LAS VEGAS, SCO Forum, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SCO Group, Inc.
("SCO") (Nasdaq: SCOX), owner of the UNIX operating system and a leading
provider of UNIX-based solutions, today reported on customer adoption of SCO
OpenServer 6 and released the first maintenance pack, adding multi-core
processing capabilities to OpenServer. Additionally, SCO announced the
availability of education curriculum materials as well as new bundled Support
and Professional Services for SCO OpenServer 6. The company also outlined the
roadmap for its UNIX technology and product line.
To date, SCO OpenServer 6 has sold thousands of customer licenses
including many to companies in the Fortune 1000, government agencies and many
small-to-medium businesses. SCO resellers have anticipated a high degree of
interest in the upgrade from their customers due to the product's increased
performance, support for more powerful hardware and a broader array of
applications, as well as significant security and stability enhancements.
"OpenServer 6 provides an almost seamless migration with years of headroom
built in. Some customers are experiencing a tenfold increase in performance,"
said Dave Ramgren, division vice president, BIS Computer Solutions, Inc., a
SCO reseller partner. "We can confidently encourage other OpenServer
customers to upgrade to SCO OpenServer 6. The process of integration and
configuration is efficient and a low risk for customers."
Maintenance Pack 1
Maintenance Pack 1 (MP1) for SCO OpenServer 6 includes the added support
and functionality for multi-core processing capabilities, a key technology
that helps servers complete multiple tasks using one integrated circuit or
chip. Once installed, the maintenance pack will automatically detect and
immediately begin utilizing multiple-core processors on a server. The company
will not require a customer to obtain additional CPU licenses for their use of
the multi-core processing technology.
In addition to the multi-core processing upgrades, MP1 also includes
upgrades to the latest version of the Mozilla browser (version 1.7.10), as
well as upgrades to the included Java and Web Services technologies.
New SCO OpenServer 6 Education Curriculum
SCO has recently introduced education materials to provide assistance to
system administrators on using SCO OpenServer 6. The curriculum is available
in three volumes, including System Administration I, System Administration II
and Network Administration. The materials are conveniently available for
purchase on media of choice: as a downloadable PDF, on a CD-ROM, in printed
manual form, or a combination of all three. For a more detailed description
on all the SCO OpenServer 6 education materials and for information on
ordering, visit www.sco.com/education.
New SCO OpenServer 6 Support Bundles Available
SCO this week also announced the availability of new customer support
services bundled with the product that provide discounted customer support
when purchased with new, upgrade or trade-in licenses of SCO OpenServer 6. In
addition to having two authorized technical contacts and four business hour
response times for all versions of SCO OpenServer 6, customers have the option
of purchasing 24 x 7 emergency services, one business hour response times, and
various other support features.
New SCO OpenServer 6 Implementation Services
SCO also announced recently the immediate availability of Implementation
Services for OpenServer 6. Consisting of four packages designed to ensure an
efficient transition to the SCO OpenServer 6 platform:
* Assessment Service
* Porting Service
* Deployment Service
* Training Service
These services may be purchased as a package or a la carte. Special
pricing is available for purchases of multiple packages.
For a limited time, all SCO channel partners can increase their services
profit margin to 30 percent. The new profit margin will apply to any new
sales of support offerings from call packs, including professional services
and consulting. For more information on all of these services offerings,
customers and resellers can call 1-800-726-6561.
Ongoing UNIX Strategy and Roadmap
SCO's ongoing UNIX strategy and roadmap will focus on a powerful new
product code-named Project Fusion. Based on the new 64bit UNIX SVR6 kernel
technology, Project Fusion will deliver an Operating System for the Internet
age. Project Fusion will also integrate server virtualization capabilities in
the kernel, thus providing an ecosystem of application runtime. The UnixWare
and OpenServer customers will benefit from a larger pool of applications and
makes the vision of a larger market a reality to solution providers.
"With the completion of Project Legend and thereby recent release of
OpenServer 6, all of our development efforts are now streamlined on a single
common source base and are geared towards innovation," said Sandy Gupta, chief
technology officer, The SCO Group. "Project Fusion should prove to be another
fantastic product from The SCO Group. Its ability to support both 32 and
64-bit processing power will provide customers with the ability to take
advantage of the new and emerging 64-bit hardware technologies when it is
released," said Bob Ungraetti, president, Garett Group Inc. "It's nice to see
that SCO is also furthering its UNIX System V technology. UNIX SVR6
technology applied in Fusion completes the modern operating system allowing
users to run an array of applications on mature technology that has been
developed for decades with a proven track record of stability and
SCO plans to provide the first public demonstrations of Project Fusion
during 2006. Pricing for the product will be announced as the product gets
closer to shipping. Further information about the upcoming Project Fusion
beta program and product release will be available at www.sco.com/fusion.
The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOX) helps millions of customers to grow
their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide
network of thousands of resellers and developers. SCO Global Services
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(iii) the expected capabilities of Project Fusion and anticipated customer
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