Caldera International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) today announced its plans to expand Caldera Volution Manager to include support for the major platforms found in heterogeneous network environments of small to medium businesses and enterprise replicated branch offices. Volution Manager is a secure, Web-based, systems management solution that reduces the cost of deploying and managing applications and operating systems on workstations, servers and network devices. The planned product roadmap for Volution Manager benefits enterprise businesses with branch offices, resellers with multi-platform customers, and organizations with point-of-sale (POS) terminals and wireless and mobile devices.
The expanded Volution Manager product roadmap provides for management of:
* IBM eServer zSeries
* Point-of-sale (POS) terminals
* Wireless and mobile devices
Benefits of Expanded Platform Support
For the enterprise, expanded platform support on Volution Manager simplifies software distribution and enables easy updates to many locations and platforms. For resellers, broadening platforms gives much-requested support for Windows, enables management of existing customer environments and adds additional value to reseller services. For customers managing point-of-sale, wireless and mobile devices, Volution Manager facilitates software distribution to thousands of devices in remote locations, easily creating system uniformity.
"Caldera's move to extend support of Volution Manager beyond Linux and Caldera UNIX to heterogeneous environments stems from the requests our customers continue to make - they value Volution Manager and want to use it throughout their network," said Drew Spencer, CTO, Caldera. "Whether pushing updates out to thousands of POS terminals or managing a multi-state and multi-platform network, systems administrators will soon have the manageability and control that has become synonymous with Volution Manager."
"As a solutions provider, we are faced with the increasingly difficult task of helping our customers manage multiple platforms," said Deepak Thadani, president of SysIntegrators, LLC. "Our customers are demanding a solution exactly like the one Caldera is creating. By extending support of Volution Manager to the Windows platform as well as major UNIX systems and wireless and mobile devices, Caldera is providing a greatly needed solution for stabilizing and simplifying IT management and security."
Early access for Volution Manager on Solaris and IBM eServer zSeries will be available at http://www.caldera.com/products/beta/ by the end of May, and early access for Volution Manager on Windows is expected by Fall 2002. For more information on Volution Manager, please visit www.caldera.com/products/volutionmanager/.
Caldera International, Inc.
Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD) provides "Powerful Choices" for businesses through its UNIX, Linux and Volution product lines and services. Based in Lindon, UT, Caldera has representation in 82 countries and 16,000+ 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.
About SysIntegrators, LLC
SysIntegrators, LLC is Caldera's Premier Partner in the New York Metro Area, providing expert support and services to businesses with their technology needs. Specializing in UNIX, Linux, Windows NT/2000, Tarantella, SonicWALL Firewalls and Cisco Routers, SysIntegrators, LLC is the place to turn to for your support and technology needs. For more information on the many services offered by SysIntegrators, LLC, please visit their Web site: http://www.sysintegrators.com/.
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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. These factors include the ability of the Company to successfully meet its revenue projections, which are based in part, on the continued acceptance in the marketplace of the historical products of the acquired operations; the ability of the Company to develop and successfully introduce products integrating its products and services with those historically offered by the recently acquired operations; the ability of the Company to continue to manage its cost reductions without adversely affecting customer service and employee productivity; the ability of recently introduced and new products to operate as designed, including compatibility with various platforms in the absence of other defects; the Company's 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 and other Open Source licenses; 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 discussed in more detail in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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