Tarantella Plays 'TAG' With Server and Thin Client Vendors

Sun, IBM, and Wyse Technology Join Other Market Leaders in Tarantella

Technology Alliance Group



May 07, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tarantella, Inc.

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ --
 Tarantella, Inc., (Nasdaq:   TTLA), a leading provider of application and data
 centralization solutions for controlling complex IT environments, today
 announced the formation of the Tarantella Technology Alliance Group (TAG).
 Initial alliance members include such industry leaders as Sun Microsystems,
 Inc., IBM and Wyse Technology.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010504/TTLALOGO )
     Aimed at unifying complimentary hardware and software solutions, TAG
 unites product vendors in both marketing and technology partnerships. TAG will
 promote product compatibility through an in-depth certification program and
 provide for joint promotion opportunities.
     "Tarantella's goal is to enable complex organizations to regain control of
 their IT environment. Many companies support this goal, providing products
 that simplify systems, add needed features and reduce costs," said
 Dennis Adams, vice president of worldwide marketing for Tarantella. "With this
 alliance, we're ensuring interoperability of products and a better experience
 for customers of all companies involved."
     Many of the TAG member companies will demonstrate products in the
 Tarantella booth at Networld+Interop in Las Vegas, including IBM, Sun, Wyse,
 Compaq, New Internet Computer Company (NIC), Amir Technologies, and Igel.
 Other founding TAG members include eSeSIX, IDS, Neoware and VXL.
     "Tarantella software has fully supported the IBM NetVista range of thin
 clients since their inception-in fact, we were the first Tarantella Enterprise
 3 certified  thin client-and we're pleased to have the opportunity to be a
 part of the TAG  initiative," said Howie Hunger, Director of Marketing, Net
 Devices Computing,  IBM. "The combination of Enterprise 3 with the NetVista
 N2200 or N2800 thin clients provides a compelling solution to control
 spiraling IT costs."
     "Tarantella complements the interoperability of the Sun Ray(TM) appliance
 architecture, as it allows fast, managed access to all Windows and UNIX
 platform-based applications, while centralizing control on reliable
 Solaris(TM) servers," said Robert Gianni, director of engineering, Sun Ray
 appliances, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "The TAG program allows us to continue
 working closely with Tarantella and provide our customers with additional,
 flexible, low-cost solutions for their network-based computing model."
     "Wyse and Tarantella enjoy a longstanding technology partnership -- we
 were the first to include embedded Tarantella software capabilities in our
 general purpose and thin client terminals, and many of the latest Tarantella
 client developments are a result of that early work," said John Truitt,
 director of product management for Wyse. "Our Winterm 8000 series and Netier
 Linux-based devices work fantastically with Tarantella Enterprise 3,
 delivering numerous benefits to enterprises."
     As part of the program, partner's products are "tagged" with the
 Tarantella TAG Certified logo to highlight their compatibility with Tarantella
 solutions.
     Tarantella software products can be seen with the TAG partners at
 NetWorld+Interop in Las Vegas in booth 5715. A full list of TAG partners,
 along with details of how to join, is shown on the Tarantella Web site
 www.tarantella.com.
 
     Customer comments on Tarantella Enterprise 3
 
     IGEL, Ralf Gehrmann, Product Manager
     "Our thin-client initiative will really benefit from our alliance with
 Tarantella," said Ralf Gehrmann, Product Manager, IGEL. "The Tarantella
 embedded native client solves two long standing issues in the thin client
 arena-the performance of browsers on UNIX and our ability to lower costs. We
 expect our membership of the TAG initiative to be mutually beneficial."
 
     Neoware, Paul Acton, VP of Business Development
     "Neoware's industry leading embedded Linux solution forms the foundation
 of our award winning thin client devices. The new Tarantella embedded client
 for Linux allows us to integrate even more closely with Tarantella products
 while maintaining the highest levels of performance. We have been working with
 Tarantella for some time now and are pleased to see the formation of TAG,"
 said Paul Acton, VP of Business Development, Neoware.
 
     New Internet Computer Company (NIC), Chris Troussiex, Director of Sales
     "NIC produces the most cost effective thin client solution available
 today. NIC is based on the power, reliability and flexibility of Linux which,
 combined with the new Tarantella embedded client and a $199 price tag, gives
 companies both control and cost saving," said Chris Troussieux, Director of
 Sales, NIC. "We see the TAG program as a great extension of our current work
 with Tarantella. This is a tremendous opportunity and we're pleased to be a
 founding member of the alliance."
 
      Amir Technology Labs, Inc. (ATL), Michel C. Zala, Vice President of
 Sales/Marketing
      "ATL is dedicated to designing and marketing thin clients, network
 computers, Internet appliances and specialized graphics products for Unix and
 Windows NT integration solutions for the Retail/POS, enterprise, hospitality
 and healthcare industries," said Michel Zala, Vice President of Sales and
 Marketing, Amir Technology Labs, Inc.  "Tarantella, a major force in
 enterprise computing, hosted solutions and eCommerce, provides
 state-of-the-art software that delivers applications through a Web browser and
 enables companies to deploy applications over heterogeneous platforms in a
 very efficient manner. Tarantella is therefore a natural partner for ATL's
 offering and we therefore embrace the TAG opportunity full-heartedly."
 
     About Tarantella, Inc.
     Tarantella, Inc. provides a web-based solution that allows customers to
 regain control of their IT environment. Tarantella Enterprise 3 software,
 utilizing the world-wide web, is the first non-intrusive application and data
 centralization solution that simplifies administration and securely speeds
 access to Windows, mainframe, AS/400, web-based, Linux, Java and UNIX
 applications. For more 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. 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 in the
 U.S. and other countries. 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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SOURCE Tarantella, Inc.
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ --
 Tarantella, Inc., (Nasdaq:   TTLA), a leading provider of application and data
 centralization solutions for controlling complex IT environments, today
 announced the formation of the Tarantella Technology Alliance Group (TAG).
 Initial alliance members include such industry leaders as Sun Microsystems,
 Inc., IBM and Wyse Technology.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010504/TTLALOGO )
     Aimed at unifying complimentary hardware and software solutions, TAG
 unites product vendors in both marketing and technology partnerships. TAG will
 promote product compatibility through an in-depth certification program and
 provide for joint promotion opportunities.
     "Tarantella's goal is to enable complex organizations to regain control of
 their IT environment. Many companies support this goal, providing products
 that simplify systems, add needed features and reduce costs," said
 Dennis Adams, vice president of worldwide marketing for Tarantella. "With this
 alliance, we're ensuring interoperability of products and a better experience
 for customers of all companies involved."
     Many of the TAG member companies will demonstrate products in the
 Tarantella booth at Networld+Interop in Las Vegas, including IBM, Sun, Wyse,
 Compaq, New Internet Computer Company (NIC), Amir Technologies, and Igel.
 Other founding TAG members include eSeSIX, IDS, Neoware and VXL.
     "Tarantella software has fully supported the IBM NetVista range of thin
 clients since their inception-in fact, we were the first Tarantella Enterprise
 3 certified  thin client-and we're pleased to have the opportunity to be a
 part of the TAG  initiative," said Howie Hunger, Director of Marketing, Net
 Devices Computing,  IBM. "The combination of Enterprise 3 with the NetVista
 N2200 or N2800 thin clients provides a compelling solution to control
 spiraling IT costs."
     "Tarantella complements the interoperability of the Sun Ray(TM) appliance
 architecture, as it allows fast, managed access to all Windows and UNIX
 platform-based applications, while centralizing control on reliable
 Solaris(TM) servers," said Robert Gianni, director of engineering, Sun Ray
 appliances, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "The TAG program allows us to continue
 working closely with Tarantella and provide our customers with additional,
 flexible, low-cost solutions for their network-based computing model."
     "Wyse and Tarantella enjoy a longstanding technology partnership -- we
 were the first to include embedded Tarantella software capabilities in our
 general purpose and thin client terminals, and many of the latest Tarantella
 client developments are a result of that early work," said John Truitt,
 director of product management for Wyse. "Our Winterm 8000 series and Netier
 Linux-based devices work fantastically with Tarantella Enterprise 3,
 delivering numerous benefits to enterprises."
     As part of the program, partner's products are "tagged" with the
 Tarantella TAG Certified logo to highlight their compatibility with Tarantella
 solutions.
     Tarantella software products can be seen with the TAG partners at
 NetWorld+Interop in Las Vegas in booth 5715. A full list of TAG partners,
 along with details of how to join, is shown on the Tarantella Web site
 www.tarantella.com.
 
     Customer comments on Tarantella Enterprise 3
 
     IGEL, Ralf Gehrmann, Product Manager
     "Our thin-client initiative will really benefit from our alliance with
 Tarantella," said Ralf Gehrmann, Product Manager, IGEL. "The Tarantella
 embedded native client solves two long standing issues in the thin client
 arena-the performance of browsers on UNIX and our ability to lower costs. We
 expect our membership of the TAG initiative to be mutually beneficial."
 
     Neoware, Paul Acton, VP of Business Development
     "Neoware's industry leading embedded Linux solution forms the foundation
 of our award winning thin client devices. The new Tarantella embedded client
 for Linux allows us to integrate even more closely with Tarantella products
 while maintaining the highest levels of performance. We have been working with
 Tarantella for some time now and are pleased to see the formation of TAG,"
 said Paul Acton, VP of Business Development, Neoware.
 
     New Internet Computer Company (NIC), Chris Troussiex, Director of Sales
     "NIC produces the most cost effective thin client solution available
 today. NIC is based on the power, reliability and flexibility of Linux which,
 combined with the new Tarantella embedded client and a $199 price tag, gives
 companies both control and cost saving," said Chris Troussieux, Director of
 Sales, NIC. "We see the TAG program as a great extension of our current work
 with Tarantella. This is a tremendous opportunity and we're pleased to be a
 founding member of the alliance."
 
      Amir Technology Labs, Inc. (ATL), Michel C. Zala, Vice President of
 Sales/Marketing
      "ATL is dedicated to designing and marketing thin clients, network
 computers, Internet appliances and specialized graphics products for Unix and
 Windows NT integration solutions for the Retail/POS, enterprise, hospitality
 and healthcare industries," said Michel Zala, Vice President of Sales and
 Marketing, Amir Technology Labs, Inc.  "Tarantella, a major force in
 enterprise computing, hosted solutions and eCommerce, provides
 state-of-the-art software that delivers applications through a Web browser and
 enables companies to deploy applications over heterogeneous platforms in a
 very efficient manner. Tarantella is therefore a natural partner for ATL's
 offering and we therefore embrace the TAG opportunity full-heartedly."
 
     About Tarantella, Inc.
     Tarantella, Inc. provides a web-based solution that allows customers to
 regain control of their IT environment. Tarantella Enterprise 3 software,
 utilizing the world-wide web, is the first non-intrusive application and data
 centralization solution that simplifies administration and securely speeds
 access to Windows, mainframe, AS/400, web-based, Linux, Java and UNIX
 applications. For more 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. 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 in the
 U.S. and other countries. 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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