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LinuxPR: Caldera Volution Manager 1.1 Begins Shipping in February

Jan 31, 2002, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])

OREM, Utah-Jan. 30, 2002-Caldera International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) today announced that Caldera® VolutionTM Manager 1.1 will begin shipping in February. Volution Manager 1.1 is the secure, Web-based management and administration solution that now supports the latest versions of all major Linux distributions as well as Caldera OpenServer and Open Unix products. In addition, Caldera is introducing several new systems management features in Volution Manager to help system administrators and solution providers save time, scale resources, and ease deployments cost effectively. With this release, Caldera's channel partners can offer remote services to all their customer sites, saving time and money while offering more responsive service to those customers.

The Aberdeen Group, a leading industry research firm, recently released a competitive analysis white paper by Dr. Bill Claybrook on Linux management solutions. The Aberdeen Group claimed Caldera provided the best Linux management solution, saying, "Today, the leading overall Linux software management solution is an integration of Caldera Volution Online and Caldera Volution Manager. Caldera has the potential for large amounts of success with the integrated product solution both within its large installed base and outside its installed base because it has brought cross-platform management into one interface for several distributions of Linux, OpenServer, and Open UNIX with future plans for Solaris and Windows."

New enhancements to Caldera Volution Manager include:

  • Multiple platforms management via one interface
  • New install options that simplify reviews, evaluations and deployments
  • New Wizards that simplify common tasks and reduce the initial learning curve
  • New status and diagnostic features that reduce troubleshooting time and allows greater control
  • Integration with Compaq Insight Manager that provides a comprehensive management solution for Linux and Caldera UNIX products on Compaq hardware
  • New customer response capabilities to monitor events, improving response and uptime for trouble systems
  • Integration with Volution Online providing an Internet delivered, proactive software management service for Linux and UNIX systems

"We have been testing Volution Manager 1.1 since its initial beta release in August and found that it has enormous potential to decrease the time and effort involved in managing our OpenServer and Linux servers," said David Rose, network architect for Snyder's Drug Stores, Inc., a large national drug store chain operating 161 stores in 10 states. "We feel this product fits the needs we face in managing hundreds of OpenServer and Linux servers better than any other product in its price range and we look forward to the products release."

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