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PlateSpin enhances software for server consolidation

PlateSpin has enhanced its datacentre automation and optimisation software solutions, PowerConvert 6.5 and PowerRecon 2.5.

The company says that the two solutions are now more tightly integrated, to provide a comprehensive end-to-end solution for continuous server consolidation. It claims that the latest releases contain features that will transform the way organisations plan and implement datacentre consolidation initiatives.

PowerConvert software streams servers between physical hardware, blade infrastructures, virtual machines and image archives over the network. PlateSpin PowerRecon is agentless software that measures, analyses and determines the optimal fit between server resource supply and workload demand.

PlateSpin says that together, PowerConvert and PowerRecon form the world's first and only end-to-end continuous server consolidation and disaster recovery solutions leveraging virtualisation technologies. The company says that by completely automating the project planning, physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-physical conversion phases of a continuous consolidation initiative, the two suites enable organisations to perform end-to-end server consolidations faster and easier.

"Organisations tend to think of server consolidation as a one-way, once-and-done physical-to-virtual [P2V] migration," comments Stephen Pollack, PlateSpin founder and chief executive. "However, our work with over 2,000 datacentre clients indicates that P2V migration accounts for only one-third of the total server consolidation effort. Servers must be continually monitored and migrated across physical and virtual infrastructures to accommodate changing workloads and business requirements.


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