Resulting Product to be Integrated with Caldera Volution
OREM, UT-May 14, 2001-Caldera International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), today
announced the acquisition of the assets of the WhatifLinux technology from
Acrylis Inc. WhatifLinux technology provides Open Source users and system
administrators with Internet-delivered tools and services for faster, more
reliable software management. As a result of the acquisition, Caldera will
extend its Linux management solution, Caldera Volution (Volution), to
include online software management. The solution will be named Volution
Volution Online delivers the power and content of the extensive WhatifLinux
online knowledgebase of Open Source software. By subscribing to Volution
Online, MIS managers and Linux system administrators can take advantage of
the Internet for the delivery of software updates and software management
services. This reduces the time Linux administrators and users spend
searching, evaluating and implementing software patches, updates and
Volution Online monitors the software assets running on single systems and
networks of Linux servers and proactively delivers support alerts based on
the information the user needs, including: security alerts, software updates
and bug fixes. In addition, Volution Online provides advanced decision
tools for an administrator to preview the impact of software updates and new
installations by simulating a virtual installation. And like Volution,
Volution Online provides management services for all major Linux
"The combination of Volution and WhatifLinux technologies places Caldera in
the leadership position in providing Linux systems management solutions,"
said Bill Claybrook, research director for Linux and UNIX of Aberdeen Group.
"This acquisition demonstrates that Volution and software management
technology and services are a key strategic initiative for Caldera," said
Ransom Love, CEO of Caldera International, Inc. "Management solutions will
encourage enterprises to deploy Linux and fuel greater Linux application
Reg Broughton, previously president and CEO of Acrylis, Inc., has joined
Caldera as general manager and senior vice president and will lead Caldera's
management technologies initiative. Allan Cantos, previously CTO of
Acrylis, will lead the engineering team based in Chelmsford, Mass. on behalf
"Caldera and Acrylis shared the vision of high added-value Linux systems
management tools and services," said Broughton. "The Caldera strategy is to
integrate Volution and Volution Online and deliver the most advanced system
health-monitoring, configuration management, software distribution and
software management decision support service for MIS managers implementing
Caldera International, Inc.
Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD) is the leader in "Unifying UNIX with
Linux for Business." Caldera was the first to create the "Develop-on,
Deploy-on, Manage" strategy for Linux-based clients and servers. Based in
Orem, UT, Caldera has representation in 82 countries and has 15,000+
resellers worldwide. For more information on Caldera products and services,
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in North Chelmsford Massachusetts, Acrylis
Inc., is an emerging leader in the open-source, software management
industry. Acrylis provides open source users and system administrators with
Internet-delivered tools and services for faster, more reliable software
management. For more information, visit www.whatiflinux.com.
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LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and
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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. 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, including its recent filings on Form 10-Q.
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