Tarantella and iCan SP Serve ASP Market with New Alliance

xSPs Can Improve Service, Time-to-Market, Profitability, and Reliability



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from iCan SP

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., and ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
 Tarantella, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   SCOC), and iCan SP, Inc., a subsidiary of Computer Associates
 International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA), specializing in business and operations
 support software for xSPs, today announced a joint marketing and sales
 agreement, through which the two companies will leverage each other's
 technologies to provide complete solutions for hosted-service and
 infrastructure providers.
     Tarantella, a major force in enterprise computing, hosted solutions and
 eCommerce, provides state-of-the-art software that delivers applications
 through a Web browser. iCan SP offers the industry's only comprehensive,
 end-to-end business operations solution for the hosted-services environment.
 Together, Tarantella Enterprise 3 and the iCan Provider Suite enable large
 enterprises to provide applications via the Web. Using these paired offerings,
 both enterprises and xSPs can provision applications, manage service levels
 and support a wide range of hosted services.
     "The market has clearly defined the need for service providers -- and that
 includes many corporate IT departments -- to focus on core business
 competencies," said iCan CEO Nancy Li. "Combining the strength of Tarantella
 Enterprise 3 and the iCan Provider Suite underscores our commitment to support
 that focus. Tarantella and iCan make xSPs more pervasive, more profitable, and
 more reliable, while helping to reduce their time to market with new service
 offerings."
     "The chronic, persistent IT shortage has made it difficult for businesses
 to operate at today's competitive pace," said Dennis Adams, vice president of
 world-wide marketing for Tarantella, Inc. "Smart companies are turning to
 service provider models, using Web-client technologies to help them extend
 their reach to employees, customers and suppliers around the world. Together,
 iCan SP and Tarantella will offer xSPs -- including self-servicing
 enterprises -- the means to create reliable, robust, end-to-end solutions
 without disruption or major infrastructure overhauls."
     Tarantella Enterprise 3 software Web-enables and supports the central
 management of applications running on Windows, UNIX, Linux, AS/400 and
 mainframe computers without rewrites, so that they can be instantly deployed
 to authorized users anywhere, anytime. Because it is compatible with
 Web-based, as well as traditional and client/server applications, Tarantella
 is a key component to the adoption of the Web as the ultimate user and
 administration interface and integration environment.
     The iCan Provider Suite lets hosted-service providers provision, meter,
 manage, bill and brand their services in a highly automated and flexible
 manner that meets their customers' varied requirements. Components of the iCan
 Provider Suite include:
 
     -- iCan Meter -- lets xSPs collect usage and performance data across all
        domains and generate activity reports.
     -- iCan Assure -- lets xSPs predefine service packages to meet a wide
        range of customer requirements.
     -- iCan Provision -- allows xSP's customers to select and order the
        service package that best meets their needs.
     -- iCan Bill -- provides real-time usage and event-based billing.
     -- iCan View -- lets xSPs and their customers view, access and administer
        their services through a customizable portal.
 
     Using Tarantella Enterprise 3 and the iCan Provider Suite gives
 hosted-service providers the ability to deliver, support and centrally manage
 any application via the Web, along with a complete range of customer service,
 administrative and billing services. xSPs can obtain all the necessary
 software for this complete solution through a single source-either Tarantella,
 iCan SP or any of either company's authorized channel partners.
     "Suppliers and customers can only recognize the merits of an xSP offering
 when the service is supported by a solid delivery and management
 infrastructure," said Amy Mizoras, Senior Analyst at IDC. "The combined
 Tarantella and iCan SP solution can help service providers or enterprises
 enable, manage, and support the Web-delivery of their applications."
 
     About Tarantella, Inc.
     Tarantella, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Santa Cruz Operation,
 Inc., promotes Web-enabling software technologies that connect clients,
 server-based applications, and networks. The Tarantella product line includes
 Tarantella Enterprise 3 Web-enabling software for large companies and
 organizations; Tarantella Enterprise 3, ASP Edition, for Application Service
 Providers; and Tarantella Express for workgroup and departmental environments.
 Tarantella products provide access to Microsoft Windows, mainframe, AS/400,
 Linux and UNIX applications. For more information, go to
 http://www.tarantella.com.
 
     About iCan SP
     iCan SP, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Computer Associates
 International, Inc. (CA), provides business and operations support software
 for the hosted-services industry. iCan's software solutions enable xSPs and
 others to enhance their service offerings and further capitalize on today's
 rapidly growing market for hosted services. For more information visit
 http://www.icansp.com.
 
     About Computer Associates
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers The Software
 That Manages eBusiness. CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization. Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies. For more information, please visit http://ca.com.
 
     The Santa Cruz Operation, SCO, Tarantella, Tarantella Enterprise 3,
 Tarantella Enterprise 3, ASP Edition, Tarantella 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 trademark of The Open Group in the
 United States and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of
 Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries. Linux is a trademark of
 Linus Torvalds. AS/400 is a registered trademark of International Business
 Machines Corporation in the USA 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.
 
 

SOURCE iCan SP
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., and ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
 Tarantella, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   SCOC), and iCan SP, Inc., a subsidiary of Computer Associates
 International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA), specializing in business and operations
 support software for xSPs, today announced a joint marketing and sales
 agreement, through which the two companies will leverage each other's
 technologies to provide complete solutions for hosted-service and
 infrastructure providers.
     Tarantella, a major force in enterprise computing, hosted solutions and
 eCommerce, provides state-of-the-art software that delivers applications
 through a Web browser. iCan SP offers the industry's only comprehensive,
 end-to-end business operations solution for the hosted-services environment.
 Together, Tarantella Enterprise 3 and the iCan Provider Suite enable large
 enterprises to provide applications via the Web. Using these paired offerings,
 both enterprises and xSPs can provision applications, manage service levels
 and support a wide range of hosted services.
     "The market has clearly defined the need for service providers -- and that
 includes many corporate IT departments -- to focus on core business
 competencies," said iCan CEO Nancy Li. "Combining the strength of Tarantella
 Enterprise 3 and the iCan Provider Suite underscores our commitment to support
 that focus. Tarantella and iCan make xSPs more pervasive, more profitable, and
 more reliable, while helping to reduce their time to market with new service
 offerings."
     "The chronic, persistent IT shortage has made it difficult for businesses
 to operate at today's competitive pace," said Dennis Adams, vice president of
 world-wide marketing for Tarantella, Inc. "Smart companies are turning to
 service provider models, using Web-client technologies to help them extend
 their reach to employees, customers and suppliers around the world. Together,
 iCan SP and Tarantella will offer xSPs -- including self-servicing
 enterprises -- the means to create reliable, robust, end-to-end solutions
 without disruption or major infrastructure overhauls."
     Tarantella Enterprise 3 software Web-enables and supports the central
 management of applications running on Windows, UNIX, Linux, AS/400 and
 mainframe computers without rewrites, so that they can be instantly deployed
 to authorized users anywhere, anytime. Because it is compatible with
 Web-based, as well as traditional and client/server applications, Tarantella
 is a key component to the adoption of the Web as the ultimate user and
 administration interface and integration environment.
     The iCan Provider Suite lets hosted-service providers provision, meter,
 manage, bill and brand their services in a highly automated and flexible
 manner that meets their customers' varied requirements. Components of the iCan
 Provider Suite include:
 
     -- iCan Meter -- lets xSPs collect usage and performance data across all
        domains and generate activity reports.
     -- iCan Assure -- lets xSPs predefine service packages to meet a wide
        range of customer requirements.
     -- iCan Provision -- allows xSP's customers to select and order the
        service package that best meets their needs.
     -- iCan Bill -- provides real-time usage and event-based billing.
     -- iCan View -- lets xSPs and their customers view, access and administer
        their services through a customizable portal.
 
     Using Tarantella Enterprise 3 and the iCan Provider Suite gives
 hosted-service providers the ability to deliver, support and centrally manage
 any application via the Web, along with a complete range of customer service,
 administrative and billing services. xSPs can obtain all the necessary
 software for this complete solution through a single source-either Tarantella,
 iCan SP or any of either company's authorized channel partners.
     "Suppliers and customers can only recognize the merits of an xSP offering
 when the service is supported by a solid delivery and management
 infrastructure," said Amy Mizoras, Senior Analyst at IDC. "The combined
 Tarantella and iCan SP solution can help service providers or enterprises
 enable, manage, and support the Web-delivery of their applications."
 
     About Tarantella, Inc.
     Tarantella, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Santa Cruz Operation,
 Inc., promotes Web-enabling software technologies that connect clients,
 server-based applications, and networks. The Tarantella product line includes
 Tarantella Enterprise 3 Web-enabling software for large companies and
 organizations; Tarantella Enterprise 3, ASP Edition, for Application Service
 Providers; and Tarantella Express for workgroup and departmental environments.
 Tarantella products provide access to Microsoft Windows, mainframe, AS/400,
 Linux and UNIX applications. For more information, go to
 http://www.tarantella.com.
 
     About iCan SP
     iCan SP, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Computer Associates
 International, Inc. (CA), provides business and operations support software
 for the hosted-services industry. iCan's software solutions enable xSPs and
 others to enhance their service offerings and further capitalize on today's
 rapidly growing market for hosted services. For more information visit
 http://www.icansp.com.
 
     About Computer Associates
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers The Software
 That Manages eBusiness. CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization. Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies. For more information, please visit http://ca.com.
 
     The Santa Cruz Operation, SCO, Tarantella, Tarantella Enterprise 3,
 Tarantella Enterprise 3, ASP Edition, Tarantella 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 trademark of The Open Group in the
 United States and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of
 Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries. Linux is a trademark of
 Linus Torvalds. AS/400 is a registered trademark of International Business
 Machines Corporation in the USA 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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