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BW: IBM And Cobalt Agree to Market Chili!Soft ASP for AIX and Linux

Sep 13, 2000, 22:47 (0 Talkback[s])

"IBM today announced an expanded agreement with Chili!Soft, Inc., a subsidiary of Cobalt Networks, Inc., to deliver complete web hosting solutions to the UNIX environment. The new agreement will enable service providers to host dynamic web sites, using Chili!Soft ASP (Active Server Pages) software running on IBM's RS/6000 UNIX servers with the AIX operating system, along with IBM's DB2 Database, additional database drivers and the Apache Web Server in a complete install package."

"The IBM and Chili!Soft web hosting solution offers service providers and their customers the business edge needed to compete in today's electronic commerce environment," said Mike Kerr, vice president, IBM Product Management Web Server Division. "Internet service providers, web hosting companies, portals and web-based businesses are increasingly turning to the performance and reliability of IBM's RS/6000 web servers and the AIX operating system to help grow their online business."

"The packaged solution includes Chili!Soft ASP, the DB2 Client, Apache Web Server and Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions. "Chili!Soft and IBM recognize that interactive, dynamic Web sites and Web applications drive today's e-business success. Chili!Soft ASP allows users who host their Web site on IBM's AIX platform to quickly and easily build and deploy database-driven Web sites and applications using the powerful database features in FrontPage 2000," said Nancy Buchanan, lead product manager for FrontPage at Microsoft Corp. "Chili!Soft's cross-platform ASP strategy helps ensure that FrontPage 2000 will remain a leading Web site creation and management tool."

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