PlateSpin Virtualization and Workload Management Solutions from Novell Selected by Dell to Manage Customer Workloads and Data Centers

16 September 2009

Novell today announced Dell ProConsult Services are managing workloads in customer’s data centers with PlateSpin Virtualization and Workload Management solutions. Dell ProConsult Services help companies quickly and cost-effectively adopt and utilize virtualization technologies to optimize data center operations.

"We are using PlateSpin Recon and PlateSpin Migrate to leverage the power and thermal efficiency of Dell’s systems to create reliable, energy-efficient, green data centers that enable customers to compute more and consume less," said Tim Webb, director, Dell Global Data Center and Virtualization Consulting Services. "We expect to help customers reduce operational expenditures and accelerate the savings from data center virtualization through the use of PlateSpin virtualization and workload management solutions. PlateSpin products span the data center and support multiple hypervisors and operating systems, as well as physical and virtual workloads."

Dell ProConsult Services combine innovative tools and software with professional expertise to improve data center performance, reduce energy consumption and help companies avoid additional capital expenditures. Dell is using PlateSpin Recon to provide virtualization assessments and planning services and PlateSpin Migrate for rapid deployment services that accelerate virtualization ROI. Dell customers will also have the option to expand support with other integrated data center management solutions from Novell.

PlateSpin Recon is the first data center workload profiling, analysis and planning tool to combine consolidation planning with virtual capacity management to give customers an ongoing view of their physical and virtual infrastructure. PlateSpin Migrate is the leading workload management product that enables data center managers to move workloads anywhere to anywhere: between physical, image, virtual and cloud environments.

PlateSpin Recon and PlateSpin Migrate are integral components of Novell’s PlateSpin Virtualization and Workload Management solutions, which also include, PlateSpin Orchestrate, PlateSpin Protect and PlateSpin Forge. PlateSpin Virtualization and Workload Management solutions enable customers to profile, migrate, manage and protect server workloads and are part of the Novell Service-Driven Data Center which provides solutions to build, manage and measure the next generation data center.


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