and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the USA and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the USA and other countries. AS/400 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the USA and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the USA and other countries. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.
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