SOURCE: Scalent Systems

December 02, 2008 08:30 ET

Scalent Granted Patent for Reliable Networked Server Management

Patent Ensures Communication Between Server Even in Multi-Segment Network Outages

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - Scalent Systems, the leader in real-time management and automation software for virtual and physical infrastructure, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 7,440,393 to the company for "[a] method and system for managing communication in a data network," effectively recognizing the unique approach Scalent V/OE software uses to ensure reliable monitoring, connectivity to servers, and consequently uptime for servers in the data center. Scalent V/OE enables companies to failover bare metal or virtual servers and associated network & storage connectivity in real-time, increasing reliability and performance while reducing overall costs.

Today's data centers face escalating costs, security, and reaction-time challenges stemming from out-of-control server sprawl, statically allocated server hardware, and mixed physical and virtual environments. These challenges result in higher costs and a lack of IT agility in the face of rapidly changing operational demands.

Scalent V/OE addresses all of these challenges by allowing IT managers to rapidly provision entire virtual or physical systems and associated storage and network topologies -- yielding higher asset utilization and drastically lower costs.

Additionally, Scalent V/OE provides functionality complementary to hypervisor-based solutions. Unlike hypervisors, Scalent V/OE operates on bare-metal or virtual servers, and is outside of the server data-path -- data flowing to and from servers doesn't pass through Scalent in any way, and is thus free of any overhead or failure risk imposed by Scalent.

The granted patent recognizes the unique technological approach Scalent has taken towards guaranteeing Scalent V/OE visibility into server and network conditions. Using the patented approach, Scalent V/OE can detect and overcome multiple outages across a wide set of network segments, effectively guaranteeing communication and thus service level agreements (SLAs).

"Scalent V/OE enables data centers to react in real-time to changing business needs, and a critical aspect of that functionality is the product's reliability in overcoming network failures," said Chandy Nilakantan, CTO of Scalent Systems. "We're pleased to see our innovation formally recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, as our customers have understood the value in production for years."

About Scalent

Scalent Systems is the leading provider of Real-time Management and Automation software for virtual and physical infrastructure to data centers worldwide. Scalent's software enables data centers to react to changing business needs by dynamically changing what servers are running and how those servers are connected to network and storage. The result is a real-time infrastructure, where data centers can transition between different configurations -- or from dead bare metal to live connected servers -- in five minutes or less, without physical intervention. Using Scalent software, companies have been able to implement cost-effective solutions while reducing server counts, simplifying manageability, and increasing reliability. Many of the Fortune 1000 companies rely on Scalent to support their success, having adopted the software as an integral part of their business continuity, QA test infrastructure automation, and IT operations. Scalent Systems is based in Palo Alto, with offices worldwide. Scalent's software is available globally both direct and through partners and resellers. For more details, please visit or call 1-866-4-Scalent.

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