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The Register: HP goes deep virtual with Scalent; leaked news now official

My RSS radar caught this news some days back, which Ashlee accidentally, I don't believe it though as they let it get sucked by the RSS monkey, published and then took it back.

But now it is out there, as if we missed it in all that virtualized mayhem ;-)

Come Dec. HP will offer Scalent's V/OE (Virtual Operating Environment) software as an option with the c-Class blade server systems. Basically, this means HP customers can tap V/OE to handle tasks such as adding, swapping and failing over between blades. As a result, you end up with blade systems that have some pretty high-end recovery and provisioning tools.

Scalent has primarily focused on aiding customers in the x86 market with so-called high availability and disaster recovery tasks. The company's software makes sure that the right hardware jumps in to take over jobs when a system fails. The Scalent code can manipulate Windows, Linux, Solaris and VMware/Xen servers.


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