"Cobalt Networks, Inc., a leading provider of server appliances,
today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to
acquire privately-held Chili!Soft, Inc., provider of software
solutions for platform-independent Active Server Pages (ASP), the
Microsoft-led standard for the rapid development and deployment of
interactive Web applications."
"'The hosting market is driven by Web-based applications. By
integrating Chili!Soft Active Server Pages technology to Cobalt's
server appliances, we believe we will bridge the gap between
Microsoft development tools and the Linux operating system,' said
Stephen DeWitt, president and CEO, Cobalt Networks, Inc.
'Microsoft Web tools are the most commonly used tools in the
developer community. This acquisition enables Cobalt to share in
the largest pool of qualified developers and significantly expand
the number of solutions available for service providers using the
"Chili!Soft ASP, which won a recent award at LinuxWorld as "Best
of Show for intranet/extranet product," is supported by industry
leading Web development tools such as Microsoft Visual InterDev and
FrontPage, Macromedia Drumbeat, NetObjects ScriptBuilder and
Allaire HomeSite. Chili!Soft ASP is compatible with databases from
Oracle, Informix, Sybase, IBM, MySQL, and Computer Associates.
Chili!Soft technology enables ASP to be built and deployed on
leading Web servers such as Apache and Netscape and operating
systems including Linux, UNIX, and Windows NT."
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