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SCO Brings New SCO OpenServer Preview to Application Developers and Customers

  • 03 August, 2004 10:01

<p>The SCO Group, Inc. ("SCO") (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX(R) operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, has announced the availability of the developer preview of Legend, the code-name for the next major release of SCO OpenServer. Legend will significantly increase the number of applications available to SCO OpenServer customers and build upon the strengths that the UNIX on Intel(R) and AMD(R) platform is best known for: bringing increased performance, scalability, reliability and security to the small-to-medium business and branch office environment.</p>
<p>Legend will provide customers with support for thousands of new applications and development tools through the latest Java(R) platform. New Java server technology and performance improvements will speed the development and deployment of Java solutions. Legend will include PostgreSQL(TM) and MySQL(TM) relational databases for tailored application development to meet unique customer needs. In addition, Legend will include a new developer environment to create a single application for use in the SCO OpenServer and UnixWare environments.</p>
<p>Other Legend directions include significantly increased performance and scalability for symmetric multi-processing (SMP) and load balancing capabilities. "The Legend Developer Preview already demonstrates performance increases in several areas including a 100 per cent improvement in file system speed," said Sandy Gupta, Vice President of Engineering, The SCO Group.</p>
<p>"SCO OpenServer has long had a reputation for reliability, and Legend will build upon this reputation," said Jeff Hunsaker, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SCO UNIX Division. "With an average of more than 20,000 hours of uptime before requiring a software reboot, customers will run their business-critical applications on the Legend release of SCO OpenServer with complete confidence."</p>
<p>One of the most important areas for many customers is security, and SCO OpenServer will deliver increased capabilities to ensure the most secure network environments for SCO customers. For example, Legend will include virtual private networking (VPN) to help businesses support their growing population of telecommuters and mobile workers. In addition, Legend will include encrypted file system and archive capabilities to meet the business needs of data integrity and privacy.</p>
<p>Web Services capabilities will also be an important component of Legend, and SCO will include the SCOx Web Services Substrate to help customers bring many of their applications that they previously used on SCO OpenServer into a Web Services environment. SCOx includes components such as SOAP and XML-based Web Services libraries and tools for developing new applications. The end result allows customers to share their data from existing or legacy applications in a Web environment without the need for reprogramming or porting of their applications, saving valuable time and money.</p>
<p>Pricing, Availability and Beta Program:</p>
<p>The Legend release of SCO OpenServer will be available during the 1st quarter of 2005. Pricing for this upgrade to SCO OpenServer will be announced as the product gets closer to shipping. The Legend Developer Preview is only being distributed to select attendees at this year's SCO Forum. Customers who purchase the SCO Update Service and SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 will receive the Legend upgrade upon release.</p>
<p>Future information about the upcoming Legend beta program and product release will be available at http://www.sco.com/openserver.</p>
<p>About SCO</p>
<p>The SCO Group (Nasdaq: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localised support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com.</p>
<p>SCO, SCO OpenServer and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX and UnixWare are registered trademarks of The Open Group. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.</p>
<p>For additional information, please contact:
Kieran O'Shaughnessy
The SCO Group
+61 2 9440 7577 (tel)</p>
<p>Press / Analyst Contact:
Michael Henderson
Gotley Nix Evans
+61 2 9957 5555 (tel)
+61 413 054 738 (mob)
sco@gne.com.au</p>

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