OREM, Utah, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD),
today announced the release of Caldera(R) Volution(TM) ("Volution"), a
comprehensive Linux management solution that reduces the cost of implementing
and managing Linux systems. With Caldera Volution, administrators can use
policies and profiles to manage thousands of Linux systems, without having to
individually manage or touch each. Volution is distribution-neutral --
designed to work with all major Linux distributions, and provides broad
management functions. To read industry reaction and what Volution users are
saying visit http://www.calderasystems.com/company/press/quotes.
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Volution will significantly benefit ASPs, ISPs, hosting companies, systems
integrators and network administrators -- anyone needing to manage multiple
Linux servers and desktops.
"The lack of Linux management solutions has been a barrier impeding Linux
adoption in enterprises," said Bill Claybrook, research director for Linux and
UNIX of Aberdeen Group. "Caldera Volution is a significant entry into the
Linux management space because of its comprehensiveness and Linux neutrality.
Enterprise administrators need a Linux-neutral solution to help them manage
constantly changing Open Source software."
Caldera Volution is a Web-based remote management solution that allows
administrators to manage Linux systems from anywhere at anytime. It is
directory-based utilizing the inherent strengths of LDAP directories.
Directories provide two major benefits: They give administrators a place to
not only store information, but a logical and intuitive way of managing
network resources. Volution supports three major LDAP directories, Novell's
eDirectory, OpenLDAP and iPlanet. OpenLDAP and eDirectory ship with the
"The strength of Caldera Volution is in its ability to manage all the
Linux systems at a specific location as a discrete unit," said Patrick M
Ebert, manager of technical services and support at HON Industries, one of the
world's largest manufacturers of office furniture. "We expect it to
significantly reduce the cost of managing the Linux systems on our WAN. As a
beta site we felt that Caldera Volution would help us successfully manage our
environment. We are implementing it throughout our enterprise: a wide area
network with 300 Intermec 5055 wireless industrial touch screen PCs across
-- Supports all major Linux distributions
-- Secure Web-based management console
-- Electronic software distribution -- installs and removes applications
on remote Linux systems
-- Hardware and software inventory
-- Health monitoring of Linux systems
-- Linux printer configuration
-- Scheduler/Global event system
-- Policy-based management
-- Customizable machine profiling
-- Data repository based on an LDAP V3 directory
"In addition to its comprehensiveness, Caldera Volution distinguishes
itself in other areas," said Ransom Love, president and CEO of Caldera
Systems. "Our model is to empower administrators. We believe administrators
want and need control of their Linux systems. We're also shipping Volution in
nine additional languages which shows it's ready for deployment in small to
large businesses worldwide."
Pricing, Availability and Support
The suggested list price for Caldera Volution is US $2995. Volution ships
with the Volution software, Novell eDirectory and OpenLDAP, a secure Web
server and licenses to manage up to 10 nodes. Additional nodes are sold
All international versions of Caldera Volution will be available within
30 days. They include: Chinese -- simplified and traditional, French,
Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese.
To purchase Caldera Volution dial 1-888-GoLinux, visit
http://www.calderasystems.com/partners/dist/volution or e-mail
Multiple support options are available from Caldera Systems or your local
For more information about Caldera Volution visit
What they're saying about Volution
Senior Vice President of Business Development
"Borland congratulates Caldera on the release of their Volution systems
management solution. We firmly believe the availability of enterprise-ready
applications like Caldera's Volution will lead to wider adoption for Linux,
and we look forward to working with Caldera to make Linux a productive
development and deployment environment."
Vice President Brand Management
"CA and Caldera share a common goal to produce viable solutions for
utilizing Linux in corporate environments. Through Unicenter TNG and
Caldera's Volution companies can rest assured that a comprehensive enterprise
management solution is readily available. We look forward to providing
management solutions to our mutual customers."
Georg-Simon-Ohm-University of Applied Sciences Nuernberg
"Caldera Volution currently is the only available management solution for
Linux and perfectly fits our needs. Using the software distribution and other
administration features (e.g. hardware-alerts), this product enables us to
manage our large Linux computer pools -- doing so entirely Web-based and
without the need to take care of every single system."
Legend Computer, Ltd.
"Caldera Volution is a practical product with extensive capabilities. A
true network management tool, it gives administrators power over software
distribution, hardware and software inventory, and system health monitoring.
We see that it will effectively reduce the total cost of ownership for
implementing Linux networks."
Director of Product Management, Net Directory business unit
"The integration of eDirectory with Caldera Volution offers exceptional
value and performance to customers seeking secure and flexible management of
their Linux networks. As the world's most largely deployed directory service,
eDirectory provides a solid foundation for eBusiness. With the ability to
support all standard access protocols and to work across all leading operating
systems, eDirectory is the only directory that can eliminate barriers between
network resources, enabling the Internet, intranets and extranets to work
together as one Net. Novell is pleased to partner with Caldera in delivering
a secure, powerful and cost-effective tool for managing Linux networks."
Caldera Systems, Inc.
Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) is a "Linux for Business" technology
leader in developing and marketing successful Linux-based business solutions,
including its award-winning OpenLinux, NetWare for Linux, Linux technical
training, certification and support -- with free 30-day phone support and
on-site consulting. Caldera OpenLearning Providers offer exceptional
distribution-neutral Linux training and certification based on Linux
Professional Institute (LPI(TM)) certification standards. Caldera Systems
supports the open source community and is a leader in, and advocate of Linux
Standard Base (LSB(TM)) and LPI(TM).
Caldera, Inc. was co-founded in 1994 by Ransom Love. Caldera Systems,
Inc. was founded by Ransom Love in 1998 to develop Linux-based business
solutions. Based in Orem, UT, Caldera Systems has offices and 1000+ resellers
worldwide. For more information, see www.calderasystems.com or in the US call
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LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Forward Looking Statements
The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that
involve risks and uncertainties. The Company wishes to advise readers that a
number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially
from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include the
failure of the products described above to operate as designed due to
incompatibility with some platforms or other defects; our reliance on
developers in the open source community; new and changing technologies and
customer acceptance of those technologies; the Company's ability to compete
effectively with other companies; failure of our brand to achieve the broad
recognition necessary to succeed; unenforceability of the GNU general public
license; our reliance on third party developers of components of our software
offerings; claims of infringement of third-party intellectual property rights;
and disruption in the Company's distribution sales channel. These and other
factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially, are also
discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including its recent filings on Form 10-Q.
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