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
"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."
Key Benefits of Volution Manager 1.1
- Saves system administrators' time and reduces labor costs for updating servers
- Unifies management and simplifies administration
- Enables faster response to system alerts and security warnings
- Leverages and extends existing resources
- Eases new system deployments
Caldera Volution Manager 1.1 is one of many Web services products in Caldera's Volution product family. In addition, Caldera
recently began shipping Caldera Volution Messaging Server, and also began offering Caldera Volution Online, representing Caldera's
next steps in extending the necessary infrastructure to deliver comprehensive Web-enabled applications to existing customers. In
addition, Caldera provides education, support and professional services for customers interested in accessing additional services for
implementing Caldera software across organizations.
To complement the capabilities of Volution Manager when used with Linux systems, Caldera also offers a proactive management
service called Caldera Volution Online, which utilizes an extensive knowledge base of Open Source software alerts, patches, and
releases for all Linux systems. It helps administrators stay current with changes in Open Source software while flagging
dependencies and conflicts with their current systems. The service also allows administrators to conduct valuable "What If" queries
to provide critical analysis for understanding the costs and benefits of software upgrades and installations.
Pricing and Availability
Caldera Volution Manager 1.1 will be available in February at the suggested retail price of $2995 for a server + 10 node licenses. For
more information about Volution Manager 1.1, go to www.caldera.com/products/volutionmanager or call Caldera at
1-888-GO-LINUX or outside the U.S., call +1-801-765-4999. Customers may visit www.caldera.com/partners to find a solution
provider in their area.
Caldera International, Inc.
Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD) provides "Powerful Choices" for businesses through its Open UNIX, OpenLinux and
OpenServer product lines and services. Based in Orem, UT, Caldera has representation in 82 countries and 15,000+ resellers
worldwide. Caldera Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information
on Caldera products and services, visit http://www.caldera.com.
Caldera, the Caldera logos, Caldera Volution, OpenLinux, SCO and the associated SCO logo, and SCO OpenServer are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Caldera International, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open
Group in the United States and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other brand or product names
are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.
Forward Looking Statements
The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company wishes to
advise readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking
statements. Those factors include the failure of the products described above to operate as designed due to incompatibility with some
platforms or other defects; our reliance on developers in the open source community; new and changing technologies and customer
acceptance of those technologies; the Company's ability to compete effectively with other companies; failure of our brand to achieve
the broad recognition necessary to succeed; unenforceability of the GNU general public license; our reliance on third party
developers of components of our software offerings; claims of infringement of third-party intellectual property rights; and disruption in
the Company's distribution sales channel. These and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially, are also
discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.