Tarantella Signs Distribution Agreement With Alternative Technology

Alternative Technology to Provide Tarantella Web-Enabling Software to

Channel Partners, Resellers, VARs, and System Integrators



Dec 14, 2000, 00:00 ET from Tarantella, Inc.

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarantella, Inc., a wholly
 owned subsidiary of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SCOC), and
 Alternative Technology, Inc. today announced that they have signed an
 agreement for Alternative Technology to distribute the Tarantella web-enabling
 product line.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990421/SCOLOGO)
 
     Terms of the agreement call for Alternative Technology to provide
 Tarantella software to value-added resellers and system integrators that
 specialize in enterprise application deployment solutions for secure
 publishing, remote delivery and management of hosted applications, in the US
 and Canada.
     "Alternative Technology is a pioneer in the server centric market place,"
 said Wayne Bergland, vice president, North America sales for Tarantella, Inc.
 "As a value added distributor they understand what it takes to bring new
 technology to the market. Their expertise will help Tarantella focus on the
 right resellers to ensure success."
     "Tarantella is a perfect addition to IT organizations looking to deploy
 diverse applications securely over the web with ease and speed," said Tom
 Zorn, executive vice president of marketing and technology at Alternative
 Technology. "Additionally, Tarantella product is a non-intrusive solution that
 scales to thousands of users and allows all applications to be published and
 managed through a central control point.  Our mission is to provide our VARs
 and system integrators with the most comprehensive mix of products to succeed
 in the thin client market.  We see tremendous growth opportunity for our
 partners as the Tarantella market grows."
     Alternative Technologies, Inc. is actively recruiting new channel
 partners, resellers, VARs, and system integrators for the Tarantella product
 line and other thin client solutions.  For more information, please contact
 Alternative Technologies at sales@alttech.com .
 
     About Alternative Technologies, Inc.
     Alternative Technology, Inc. (www.alttech.com ), in business since 1986,
 has been a value-added distributor of communications technology for over
 14 years.  Specializing in the Thin Client Computing, Bandwidth Management,
 Wireless Networking and the Wide-Area Networking arena, Alternative
 Technology, Inc has become the leader in distributing a wide range of
 products, services, support and education to the networking VAR community.
 
     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 .
 
     The Santa Cruz Operation, SCO, SCO OpenServer, UnixWare, Tarantella,
 Enterprise 3, 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.
 
 

SOURCE Tarantella, Inc.
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarantella, Inc., a wholly
 owned subsidiary of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SCOC), and
 Alternative Technology, Inc. today announced that they have signed an
 agreement for Alternative Technology to distribute the Tarantella web-enabling
 product line.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990421/SCOLOGO)
 
     Terms of the agreement call for Alternative Technology to provide
 Tarantella software to value-added resellers and system integrators that
 specialize in enterprise application deployment solutions for secure
 publishing, remote delivery and management of hosted applications, in the US
 and Canada.
     "Alternative Technology is a pioneer in the server centric market place,"
 said Wayne Bergland, vice president, North America sales for Tarantella, Inc.
 "As a value added distributor they understand what it takes to bring new
 technology to the market. Their expertise will help Tarantella focus on the
 right resellers to ensure success."
     "Tarantella is a perfect addition to IT organizations looking to deploy
 diverse applications securely over the web with ease and speed," said Tom
 Zorn, executive vice president of marketing and technology at Alternative
 Technology. "Additionally, Tarantella product is a non-intrusive solution that
 scales to thousands of users and allows all applications to be published and
 managed through a central control point.  Our mission is to provide our VARs
 and system integrators with the most comprehensive mix of products to succeed
 in the thin client market.  We see tremendous growth opportunity for our
 partners as the Tarantella market grows."
     Alternative Technologies, Inc. is actively recruiting new channel
 partners, resellers, VARs, and system integrators for the Tarantella product
 line and other thin client solutions.  For more information, please contact
 Alternative Technologies at sales@alttech.com .
 
     About Alternative Technologies, Inc.
     Alternative Technology, Inc. (www.alttech.com ), in business since 1986,
 has been a value-added distributor of communications technology for over
 14 years.  Specializing in the Thin Client Computing, Bandwidth Management,
 Wireless Networking and the Wide-Area Networking arena, Alternative
 Technology, Inc has become the leader in distributing a wide range of
 products, services, support and education to the networking VAR community.
 
     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 .
 
     The Santa Cruz Operation, SCO, SCO OpenServer, UnixWare, Tarantella,
 Enterprise 3, 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.
 
 SOURCE  Tarantella, Inc.