IBM Solution Partner Centers Provide Remote VPN Access to Developers For Porting and Testing Their Applications

Tarantella Enterprise 3 Provides Key Support in Managing Graphical Application

Access for Linux and Other Platforms



Nov 27, 2001, 00:00 ET from Tarantella, Inc.

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ --
 Tarantella, Inc., (Nasdaq:   TTLA), a leading provider of Internet
 infrastructure software, today announced that Tarantella Enterprise 3 software
 has been chosen as a main component in the new VPN (virtual private network)
 service offering at IBM's Solution Partnership Centers (SPCs) worldwide.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010504/TTLALOGO )
     This new service for IBM developer Business Partners will support porting
 and testing exercises using Linux, Windows, Macintosh and Solaris remote
 clients, and make virtual porting easier, faster and more cost effective. With
 Tarantella Enterprise 3, developers can access both traditional terminal and
 graphical interfaces directly, whereas before they had to either implement
 their own custom Graphical User Interface (GUI) support, or use terminal
 emulators.
     Tarantella software, an IBM(R) Server Proven(R) solution, allows
 applications based on any platform -- IBM OS/400 and IBM OS/390, Windows,
 Java, Linux, or UNIX systems -- to be delivered securely over the Internet,
 for access through a standard web browser.  Application reengineering or
 rewriting is not required, nor is installation of software on the client
 device or application server.  This allows the IBM SPCs to rapidly deploy the
 new VPN service and allows developers to easily connect and remotely test all
 their solutions.
     Software developers who, up to now, had to send quality assurance (QA)
 teams to the IBM SPC for testing activities, can leverage key skills of top
 engineers and lead developers remotely over a VPN in support of the tests.
     "Saving money and reducing time to market, plus testing in a secure
 environment, are crucial to any software developer," says Dennis Adams, vice
 president of marketing for Tarantella. "Tarantella software provides
 developers with a secure and efficient testing environment, and IBM with a
 scalable and manageable way of providing access to that environment."
     "It is very important for developers to be able to choose where and how to
 test their products on IBM platforms," stated Todd Chase, program director,
 IBM Solution Partnership Centers. "Our new VPN offering allows remote testing
 of graphical user interface applications over the Internet, supporting leading
 technologies like Linux and the entire IBM eServer family."
 
     About IBM SPCs
      The Solution Partnership Centers
     Open industry standards and multi-platform environments continue to
 present new development challenges. Whether it be a customer request to ensure
 that an application runs on the latest IBM platform or Linux, or the desire to
 increase market share by targeting Windows NT**-based customers, the SPC
 provides the latest hardware and software for testing new applications. IBM
 teams of technical consultants are available to work with software developers
 to resolve a variety of technical challenges.
     The wide variety of hardware, middleware, and tools offered by the SPC for
 desktop, midrange and large system environments are simply too expensive for
 most development shops to keep on hand for testing purposes, yet at the same
 time they are critical to ensure product performance. By taking advantage of
 these benefits offered at the SPC, developers can expand their business, reach
 new markets, and develop their software more efficiently.
 
     About IBM
     IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years
 of leadership in helping businesses innovate. IBM software offers the wide
 range of applications, middleware and operating systems for all types of
 computing platforms, allowing customers to take full advantage of the new era
 of e-business. The fastest way to get more information about IBM software is
 through the IBM home page at www.ibm.com/software.
 
     About Tarantella
     Tarantella is a leading provider of Internet infrastructure software that
 enables employees anywhere web-based access to enterprise applications.
     The Tarantella Enterprise 3 solution instantly provides managed and secure
 Web access to enterprise mainframe, Windows, AS/400, Linux, and UNIX
 applications. It leverages existing IT assets to provide cost savings,
 improved productivity, and the flexibility to accommodate the rapid changes in
 organizations today. For further information go to www.tarantella.com.
 
     NOTE:  Tarantella, Tarantella Enterprise 3, and the Tarantella logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Tarantella, Inc., in the USA and other
 countries. Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All
 other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to
 identify products or services of their respective owners.
 
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SOURCE Tarantella, Inc.
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ --
 Tarantella, Inc., (Nasdaq:   TTLA), a leading provider of Internet
 infrastructure software, today announced that Tarantella Enterprise 3 software
 has been chosen as a main component in the new VPN (virtual private network)
 service offering at IBM's Solution Partnership Centers (SPCs) worldwide.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010504/TTLALOGO )
     This new service for IBM developer Business Partners will support porting
 and testing exercises using Linux, Windows, Macintosh and Solaris remote
 clients, and make virtual porting easier, faster and more cost effective. With
 Tarantella Enterprise 3, developers can access both traditional terminal and
 graphical interfaces directly, whereas before they had to either implement
 their own custom Graphical User Interface (GUI) support, or use terminal
 emulators.
     Tarantella software, an IBM(R) Server Proven(R) solution, allows
 applications based on any platform -- IBM OS/400 and IBM OS/390, Windows,
 Java, Linux, or UNIX systems -- to be delivered securely over the Internet,
 for access through a standard web browser.  Application reengineering or
 rewriting is not required, nor is installation of software on the client
 device or application server.  This allows the IBM SPCs to rapidly deploy the
 new VPN service and allows developers to easily connect and remotely test all
 their solutions.
     Software developers who, up to now, had to send quality assurance (QA)
 teams to the IBM SPC for testing activities, can leverage key skills of top
 engineers and lead developers remotely over a VPN in support of the tests.
     "Saving money and reducing time to market, plus testing in a secure
 environment, are crucial to any software developer," says Dennis Adams, vice
 president of marketing for Tarantella. "Tarantella software provides
 developers with a secure and efficient testing environment, and IBM with a
 scalable and manageable way of providing access to that environment."
     "It is very important for developers to be able to choose where and how to
 test their products on IBM platforms," stated Todd Chase, program director,
 IBM Solution Partnership Centers. "Our new VPN offering allows remote testing
 of graphical user interface applications over the Internet, supporting leading
 technologies like Linux and the entire IBM eServer family."
 
     About IBM SPCs
      The Solution Partnership Centers
     Open industry standards and multi-platform environments continue to
 present new development challenges. Whether it be a customer request to ensure
 that an application runs on the latest IBM platform or Linux, or the desire to
 increase market share by targeting Windows NT**-based customers, the SPC
 provides the latest hardware and software for testing new applications. IBM
 teams of technical consultants are available to work with software developers
 to resolve a variety of technical challenges.
     The wide variety of hardware, middleware, and tools offered by the SPC for
 desktop, midrange and large system environments are simply too expensive for
 most development shops to keep on hand for testing purposes, yet at the same
 time they are critical to ensure product performance. By taking advantage of
 these benefits offered at the SPC, developers can expand their business, reach
 new markets, and develop their software more efficiently.
 
     About IBM
     IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years
 of leadership in helping businesses innovate. IBM software offers the wide
 range of applications, middleware and operating systems for all types of
 computing platforms, allowing customers to take full advantage of the new era
 of e-business. The fastest way to get more information about IBM software is
 through the IBM home page at www.ibm.com/software.
 
     About Tarantella
     Tarantella is a leading provider of Internet infrastructure software that
 enables employees anywhere web-based access to enterprise applications.
     The Tarantella Enterprise 3 solution instantly provides managed and secure
 Web access to enterprise mainframe, Windows, AS/400, Linux, and UNIX
 applications. It leverages existing IT assets to provide cost savings,
 improved productivity, and the flexibility to accommodate the rapid changes in
 organizations today. For further information go to www.tarantella.com.
 
     NOTE:  Tarantella, Tarantella Enterprise 3, and the Tarantella logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Tarantella, Inc., in the USA and other
 countries. Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All
 other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to
 identify products or services of their respective owners.
 
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