PlateSpin PowerConvert 7.0 delivers most comprehensive multi-platform support for Windows and Linux in mixed data center environments
PlateSpin ULC, a Novell® company, today announced the launch of PlateSpin PowerConvert® Version 7.0 with new backup and recovery features and expanded multi-platform support to help enterprises migrate and protect server workloads across heterogeneous physical and virtual IT environments. The first major product release since the company was acquired by Novell in March 2008, PowerConvert 7.0 gives customers a true enterprise-class solution to simplify the management of server workloads in their heterogeneous data centers.
"Since implementing PlateSpin PowerConvert, we have realized tangible benefits and savings," said Steve Houghton, infrastructure solutions architect, Norwich Union IT Solutions, an Aviva company. "We have seen a significant improvement in the performance of the data center with scheduling and remote management tools at our fingertips and an increase in productivity with over 1,000 virtual machines in operation. PowerConvert has been instrumental to ensuring the day-to-day running of business functions and has given us the opportunity to reduce emissions, cut costs and increase efficiencies across the board."
With extended support for Linux* and Windows*-based workloads, PowerConvert provides new image-based disaster recovery capabilities and migration speed enhancements for large-scale implementations. In addition to providing enhanced SUSE® Linux Enterprise support, PlateSpin PowerConvert now provides broader support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as well as support for critical 64-Bit Microsoft Windows Server-based workloads and Citrix XenServer environments. PowerConvert provides the flexibility to optimize data centers by decoupling server workloads from the underlying hardware and streaming them over the network between physical servers, blade infrastructures, virtual hosts and image archives.
"Since Novell’s acquisition of PlateSpin in March, the two organizations have worked closely to put in place a data center strategy and product roadmap to help customers achieve an agile enterprise in which business services can span physical and virtual environments," said Stephen Pollack, chief executive officer of PlateSpin, a Novell company. "To build the next-generation data center infrastructure, organizations need enterprise-caliber multi-platform workload portability, robust and scalable workload protection and reliable policy-based orchestration, PlateSpin PowerConvert 7.0 is designed to help customers achieve this flexibility and maximize their investment in virtualization."
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PlateSpin, a Novell company, provides a unified suite of solutions to help enterprises adopt, manage and extend their use of server virtualization in the data center. PlateSpin’s Workload Portability technology liberates workloads from hardware platforms, allowing data, applications and operating systems to be migrated over the network between any physical or virtual host. The ability to migrate, protect, provision and optimize server workloads across physical and virtual environments helps enterprises reduce cost, complexity and risk. With integrated workload profiling and planning, PlateSpin solutions improve the speed and quality of data center initiatives and ease the burden of managing mixed IT environments. For more information, visit http://www.platespin.com.
Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit www.novell.com.
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