"Volution runs atop Unix and Linux and provides a graphical view
into all the resources and directories available across a given
enterprise, says Ransom Love, CEO of Caldera, Orem, Utah. The
software could be used to handle systems monitoring, software
distribution and scheduling of network tasks, among other
"Volution is part of the company's strategy to integrate its
Linux software with the Unix operating system from Santa Cruz
Operation , which it moved to acquire earlier this year, Love says.
The software can be used to manage other versions of Linux and
Unix, not just those developed by Caldera or SCO, he
Although Linux runs many individual Web servers, up until now it
has not offered the high-end scalability and multiprocessor
capabilities necessary for service providers, Love says. "If you
bring Linux and Unix together, you now have the scalability today
for back-office applications," he said during a keynote address
Tuesday at the Service Provider Summit."