Caldera releases latest server software

Caldera has released its latest server products, OpenLinux Server and Open Unix 8.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  June 26, 2001

Caldera has released its latest server products, OpenLinux Server and Open Unix 8. Using the Linux application environment as a common interface, the solutions aim to provide dependable platforms for both low-end server and high-end data centres.

OpenLinux Server includes a number of tools to enable ease of instillation and use. Included is a secure browser-based management capability called Webmin, 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 software updates.

The solution will be pre-loaded on Compaq Proliant servers. "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," says Rick Becker, director of business development, Compaq Industry Standard Server group.

The Open Unix 8 deployment platform incorporates the Linux Kernel Personality (LKP) technology to enable users to run Linux and Unix applications simultaneously.

The releases come as a further statement of the company’s desire to see Unix and Linux unified.

"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," he adds.

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