Platform Computing the global leader in enterprise grid computing, has launched a partnership programme designed to build a broad ecosystem to deliver virtualisation solutions for datacentres.
Called the Platform Alliance Network Enterprise, the consortium includes CSC, Novell, Red Hat, VMware, Wipro and Dell. Explaining the rationale for the consortium’s formation, Platform Computing says that IT departments are increasingly turning to virtualisation of IT resources as a key strategy to meet the changing needs of the business and build sustainable competitive advantage.
The company says that IT resource orchestration and virtualisation management products provide single, cohesive management environments that automate the allocation of resources across a grid platform to optimise data centre utilisation and deliver accelerated results from mission-critical applications.
The Platform Alliance Network aims to provides a framework within which the partners can take advantage of industry-leading solutions to virtualise and grid enable their offerings for the enterprise IT market.
Through the Platform Alliance Network, Platform say that it and its partners will build complementary, flexible, heterogeneous solutions through product integration and validation, partner certification, software and hardware optimisation, and content development.
Comments Chris Purpura, Vice President Strategic Alliances and New Ventures of Platform Computing: "The adoption of Linux and Windows Clusters, the rise of multi-core chipsets, and the spread of various virtualisation technologies provide unparalleled opportunities for IT departments to reduce costs, but these technologies will only work at an enterprise scale if applications can be made to run on these environments in a managed and orchestrated manner. The Partner Alliance Network will provide our ecosystem partners with streamlined access to our technologies and expertise in these areas."