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Virtualization / Workload Management

Solve your workload problems once and for all with future-proof Virtualization and Workload Management solutions. We can help you respond to growing business demands, improve server workload performance, reduce risk and lower costs. How? With enterprise-class solutions that simplify ongoing management of server workloads across your mixed IT environment.

Our Virtualization Capabilities :

Maximize ROI: Dynamic Virtualization Management

Control and manage the ongoing growth of your heterogeneous virtual environment with confidence. Virtualization can increase efficiency and decrease costs, but it’s not as simple as it used to be. In today’s data center, you face complex management challenges that come with an ever-evolving virtual environment. This increased complexity raises your costs, and means you may not be fully realizing the many benefits of virtualization. Virtualization can increase efficiency and decrease costs, but it’s not as simple as it used to be. In today’s data center, you face complex management challenges that come with an ever-evolving virtual environment. This increased complexity raises your costs, and means you may not be fully realizing the many benefits of virtualization.

Is your data center fully optimized and balanced? Are you maximizing your ROI? Although most modern servers can handle 20 or more virtual machines, average server consolidation ratios are often less than 10-to-1.

PlateSpin® workload management solutions from Novell help you take advantage of the efficiency and cost benefits of today’s virtualization technology. We simplify the ongoing management of your heterogeneous virtual environment so you see a better return on your IT investment.

Our solutions provide unparalleled capabilities in:

  • Virtual capacity management
  • Virtual machine management

Virtual capacity management capabilities leverage your IT resources by closely and continuously monitoring your virtual environment. Our technologies identify any configuration issues that affect performance or efficient server allocation, as well as how and when your virtual resources are being used, and by which virtual machines and applications. Just as importantly, you’ll know which resources and virtual machines aren’t being used, so you can re-allocate your valuable resources. You can maximize data center utility by migrating resource-constrained workloads to another virtual host or even back to a dedicated physical server. Most importantly, proper workload balance delivers both optimum efficiency and maximum ROI. Virtual capacity management helps defer the costs of new server investments by letting you get the most out of your current virtual infrastructure.

Achieve simplified, centralized lifecycle management with virtual machine management capabilities. Novell technologies give you tight control over your heterogeneous virtual environment through policy-driven automation. Now you can provision, copy, move or retire virtual guests on any major hypervisor from a single point of control. And it’s all based on your policies and regulations. As a result, it’s much easier to meet service level agreements, control virtualization sprawl and reduce the cost of ongoing server management.


Simplified Business Continuity

There’s a better way to keep business-critical servers running: Leverage the power of virtualization to protect more of your data center for less of your budget. You make some hard choices when it comes to protecting your servers and applications. Some of them—the ones the business simply can’t afford to go down—get expensive, high-availability clustering solutions. Others get simple tape backup, which takes a long time to back up, just as long to restore, and keeps you awake at night hoping that you’ll be able to read all those tapes if you ever really need to.

Protect more of your resources for less with simplified business continuity from Novell. Our PlateSpin Workload Management solutions offer innovative ways to safeguard your data center through:

  • Consolidated recovery
  • Flexible image restore

You make some hard choices when it comes to protecting your servers and applications. Some of them—the ones the business simply can’t afford to go down—get expensive, high-availability clustering solutions. Others get simple tape backup, which takes a long time to back up, just as long to restore, and keeps you awake at night hoping that you’ll be able to read all those tapes if you ever really need to.

Protect more of your resources for less with simplified business continuity from Novell. Our PlateSpin Workload Management solutions offer innovative ways to safeguard your data center through:

  • Consolidated recovery
  • Flexible image restore

The consolidated recovery capability leverages virtual technology to cost-effectively recover and restore servers in the event of downtime. Because our technologies consolidate operating systems, applications, and data by backing up and restoring whole workloads, you can restore essential operations in minutes. If the worst happens, you can keep users productive by quickly directing them to replicated workloads in the virtual environment or restoring workloads to the available hardware.

Capture whole server workloads—data, applications and operating systems—in any of several available image formats with our flexible image restore capability. In an emergency, you can migrate images over the network from a local or remote image library to any available physical server or virtual host, and restore business operations in just a few hours. You don’t even need to rebuild the original server; PlateSpin Workload Management solutions have the flexibility to deploy replicated workloads onto entirely different servers—even from different vendors. Flexible image restore also supports incremental replication with multiple restore points, allowing you to specify a particular point in time for your restore operation, not just the most recent one.

Regular testing is a critical component of any disaster recovery plan. Our workload protection capabilities allow you to easily test the integrity of protected workloads, so you can quickly validate your recovery plan without disrupting your production environment.

Now, with PlateSpin workload management, you can protect all your business-critical servers.


Scalable Enterprise Server Consolidation

Consolidate your data center with technology that makes it secure and cost-effective to extend your virtual environment to all your servers. Virtualization is a proven solution. It enhances efficiency, simplifies IT environments and improves productivity. But if you’re concerned about the risks of migrating a large number of servers to a virtual environment, you’re not alone. Over half the servers in your data center are probably supporting business-critical applications that you need to keep up and running.

Business-critical server consolidation capabilities provide a robust migration process. Novell delivers the fastest way to get from initial planning concepts to a functional virtual infrastructure, while maximizing uptime and minimizing the risk of migration failure.

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