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Caldera Completes Acquisition of Two SCO Divisions

May 08, 2001, 06:58 (6 Talkback[s])

OREM, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2001--Caldera Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) Monday announced its completion of the acquisition of The Santa Cruz Operation Inc. (SCO) (Nasdaq: SCOC) Server Software and Professional Services divisions, UnixWare and OpenServer technologies.

Caldera International Inc., thus becomes the largest Linux company in the world with sales, support and marketing representation in 82 countries.

In addition, Caldera now leads the world's largest Linux channel with 15,000+ resellers worldwide. Application and hardware solution providers will now have a single Linux company that can facilitate the marketing and delivery of these business solutions to all major markets globally.

"The goal of Caldera International is to make Linux on industry standard hardware the alternative business platform," said Ransom Love, chief executive officer of Caldera International.

"With the completion of this acquisition, Caldera will be the only company to offer a standard unified platform that allows Linux applications to scale to the enterprise utilizing the power, maturity and stability of UNIX. It's a first..."

Unification

Caldera's "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business" strategy unifies:

  1. The existing UNIX business channel with Linux;
  2. The large, robust UNIX applications base with Linux;
  3. The largest existing UNIX customer base in the world with Linux.

Industry leaders have caught Caldera's vision and are leveraging Caldera's unified UNIX and Linux technologies and products to meet their own end user and data center needs.

"Caldera's acquisition of SCO's Server Software and Professional Services divisions significantly expands my ability to service customers," said Quentin Krengel, president of Krengel Technology Inc., Minneapolis.

"The new company offers greater product, support and services. I'm pleased that the reseller channel is going to play a central role in the success of Caldera International."

Caldera will focus on three main business lines to meet the needs of small- to medium-sized businesses, replicated sites, data centers and the departmental needs of the enterprise.

  • Development Products - OpenLinux Workstation 3.1, Development Tools, Professional Services, Standards Based
  • Deployment Products - Open UNIX, eServer, OpenServer, OpenLinux Server
  • Management Products - Caldera Volution, Volution Online

Caldera's "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business" strategy is validated by their existing customers and partners including (a)Compaq, Sun, Computer Associates, IBM, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, Novell, Sybase, Informix and HON Industries.

Caldera Global Services and Support

Caldera International support centers are located in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim and are staffed by highly skilled technical support engineers. Caldera Global Support offers 24x7 enterprise and local language support with a broad portfolio of options customized to meet the needs of partners and end users.

In addition, Caldera's Global Professional Services will assist customers in developing and deploying unified UNIX and Linux solutions through consulting and custom engineering services. For more information please visit www.caldera.com/.