We use the latest technologies to deploy our
solutions. Windows 2000 and IIS 5.0 are highly available
solutions from Microsoft. We support Microsoft's SQL Server 7.0
for all of our e-commerce and backend database needs. With
windows 2000 advanced server clustering we can scale the
solutions we develop into enterprise applications.
Internet Information Server 5.0....
Integration with Windows NT Server
Windows NT Server is a high-performance, reliable, secure, and easy-to-manage
server for sharing information and running applications in the most demanding
businesses. Only Windows NT Server can enlist integrated Web services to easily
extend these strengths to your intranet.
|IIS provides the highest performance of any Web server on Windows NT
Server and delivers superior price performance to comparable UNIX-based
systems. In addition, the application services of Windows NT Server provide
a reliable and scaleable platform for building and deploying Web-based
|Only IIS brings the security of Windows NT Server to your Web site,
without additional configuration, to protect your information with the ease
of a single user directory and the ability to log on to a network.
|Windows NT Server with IIS is the only solution that provides an
integrated set of tools for running and managing all of your network, Web,
and application services reducing training time for administrators.|
Publish and share information easily
Innovative Web publishing features, customizable tools, and new wizard
technologies unique to Internet Information Server 4.0, make Windows NT Server
with IIS the easiest way to publish information and share it securely over
corporate intranets and the Internet.
|Easily create professional-quality Web pages and publish entire sites,
without knowing any HTML, by enlisting new wizards and templates.
|Publish information to the Web quickly and easily using a Web browser, the
Web publishing wizard, or FTP. |
|Share files and data on Windows NT, Novell NetWare and UNIX servers, and
over 55 databases, including Microsoft SQL ServerTM,
Oracle, and Sybase databases. |
|Search securely and easily for content in HTML and Microsoft Office
document types, and multiple languages.|
Build and run Web applications
Web applications can simplify business processes, such as expense reporting,
benefits management, purchasing, inventory management, marketing, and sales.
Only IIS 4.0 provides everything you need to deploy reliable, scalable Web
applications on Windows NT Server to meet these business needs.
|Protect applications and Web sites from failure caused by misbehaving
components or Web-applications on the server, by running them in separate
memory spaces a feature known as process isolation. |
|Rapidly create scalable Web applications using built-in distributed
application services that automatically scale to serve thousands of
simultaneous users. Only Windows NT Server with IIS provides this built-in
capability. Developers can now focus on the business solution rather than
the complexities typically associated with server application development.
|Developers can use languages they already know to develop components and
applications. And, they can do it faster than on any other platform with
Active Server Pages, a language-neutral, compile-free scripting environment;
a key advantage for Rapid Application Development. |
|Developers familiar with desktop applications, written in any language,
can now write and easily debug components and applications that run on the
|Use the integrated Java Virtual Machine to provide a reliable and
high-performance environment for running Java components on the server with
Active Server Pages.|
Manage your Web sites
Powerful management tools in IIS 4.0 will help you easily set up Web sites,
manage content, and analyze usage patterns to improve your site as it evolves.
Customizable management tools, flexible administration options, and analysis
tools, make Windows NT Server with IIS 4.0 the easiest Web server to manage.
|Enlist built-in wizards to step you through many common administrative
tasks, such as creating a new Web site or virtual directory. |
|Only IIS provides a rich, integrated tool to manage all network, Web, and
application services from a single window. |
|Powerful new configuration capabilities let you set properties
independently for each Web site, virtual directory, or file on the server.
|Automate common management tasks across multiple servers, such as creating
new Web sites and directories, by running administration scripts from the
command line. |
|Easily analyze log files to determine usage patterns and analyze Web site
content with integrated analysis tools.|
Microsoft BackOffice and Internet Explorer
As the only Web server that is a integrated with Windows NT Server, Windows NT
Server with IIS provides the easiest way to bring the robust capabilities of the
Microsoft BackOffice® suite of server applications to the Web. With
IIS, you are uniquely able to take advantage of:
|Powerful Microsoft SQL Server database.
|Web site life-cycle management capabilities of Microsoft Site Server.
|Messaging and groupware capabilities of Microsoft Exchange Server.
|Host and data connectivity of Microsoft SNA Server. Combine BackOffice,
Windows NT Server with IIS, and Microsoft Internet Explorer and you have an
integrated client/server solution for sharing information and running
business applications on corporate intranets and the Internet.|
SQL Server 7.0....
the next several years, Internet-based commerce will undergo phenomenal growth.
According to forecasts by independent research groups, e-commerce will garner
more than $300 billion worth of transactions annually by the year 2002, up from
$8 billion in 1997. To tap into this burgeoning market, organizations need fast,
efficient, and highly-reliable systems. A critical component will be the
database that stores product and customer information and interacts securely
with online customers and existing business applications.
SQL Server is designed to offer the best features for deploying and
maintaining powerful, easy-to-manage, commerce-enabled Web sites, either for
business-to-business or business-to-consumer transactions. Today, customers like
Dell Computer, 1-800-flowers, and Barnes & Noble are using SQL Server to
conduct commerce on the Web. Learn more about customers building top
e-commerce sites with SQL Server 7.0.
SQL Server 7.0 offers features that make it an even better component of a
secure, reliable, tightly integrated commerce system. These features include:
||Seamless integration with Microsoft Windows NT®
Server 4.0. SQL Server 7.0 takes advantage of the security of Windows NT
Server, the Web application environment of Microsoft Internet Information
Server (a built-in component of Windows NT Server), and the
transactional support included in Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS). |
||Seamless integration with Microsoft Site Server and Site Server
Commerce. This integration provides a comprehensive solution for Web
life-cycle management that makes it easy to enhance, deploy, and manage
sophisticated intranet and Internet sites. (Please note that Site
Server Service Pack 4 is required to integrate these products with SQL
Server 7.0.) |
||Scalability. SQL Server 7.0 supports very large e-commerce
storefronts and value chain integration databases. For more information, see
Visual Studio Scalability Center Web site. |
||Enhanced Web assistant. This assistant makes it easy to publish
data on the Web and to provide support for multiple queries per page. |
||Dynamic data encryption. Encrypt data, including passwords and
stored procedures, automatically. |
||Integration with Microsoft Proxy Server. SQL Server transactions,
including replication, can pass through a secure proxy server. |
||Improved Internet communications. SQL Server transactions are
optimized for constrained bandwidth. Tabular data streams minimize
round-trip traffic on the Internet, improving data performance while
These and other powerful features make SQL Server 7.0 an ideal database platform
for conducting e-commerce. SQL Server 7.0 offers the best price and performance
of any Windows NT–based database on the market, and it's easy to deploy.
It offers outstanding manageability, along with the reliability, scalability,
and security necessary to maintain a dynamic Web commerce site that works well
now and can grow to meet future demands.