Sun-Netscape Adds Messaging, Web Server

Rounding out its iPlanet portfolio, the
Sun-Netscape Alliance Tuesday launched the iPlanet Messaging Server and iPlanet Web
Server software, with support for Red Hat Linux.


These latest additions, introduced at LinuxWorld this week, join the iPlanet
directory server and iPlanet administrator software rolled out in previous
months. The scalability and low cost of iPlanet server products combined
with the Linux operating system affords clients the resources to grow their
Internet Service Provider (ISP) businesses or roll out services to
enterprise users.


iPlanet server software for Red Hat (RHAT)
Linux provides enterprise customers and ISPs with scalability, reliability
and the open standards support of Linux. iPlanet’s goal is to offer
customers strategies for deploying core Internet services, allowing IT teams
to focus on developing applications rather than management of basic
services like e-mail, directory and Web.


“The scalable, carrier-grade iPlanet directory, messaging and Web server
software naturally complements the Red Hat platform and offers customers
out-of-the-box solutions for deploying Internet services for their
business,” said Paul McNamara, general manager of the enterprise business
unit at Red Hat.


According to market research firm International Data Corp. Linux is the
fastest growing operating system for servers. IDC projects that commercial
shipments of Linux will grow at a compound annual rate of 25 percent from
1999 through 2003, with other server operating systems growing at about 12
percent during the same span.


The entire iPlanet portfolio is available for download and evaluation from
the iPlanet Web
site
. iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions is part of the Sun-Netscape Alliance,
established by America Online Inc. (AOL)
and Sun Microsystems Inc. (SUNW).

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