by November 10, 2003 0 comments



Managing applications running on network nodes in large enterprise can be a major headache. Application errors and crashes, new updates and patches, unwanted applications being installed by users are just a few of the problems. With tarantella you might be able to take care of some of them. All your users would need is a Web browser on their systems or a client that comes with this software and they would be able to run all their applications through it. The software lets you allocate any application running on a Unix/Linux server to any user on your network. 

Tarantella installs over any Unix, Linux or Solaris machine with a minimum requirement of 320 MB hard disk space, 256 MB RAM and 100 MHZ processing power for itself. Additionally, it requires about 1 MB RAM and about 5 MHz processing power for each user connected to the server. Plus, it needs a Web server that supports CGI. The software also supports the creation of a Server Array to provide a Power Cluster, which boosts the scalability of the product.

What it does
Tarantella is capable of providing any legacy applications running over Unix/Linux through the Web by using a WebServer on its backend. And any device having a browser can access these applications from anywhere through the Internet or intranet.

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Price : Rs 10,000 to 25,000 per user (warranty: annual technical support costs 20% extra and includes updates and upgrades) 
Key specs : Easy installation, supports almost every type of client including Pocket
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Contact : Insight Computech, Delhi.
Tel : 51521222. 
E-mail : ncsharma@insightcomputech.com  

The software also comes with bundled native clients, which can be used instead of the Web browser. The CD we received had clients for Win 9x/2000/XP, Solaris Sparc, Linux and PocketPC. It can also run from a Citrix-based thin client, and you can get clients for Novell NetWare, Mac and SUN Linux from tarantella’s website (http://tarantella. com). See article Manage Users’ Apps, page 64 on how to setup tarentella

Anindya Roy

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