"Linux system management software received a boost on Tuesday,
with Caldera Systems debuting what company officials believe is the
first such package for that market capable of managing thousands of
"Intended for ISPs, ASPs (application service providers), and
larger corporate accounts, Volution is a directory-centered program
that allows administrators to conduct asset management, hardware
and software inventorying, health monitoring of Linux-based
systems, and software distribution."
"There are a lot of [Linux-based] products out there that just
do network management or performance monitoring. But the users we
talk to say they want something more like [Volution] that lets them
control their networks, do a wider range of things on their
schedule, and to own all the components of that network," said John
Wilkinson, Volution's product line manager."