Orem, UT — Caldera Systems, Inc. (nasdaq: cald), today announced the release of Caldera(r) Volution(tm) (“Volution”), a comprehensive Linux management solution that reduces the cost of implementing and managing Linux systems. With Caldera Volution, administrators can use policies and profiles to manage thousands of Linux systems, without having to individually manage or touch each. Volution is distribution-neutral — designed to work with all major Linux distributions, and provides broad management functions. To read industry reaction and what Volution users are saying visit http://www.calderasystems.com/company/press/quotes .
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Volution will significantly benefit asps, isps, hosting companies, systems integrators and network administrators — anyone needing to manage multiple Linux servers and desktops.
“The lack of Linux management solutions has been a barrier impeding Linux adoption in enterprises,” said Bill Claybrook, research director for Linux and UNIX of Aberdeen Group. “Caldera Volution is a significant entry into the Linux management space because of its comprehensiveness and Linux neutrality. Enterprise administrators need a Linux-neutral solution to help them manage constantly changing Open Source software.”
Caldera Volution is a web-based remote management solution that allows administrators to manage Linux systems from anywhere at anytime. It is directory-based utilizing the inherent strengths of LDAP directories. directories provide two major benefits: they give administrators a place to not only store information, but a logical and intuitive way of managing network resources. Volution supports three major LDAP directories, Novell’s eDirectory, OpenLDAP and iPlanet. OpenLDAP and eDirectory ship with the product.
“The strength of Caldera Volution is in its ability to manage all the Linux systems at a specific location as a discrete unit,” said Patrick M Ebert, manager of technical services and support at HON Industries, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of office furniture. “We expect it to significantly reduce the cost of managing the Linux systems on our WAN. As a beta site we felt that Caldera Volution would help us successfully manage our environment. We are implementing it throughout our enterprise: a wide area network with 300 intermec 5055 wireless industrial touch screen pcs across 18 locations.”
— Supports all major Linux distributions
— Secure Web-based management console
— Electronic software distribution — installs and removes applications
on remote Linux systems
— Hardware and software inventory
— Health monitoring of Linux systems
— Linux printer configuration
— Scheduler/Global event system
— Policy-based management
— Customizable machine profiling
— Data repository based on an LDAP V3 directory
“In addition to its comprehensiveness, Caldera Volution distinguishes itself in other areas,” said Ransom Love, president and CEO of Caldera Systems. “Our model is to empower administrators. We believe administrators want and need control of their Linux systems. We’re also shipping Volution in nine additional languages which shows it’s ready for deployment in small to large businesses worldwide.”
Pricing, Availability and Support
The suggested list price for Caldera Volution is us $2995. Volution ships with the Volution software, Novell eDirectory and OpenLDAP, a secure web server and licenses to manage up to 10 nodes. Additional nodes are sold separately.
All international versions of Caldera Volution will be available within 30 days. They include: chinese — simplified and traditional, french, italian, german, spanish, japanese, korean and portuguese.
To purchase Caldera Volution dial 1-888-GoLinux, visit http://www.calderasystems.com/partners/dist/volution or e-mail [email protected]
For more information about Caldera Volution visit http://www.calderasystems.com/volution