Eleven months ago Scalent released version 2.2 of its data center automation suite Virtual Operating Environment (V/OE). The release 2.0 was out almost two years ago.
Now finally the company releases a new update: V/OE 2.5.
The product, which already automates the provisioning of virtualization platforms on bare metal, now also offers physical to virtual (P2V) and V2P migration capabilities.
Additionally, the product now supports the Sun hypervisor for SPARC architectures: Logical Domains (LDOM).
V/OE is a very interesting product but one year of development to release a minor update seems a poor accomplishment.
So far Scalent secured three rounds of investments. The last one of $15 million arrived in January 2007.
The company hired a president in October 2007 and a CFO in January 2008, and closed partnerships with HP (in November 2007) and Enigmatic (in April 2008).
Hopefully all of this will help releasing the next version of V/OE earlier than 2009.
The virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.