SCO Showcases Latest In Network Computing for Real-World Environments
April 29, 1997
At Internet Showcase today, SCO (Nasdaq: SCOC), a leading supplier of UNIX server systems is presenting a major multi-vendor demonstration of real-world network computing for businesses of all sizes.
Integrating SCO's industry-leading server software and new Tarantella technology with a wide variety of business applications and low-cost, Java enabled clients, the presentation will truly showcase the Internet Way of computing in action.
"The sudden availability of NCs from so many major OEMs, and the explosive development of Java based applications for corporate environments, is clear evidence that we're crossing the threshold into the next wave of distributed computing," said Doug Michels, SCO's executive vice president and chief technical officer. "SCO has always been dedicated to bringing the advantages of open systems to business-critical computing. This demonstration clearly proves that vendor-neutral, network computing is ideally suited to real-world office environments, and shows how SCO can prepare customers for this paradigm shift today."
The Internet Way of Computing in Action
Last year SCO set forth a new corporate commitment to evolve its product offerings to support the Internet Way of Computing -- a server-centric application environment based an client neutrality and open Internet standards. SCO will combine the SCO OpenServer and SCO UnixWare systems, its Tarantella technology, and SCO WebTop interface -- a component of Tarantella -- to give attendees of Internet Showcase the chance to witness a full office environment built on this premise. SCO's demonstration delivers an the concept of any application to any client, anywhere.
The Tarantella technology is SCO's new, powerful network-based technology that allows any application to be delivered to any client on the network. Tarantella handles deployment of those applications and the management of user access and user state, so that application builders do not need to worry about the location or type of device from which the applications are accessed. It's intelligence in the networld.
The SCO WebTop Interface is an HMTL, Java-based desktop which displays animated Motif icons for launching applications. This new desktop allows users and system administrators to hand-pick applications off their network. Because this model is based on standards, users have the freedom to run any off-the-shelf application.
For this demonstration, SCO will utilize a series of commercially available business, office and mainframe applications residing on a central server, and access them via the SCO WebTop using standard Internet-based communications. Applications include:
-- Mainframe Applications - Enterprise/Access by Apertus Technologies provides access to mainframe applications over a corporate intranet or extranet;
-- Office Productivity - Corel Office for Java from Corel Corporation is a full suite of office productivity tools written in 100% Java;
-- Calendaring - Synchronize from CrossWind Technologies is a thin-client calendaring/scheduling application for corporate intranets;
-- Network Security - IntraVerse from DASCOM, Inc. enables businesses to secure and manage the use of network-based applications, locally and remotely;
-- Accounting/Business Applications - Infinity Power, Data Pro Accounting Software's accounting suite seamlessly integrates accounting data with the rest of normal business applications throughout the network and over the Internet, and;
-- Faxing - VSI-FAX Gold from V-Systems, Inc. is a powerful, and reliable TCP/IP based fax server for all fax enabled applications and desktop fax users.
The Internet Way of Computing embodies support for any client today as well as the clients of the future. To demonstrate client neutrality, SCO selected a variety of commercially-available display devices from Industry leading companies. All displaying the SCO WebTop Interface, clients include the WYSE Winterm 4300 NC, the Unisys Aquanta NC, The NCD Explora and HMXpro NCs, the HDS @workStation Supra-66, and a Windows 95 PC.
Michels added, "The industry has been anticipating and talking about this new model of distributed computing for quite a while. SCO and its partners are demonstrating its power and freedom right here and now."
Internet Showcase is in San Diego, California from April 28-30. For more Information on Internet Showcase, please see http://www.internetshowcase.com.
SCO is the world's loading supplier of UNIX server operating systems, and a leading provider of client-integration software that integrates Windows PCs and other clients with UNIX servers from all major vendors. SCO is committed to bringing the Internet Way of Computing to business-critical environments of all sizes. SCO business critical servers run the critical, day-to-day operations of large branch organizations in retail, finance, telecom, and government, as well as corporate departments and small to medium-sized businesses of every kind. SCO sells and supports its products through a worldwide network of distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and OEMs.
SCO, The Santa Cruz Operation, the SCO logo, SCO OpenServer, UnixWare, Tarantella, Internet Way of Computing, and SCO WebTop are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. in the USA and other countries. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the US 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: Santa Cruz Operation
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