SOURCE: Scalent Systems

June 10, 2008 08:00 ET

Scalent Systems' Latest Product Release Blurs the Line Between Physical and Virtual Infrastructure

Infinite Virtual Transition™ Adds Seamless Portability of Server Images Across Physical and Virtual Systems to Help Data Centers Control Virtual Server Complexity

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Scalent Systems, the leader in Real-time Management and Automation software for virtual and physical infrastructure, today announced general availability of Scalent™ V/OE version 2.5, with enhanced workload and image portability functionality. Scalent is the first company to deliver portability of Windows and Linux server images and associated provisioning of network connectivity & storage access across virtual and physical machines in real time, without costly and time-consuming conversions. Scalent V/OE supports multiple vendors' hypervisors and physical hardware, assuring customers the freedom of choice without sacrificing performance.

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.

"During different phases of their lifecycle, servers sometimes need to run on virtual machines, and sometimes on physical machines. Data Centers need to be able to repurpose servers, and move workloads and associated connectivity seamlessly and automatically. Scalent enables this," said Tony Bishop, CEO, Adaptivity. "In my former role as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia Corporate Investment Bank, I chose Scalent to reduce our software development lifecycles, combat server sprawl, and increase availability. In my current role at Adaptivity, I advise our clients to adopt the same approach."

With Scalent V/OE, IT organizations can dynamically provision for average demand and shift available resources as needed, in real time, to match business needs. Specific business systems can be redeployed as dictated by business priorities, time of day, or other policy-based criteria -- so less hardware, software, and other resources are needed.

Scalent V/OE 2.5 extends Scalent's broad hardware and OS support, with the introduction of:

--  Infinite Virtual Transition™: Scalent enables seamless, real-time
    movement of images at boot between physical hardware, virtual hardware, and
    different hypervisors -- no conversion needed
--  Solaris LDom support: Scalent is the first software management  vendor
    to support Sun's firmware-based hypervisors
--  Microsoft iSCSI integration: Scalent introduces support for Microsoft
    iSCSI initiator with Multipath I/O

"Our customers consistently reduce their server populations by over 50% without sacrificing performance," said Ben Linder, CEO of Scalent Systems. "Scalent V/OE allows IT organizations to extend the benefits of virtualization by rapidly provisioning servers, network, and storage at the physical level to quickly react to changing business needs."

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About Scalent Systems

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.

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