SOURCE: Scalent Systems

May 05, 2008 08:00 ET

Ermestel Partners With Scalent Systems to Introduce Infrastructure Virtualization in Spain

Scalent V/OE Software Enables Adaptive & Dynamic Data Centers

MADRID, SPAIN--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Ermestel, a premier Spanish IT consulting and integration consulting company specializing in data center consolidation and virtualization, and Scalent Systems, the leading provider of infrastructure virtualization software for large data centers, today announced an agreement where Ermestel will integrate Scalent Virtual Operating Environment (V/OE) software into the IT environments of its customers. This partnership enables Ermestel to broaden its technology solution portfolio and confirm its position as one of Spain's top integration companies specializing in the virtualization of data centers. The future of managing IT systems is in virtualization technologies -- and is dramatically expanding as a business strategy for Global 2000 companies -- which is a sweet spot for infrastructure virtualization because it enables a more adaptive and dynamic IT infrastructure.

Ermestel's core competency in IT consulting for large companies, and deep expertise in deploying virtualization projects in complex data centers, helps companies to optimize their data centers higher utilization, more flexible use of existing assets, and lower cost of management and administration.

"Virtualization is the future of data center management because companies need to constantly adapt to changes in the IT environment," said Pedro Tortosa, CEO, Ermestel. "Our company anticipated the benefits of server virtualization in 2002, and was first to introduce VMware to the Spanish market. With the addition of Scalent V/OE, we can deploy infrastructure virtualization in a way that complements the technologies already in our virtualization portfolio. The benefits of flexibility and cost savings to our customers are so obvious that it will translate into a winning bet for us."

Scalent software is based on the revolutionary ability to rapidly change entire server systems according to the customer's business requirements -- including which servers are running, what software is running on them, and how they're connected to network and storage -- without human intervention. 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.

"Scalent's technology brings to market the unique ability to create an abstraction layer between the underlying hardware platform from services running on it," said Andrew Duncan, SVP of Sales and Business Development, Scalent Systems. "Our solution creates software entities or 'personas' which encapsulate all the data that allows a server to run on available resources, but still connect to the appropriate storage and network topology."

Physical servers can boot "personas" according to a policy-based workflow, which means that servers can be repurposed in minutes without physical intervention and leading to increased efficiency and flexibility in the data center. Implementing Infrastructure virtualization projects requires a deep understanding of the many components within the data center, including servers, networking, and storage. ITS Group has developed a strong expertise in this space, and has invested in building a world-class team certified to implement and support Scalent V/OE.

About Scalent Systems

Scalent Systems is the leading provider of infrastructure virtualization software to large 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. 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 visit or call 1-866-4-Scalent.

About Ermestel

Ermestel is a 100% Spanish-owned systems integration company specializing in both hardware- and software-based virtualization projects. The company's objective is to deliver complete end-to-end solutions with the highest service level in Spain. Ermestel leverages its broad technology portfolio to offer solutions such as server consolidation, business continuity, installation of multiple operating systems on the same physical server, testing and migration of applications, and other solutions associated with high availability and IT cost reduction. The company has delivered over 11 years of high-growth IT consulting to the market and has customer references across Spain, including more than 150 virtualization projects.

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