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Novell buys Platespin

With the acquisition of PlateSpin, Novell will offer a full solution stack
with a powerful virtualization platform and a best-in-class heterogeneous
management solution. From operating system
support for Linux, Windows and UNIX, to virtual
platforms from the leading vendors, to blade servers and rack servers and
desktops – PlateSpin truly takes a heterogeneous approach to workload lifecycle
management. Together, Novell and PlateSpin will solve many of the data center
challenges that you face today under four fundamental workload lifecycle
management categories – Relocation, Protection, Provisioning and Optimization.
Relocation: PlateSpin provides a completely integrated product suite that
automates the assessment and migration phases of data center initiatives, like
server consolidation, data center relocation and hardware upgrades, to help you
reduce costs, power consumption and space in the data center.
Server
Consolidation: With Virtualization from Novell, customers can consolidate
applications from multiple under-used servers onto one powerful server.
PlateSpin provides the only completely integrated product suite that automates
the assessment and consolidation phases of the project from start to finish.
Organizations can remotely measure server assets and workload resource
utilization trends to identify ideal candidates for consolidation. Consolidation
scenarios based on multi-dimensional, multi-site data can be created to ensure
the consolidation initiative is optimized. Scenarios created can be
automatically executed by streaming server workloads onto bare-metal or virtual
platforms and right-sizing host environments on-the-fly. Dramatically accelerate
server consolidation and virtualization projects from years to weeks by
completely automating the measurement, analysis, capacity planning and movement
of thousands of servers into virtual environments.
Hardware Lease Migration
and Data Center Relocation: Automatically and remotely streams server workloads
across dissimilar hardware platforms over the network for lease migration and
hardware upgrades. Network-based physical-to-physical workload streaming
eliminates the need to manually re-install operating systems, patches, data, and
applications to new servers and dramatically shortens downtime. Remotely
drag-and-drop servers across multi-architecture data centers around the world,
removing the need to send hardware and valuable IT staff to various locations,
saving time, money and resources.


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