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TechWeb: New Crops For Server Farms - Caldera Volution Providing Solutions For Linux

Jan 24, 2001, 16:46 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

"As e-businesses rely on server farm technology to ensure reliability of applications ranging from basic Web serving and messaging to payment and transaction processing, managing those servers becomes more complex with every new server an administrator adds. Coming to the aid of beleaguered IT managers is Microsoft (stock: MSFT), which is developing software that allows monitoring of Windows 2000 servers and apps from a common console."

"Similarly, Caldera Systems (stock: CALD) last week released Volution, management software that provides similar functionality for Linux systems. ...Caldera's Volution keeps track of what software packages are located on systems, and can monitor remaining resources and alert administrators when there's a problem. The software also monitors the hardware configuration of a system."

"Integrated management tools are especially needed for Linux, said Gartner Group analyst George Weiss. "IT managers don't believe that Linux has sufficient management tools to deploy on a wide-scale basis," he said."

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