Caldera, OpenLinux Server and Open UNIX 8 Enable
Deployment of Linux Applications on Linux and UNIX
OREM, UT-June 26, 2001- Caldera International Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), the
global leader "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business," today announced the
launch of its new server products, Caldera OpenLinux Server and Caldera Open
UNIX 8, which enable the deployment of Linux applications on both the Linux
and UNIX platforms. Using the Linux application environment as a common
interface, Caldera's new server products provide dependable platforms for
business needs ranging from the low-end server to the high-end data center.
"Caldera's release of these products demonstrates our desire to lift the
strengths of Linux and incorporate them with the many well-known strengths
of UNIX," said Ransom Love, CEO of Caldera. "With Open UNIX 8 and OpenLinux
Server, Caldera provides the best in UNIX and Linux deployment. The result
is cost savings, stability and an extremely scalable application
Open UNIX 8 is the most advanced deployment platform for industry standard
Intel processor systems. Open UNIX 8 is the trusted foundation for
solutions where proven scalability, reliability and affordability are
critical. Whether powering a data center or running a small to medium
business, Open UNIX 8 delivers the complete flexibility of Linux, with the
same scalability and reliability that is synonymous with UNIX systems.
Open UNIX 8 is a significant milestone for Caldera to deliver on the
commitment to unify UNIX with Linux for business. Open UNIX 8 incorporates
the Linux Kernel Personality (LKP) technology, which enables customers to
run Linux applications and UNIX applications simultaneously.
Open UNIX 8 is an evolution of and maintains compatibility with the SCO
UnixWare operating system acquired by Caldera. Open UNIX 8 includes
enhancements and refinements to the UNIX platform, representing significant
added value for existing UnixWare 7 customers who can easily upgrade to this
"With Caldera's support, we have already achieved important customer wins
via delivery of the SilverStream Application Server for Linux on Open UNIX
8," said Bill Critch, director of alliances for SilverStream. "We are
excited about working together with Caldera to deliver SilverStream's
Linux-based products for J2EE, XML and Web services on Open UNIX 8 -
Caldera's Linux deployment platform for business critical systems."
OpenLinux Server is an ideal product for building Internet-enabled business
solutions. Based on the Linux 2.4 kernel, the product is unique in that it
is a fully integrated and stable Linux operating system. OpenLinux Server
comes with default configurations for secure Web, file and print and network
"We are pre-loading OpenLinux Server on Compaq Proliant servers because
Caldera delivers commercial quality business solutions," said Rick Becker,
director of business development, Compaq Industry Standard Server group.
"We are excited about the stability of this product after rigorously testing
it on our Compaq Proliant Servers. With OpenLinux Server, Caldera is
moving away from providing a Linux distribution to providing a strong server
product for small and medium-sized businesses."
OpenLinux Server saves users significant time and money in the installation,
configuration, deployment, and management of business solutions by providing
default working configurations. Each configuration is out-of-the-box
secure, easily deployed and manageable using browser-based remote management
and configuration utilities bundled in each system. OpenLinux Server is
targeted to small and medium businesses, Fortune 1000 companies with remote
connected sites and SCO OpenServer customers migrating to Linux.
OpenLinux Server is easy to manage and maintain using any of the management
tools that are bundled with the product. The tools include: Webmin (a
secure browser-based management capability); a Caldera Volution agent which
allows easy configuration and management of Linux systems; and Volution
Online, a browser-based decision tool and update service used to assess the
impact of and enable the easy deployment of software updates.
"The new Caldera is a compelling alternative for the reseller channel," said
Ron Herman, president of Blue Chip Computer Systems. "I can now turn to
Caldera to meet all the backend needs of my clients - OpenLinux Server for
the low-end and Open UNIX for the high-end."
"Caldera's focal point is to solidify Linux as the alternative business
platform," said Bill Claybrook, research director for Linux and Open Source
at Aberdeen Group. "With the release of their server products, Caldera
assumes the role of a single company that the enterprise can come to for all
their back-end solutions."
For more information about Caldera Open UNIX 8 and OpenLinux Server,
including features and benefits, visit
http://www.caldera.com/company/presskit/launch. To read what others are
saying about Open UNIX 8 and OpenLinux Server, visit
Availability and Support
Open UNIX 8 and OpenLinux Server are immediately available. Localized
versions of Open UNIX 8 in French, Spanish and German will be available by
the end of the month. Localized OpenLinux Server versions will be available
over the next few months.
Support services are available through Caldera partners, or direct from
Caldera. Caldera offers a broad portfolio of technical support services
tailored to the needs of partners, corporate accounts and end users.
Support centers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific are staffed by
Caldera's highly skilled support engineers and offer worldwide 24x7
enterprise and local language support.
For more information on the
extensive Caldera support service offerings, visit
Open UNIX 8 and OpenLinux Server are available for purchase through
Caldera's channel partners. To contact a distributor or reseller in your
area, visit http://www.caldera.com/partners/dist/ or
http://www.caldera.com/partners/regions.html. You may also contact Caldera
by dialing 1-888-GoLinux or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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,
Caldera, the Caldera logos, OpenLinux, Volution, SCO OpenServer, UnixWare
and "Unifying UNIX? with Linux(r) for Business" are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Caldera International, Inc. in the U.S.A. and other countries.
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in the U.S.A. and other countries
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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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 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 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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