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Novell unveils new PlateSpin Workload Management products

Posted by madhavkobal on 04/06/2010

Novell has unveiled new versions of three of its PlateSpin Workload Management products, which support both Windows and Linux environments.

The new PlateSpin Migrate, PlateSpin Protect and PlateSpin Forge offer live migrations of workloads from anywhere to anywhere, physical to physical, physical to virtual, virtual to physical, irrespective of operating system platform.

The company said that PlateSpin Protect and PlateSpin Forge will offer a consolidated disaster recovery offering for both Windows and Linux, including SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell.

Novell said that it has added new functionality that extends the role of PlateSpin Workload Management products. The PlateSpin Migrate 9 functionality includes decoupling server workloads from their underlying hardware and enables anywhere-to-anywhere migration over the network between physical servers, virtual hosts and image archives. The new additions Linux Live Transfer and Linux Live ‘Server Sync’ reduce downtime and risk when migrating business critical Linux workloads.

According to Novell, the PlateSpin Protect 10 replicates and recovers whole server workloads including data, applications and operating systems, from a single point of control. The new features in PlateSpin Protect allow customers to leverage existing virtual infrastructure to create one disaster recovery plan for all server workloads, whether physical or virtual, running both Windows and Linux.

The PlateSpin Forge 3 is developed to protect both physical and virtual servers using embedded virtualisation technology. It comes with new features such as increased memory and storage capacity, new smart replication technology, Forge API and Windows cluster protection for business critical workloads.

Jim Ebzery, senior vice president and general manager for security, management and operating platforms at Novell, said: “Being able to migrate and protect at the server workload level is a critical step towards the promise of Intelligent Workload Management.

“With major upgrades to the PlateSpin Workload Management portfolio, Novell is breaking down the walls between platform silos and enabling customers to implement smart solutions for either their migration or disaster recovery needs, no matter what platform or operating system they choose to use.”

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