I have been thinking about if there is a place for some cloud computing
vendors to come on the scene to handle what I call the ‘P2C’ conversion
process-taking a physical machine and converting it to an image that can run
on a cloud. If we look at the virtualization market, clearly P2V (physical
to virtual) was an enabling technology that helped people migrate existing
physical hosts into virtual machines, without having to completely rebuild
systems from scratch. VMware had a product in the space (and still does)
and there was also some popular products provided by 3rd parties like
Platespin (who had a nice exit to Novell for ~$200MM).
Do we have the potential for the same story in the cloud?
Well, what’s the same this time around? You have huge existing
deployments of physical machines and virtual machines, some of which IT
managers would like to move the cloud... (more)
PlateSpin announced major enhancements to its best-in-class data center
planning and analysis solution that will help organizations achieve new
operational efficiencies while accelerating the path to environmental
responsibility. In addition to providing advanced planning, analysis,
modeling and forecasting for consolidating, protecting and optimizing the
data center, PlateSpin PowerRecon 3.0 now offers medium and large data
centers a profitable course to green computing by providing organizations
with the unique ability to analyze and report on power and cooling
requirements and create plans for reducing energy consumption in the data
With rising energy prices and growing concerns about global warming, power
consumption is becoming a critical factor for data center budgets. The issue
is compounded by high-density equipment such as blade servers, which need ... (more)
PlateSpin reaffirmed its commitment to support Citrix XenServer across the
PlateSpin product line. XenServer support is a key element of PlateSpin's
multiplatform strategy, which aims to offer enterprises a unified suite of
solutions for managing heterogeneous data center environments and making
physical and virtual infrastructures work as one.
"As a Citrix Technology Partner, PlateSpin is committed to working with
Citrix to offer customers simple, efficient and interoperable solutions to
virtualize servers and better manage their XenServer environments," said
Stephen Pollack, CEO of PlateSpin ULC. "PlateSpin Workload Portability and
profiling technology helps Citrix customers make the most of their XenServer
investments by accelerating and simplifying the integration of XenServer into
their mixed data center environments where multiple hypervisor technologies
Novell is repositioning the virtualization widgetry that it bought for $205
million this spring when it bought PlateSpin and now claims to be the only
kid on the block who can support 32- and 64-bit Windows and Linux servers, as
well as all the leading hypervisors.
It ticks off Citrix’ XenServer, Microsoft’s Hyper-V and Virtual Server,
VMware’s ESX and ESXi and the Xen integrated in its own SUSE Linux
Known collectively as PlateSpin Workload Management, the new-style PlateSpin
Recon, Migrate, Protect and Orchestrate products enable customers to profile,
migrate, protect and manage server workloads between physical and virtual
infrastructures in heterogeneous IT environments.
Novell, which has Microsoft in its corner for interoperability, figures
it’s strengthened its cross-platform position vis-à-vis the increasing
ubiquitous mixed data center, whic... (more)
PlateSpin has trotted out its first major product release since Novell bought
the virtualization management operation back in March with the launch of
PowerConvert 7.0, its data center disaster recovery mojo.
The software has new backup and recovery features and expanded multi-platform
It’s supposed to help enterprises migrate server workloads across
heterogeneous physical and virtual IT environments and simplify the
management of server workloads in their heterogeneous data centers.
There’s new image-based disaster recovery capabilities and migration
speed enhancements for large-scale implementations as well as broader support
for Novell rivals Red Hat Enterprise Linux, 64-bit Windows Server workloads
and Citrix XenServer environments.
It can decouple server workloads from the underlying hardware and stream them
over the network between physica... (more)
PlateSpin Ltd. announced an innovative disaster recovery hardware appliance
for protecting physical and virtual server workloads using VMware
infrastructure as a foundation for the solution. PlateSpin Forge is a
purpose-built consolidated recovery solution that includes prepackaged and
preconfigured hardware, software and virtual infrastructure to dramatically
accelerate deployment, simplify configuration and reduce total cost of
ownership. PlateSpin Forge's unique combination of simplicity and
cost-effectiveness makes it ideal for small and medium-sized businesses, as
well as departmental or branch office use within larger enterprises.
"Traditional recovery infrastructures have failed to keep pace with business
requirements," said Stephen Pollack, founder and CEO of PlateSpin Ltd.
"Organizations often have had to choose between costly and complex clustering
and hig... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Platespin general session presentation at
SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com)is
now streaming on SYS-CON.TV.
The next Virtualization Conference will take place November 19-21, at the
Fairmont Hotel at the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. The
first International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will be colocated with
the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo
Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities
Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Offered on a First-Come First-Served
Basis. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities please contact
Carmen Gonzalez at 201-802-3021 or by email at events(at)sys-con.com.
Currently, a limited number of sponsorship and exhibition packages with
multiple sponsorship discounts are available... (more)
5th Cloud Expo in New York This April
Citrix Systems and Novell have announced a collaboration that expands choice
for customers through increased virtualization interoperability and new
assessment tools to help pinpoint the economically most advantageous approach
to virtualization. Through this new partnership, Novell has certified SUSE
Linux Enterprise Server as a “Perfect Guest” running on Citrix XenServer
and both companies will provide joint technical support to customers. As a
result of this agreement, the more than 4,500 enterprise applications
certified as Novell Ready for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server are now Citrix
Ready community-verified when running in a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server guest
virtual machine on XenServer.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the only Linux operating system that has been
optimized to be the perfect guest on all major hypervisors, ... (more)
Novell announced it has completed its acquisition of PlateSpin. PlateSpin
allows the movement of workloads between physical and virtual environments
regardless of platform or operating system. These capabilities, combined with
Novell's systems management solutions, enable customers to fully leverage
their virtualization investments and reduce both costs and server sprawl in
their data centers.
"The addition of PlateSpin to Novell's existing enterprise IT management and
Linux solutions will give customers the capabilities they need to build their
next generation data center," said Joe Wagner, senior vice president and
general manager of Novell Systems and Resource Management. "With solutions
for data center consolidation, virtualization, relocation, disaster recovery
and ongoing optimization, customers now have powerhouse technology to reduce
cost, minimize risk and... (more)
TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/13/10 -- VM6 Software, Inc., provider of the
only all-in-one IT virtualization infrastructure software, today announced
that it has closed a $4 million series A round of investment with RBC Venture
Partners and Ignition Partners. The investment will further accelerate VM6
Software's customer expansion, future software development and marketing and
sales efforts worldwide. Additionally, industry veteran Stephen Pollack has
joined VM6 Software's board of directors, along with Richard Fade from
Ignition Partners and Jean-David Begin from RBC Venture Partners.
VM6 VMex software offers small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) an
all-in-one IT infrastructure solution that is designed to fully leverage the
benefits of virtualization to manage, provision, consolidate and protect
distributed servers and desktop environments at a fraction of the co... (more)
Committed to Delivering Exceptional User Experiences that Drive Business
London, England & Cranbury, New Jersey - April 19, 2012 - Infragistics, the
user experience (UX) software company and a world leader in user interface
(UI) development tools, today announced the appointment of Dirk Becker to the
role of Regional Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH).
Becker has 15 years' experience working in sales of high-tech solutions where
he focused on state-of-the-art technology that is in use in most enterprises
today. As well as building Infragistics' presence in the DACH region, Becker
is responsible for the sales of the SharePlus and NetAdvantage product suites
to enterprise clients.
David Fisk, EMEA Director, Infragistics, commented: "Infragistics is
continuing to invest in senior, expert talent around EMEA to enable us to
deliver on ... (more)