PlateSpin releases Operations Management Center 2.6

Quoting from official PlateSpin press release:

PlateSpin Ltd. the leading provider of solutions that bring flexibility and automation to the multi-architecture data center released a new version of PlateSpin Operations Management Cente (POMC) for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market. Designed and priced for SME data centers, POMC is a comprehensive and integrated provisioning, configuration, and application management solution for physical server and virtual machine infrastructures. Unlike other provisioning and data center management solutions, POMC’s comprehensive features allow data centers to future-proof their investment by offering full support for virtual infrastructure platforms such as VMware ESX Server and VMware GSX Server in addition to standard physical servers across the major hardware brands. Other solutions tend to treat virtual machines as though they are physical servers, losing many of the capabilities and advantages that come with using virtual machine infrastructures. By contrast, POMC is the only provisioning and server lifecycle management solution capable of managing the data center across multiple architectures, including native support for virtual machines.
POMC features all the base functions of more expensive server lifecycle solutions, but with comprehensive support for virtual machines as well:

– One management point for all physical server and virtual
– Bare metal provisioning of Linux or Windows on physical servers
– Bare metal provisioning of VMware ESX Server virtual host environments
and VMware GSX Server
– Flexible provisioning of virtual machines themselves
– Patch and configuration management
– Application deployment and updates
– Resource monitoring and alerting
– Hardware management at the BIOS and RAID levels
– Integration with PowerP2V, PlateSpin’s platform for infrastructure
conversion solutions

“PlateSpin Operations Management Center has become a critical component to our customers.” said Matt Stearly, President of Infinite Solutions. “It uniquely meets the requirements of provisioning and management for both physical and virtual environments in the datacenter, and as such, has become something that both Infinite Solutions and our customers have come to rely on.”

“As data centers begin to adopt new heterogeneous infrastructure technologies, we are seeing that the need for total server management and lifecycle solutions are increasing.” said Stephen Pollack, CEO of PlateSpin Ltd. “PlateSpin is addressing the need for more flexibility in the data center by providing the only provisioning solution capable of managing the multi- architecture data center, which is a prerequisite for building tomorrow’s on demand, autonomic business service management architectures.”

Pricing and Availability

PlateSpin Operations Management Center is generally available today. Pricing starts at $9,500 for a 25-CPU pack which provides full POMC functionality including support for bare metal and flexible virtual infrastructure provisioning.