Enables FrontPage for Linux on IBM eServer zSeries
General Availability Announced Following Testing at Telia and
Chelmsford, MA. – June
6, 2002 -- Ready-to-Run Software (RTR) today has
announced the general availability of the Microsoft® FrontPage™
Server Extensions completed under an agreement with IBM for SuSE®
Linux® on zSeries. IBM, a global leader in information technology,
required support for the widely distributed web-publishing tool in order to
complete the product offering for the robust zSeries mainframe as part of its
continuing Linux initiatives.
Ready-to-Run Software, under a
separate contract with Microsoft Corp., provides ongoing engineering,
maintenance and related support services for the Microsoft FrontPage Server
Extensions within non-Windows configurations. Prior to general release, RTR
worked through beta testing with two European giants who have made the leap to
Linux running on the IBM zSeries platform. British Telecom, one of the world’s
largest telecommunication providers, and Telia AB, Scandinavia’s largest
telecommunications and internet service provider and the first European company
to deploy a commercial system based on Linux, were the participants in the
successful beta program with RTR.
"Due to our background with both
FrontPage and with deployment of applications across multiple platforms, RTR
could readily support IBM in providing this component of their Linux initiative.
This effort is indicative of how our skills and tools can play a role in making
hardware and application vendors successful," said Jeff Moskow, CEO at RTR. "RTR
will now make the server extensions generally available for all zSeries
customers." Contact RTR directly for more information or visit the company
website (https://www.rtr.com) for download instructions.
About Ready-to-Run Software
Ready-to-Run Software is the
industry leader in cross-platform and software porting services helping
companies migrate and support their solutions across various platforms,
operating systems, architectures and technologies. Operating since 1991, RTR
clients include companies such as IBM Corporation, Microsoft, 3M Corporation,
Sun Microsystems, America Online, Agilent, Alcatel, TRW, and SpeechWorks
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