Quoting from the PlateSpin official announcement:
IDC has recently published a Technology Assessment document on PlateSpin. Below is a selection from the report:
PlateSpin has recently announced and released the next major version of its operating environment portability solution, PowerConvert. One of PowerConvert’s features is enabling users to transfer information from old servers to new ones, a ‘physical to physical’ migration as well as migrate back from a virtual machine to a physical server. PlateSpin also introduced support for 3rd party imaging formats such as Acronis and Symantec to perform ‘image to virtual’ and ‘image to physical’ migrations.
For details, please download the full report.