Novell prepares to enter new virtualization markets with PlateSpin Atlantic and Bluestar

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Yesterday Novell announced the future launch of two new products with the PlateSpin brand.

The first one, codename Atlantic, will be a self-service provisioning portal, while the second, codename Bluestar, will be a configuration management and monitoring solution.

Novell also plans to release another product, part of the ZENworks portfolio (which has been merged with the PlateSpin one twelve months ago), codenamed Workbench, a master repository and change/control system for workloads, from which they can be deployed on-demand to any environment.

With this move Novell is going to have a remarkable number of new competitors, considering the amount of startups and leading players that already saturate these segments.