ComputerWorld: SCO makes ASP play

“The Santa Cruz Operation Inc. is positioning its Tarantella
application broker technology as a platform for application service
providers. A new Tarantella version due in May will be offered to
ASPs under a novel ‘per-hour’ pricing model.”

“Tarantella, which competes with Citrix Systems Inc.’s
MetaFrame, allows any client system equipped with a Java-enabled
Web browser to access applications running on diverse server
platforms including Windows NT, Unix and mainframe operating

“Chris Clabaugh, CEO of Allegrix Inc., a Santa Clara,
Calif.-based ASP, is using Tarantella to combine applications
running under Windows, Linux and other operating systems into a
seamless whole. He said he hasn’t found any other software to do
‘If you’re (running) Windows everywhere, Tarantella
doesn’t have a great story.’ “