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Novell's Multi-Platform Support to Aid Data Centers

June 24, 2008

To offer a complete multi-platform support for Windows and Linux in mixed data center environments, PlateSpin ULC, a Novell company, today unveiled its “PowerConvert Version 7.0,” with new backup and recovery features and expanded multi-platform support.

 
PlateSpin officials say this is the first major product release since the company was acquired by Novell in March, and provides an enterprise-class solution.
 
PowerConvert is designed to provide new image-based disaster recovery capabilities and migration speed enhancements for large-scale implementations with extended support for Linux and Windows-based workloads. Wide support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as well as support for critical 64-Bit Microsoft Windows Server-based workloads and Citrix XenServer environments, are also available, according to the company.
 
Some features of PowerConvert 7.0 include Linux “Anywhere-to-Physical” Migrations, Windows 64-Bit Support, enhanced Citrix XenServer support, incremental imaging capabilities, and enterprise-class speed and reliability, company officials say.
 
Many companies have realized tangible benefits and savings after implementing PlateSpin PowerConvert, officials say. Those companies have reported an improvement in the performance of the data center as they now get scheduling and remote management tools. They can also increase the productivity with more than 1,000 virtual machines in operation. PowerConvert helps the day-to-day running of business functions and provides benefits such as reduction in emissions, cutting costs and increasing the efficiencies across the board, company officials say.
 
PlateSpin PowerConvert 7.0 is now shipping worldwide, according to the company.
 
“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. “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.”
 
Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for ContactCenterSolutions. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
 
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