Caldera Completes Acquisition of Two SCO Divisions
May 08, 2001, 06:58 (6 Talkback[s])
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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
"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..."
Caldera's "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business" strategy
- The existing UNIX business channel with Linux;
- The large, robust UNIX applications base with Linux;
- The largest existing UNIX customer base in the world with
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
"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
- 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
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/.