Novell previews Cloud Manager, formerly PlateSpin Atlantic

While PlateSpin executives continue to leave the company, Novell is busy refocusing its go-to-market strategy on cloud computing.

In December 2009 the company announced two upcoming products as part of the PlateSpin portfolio: codename Atlantic and codename Bluestar.
The former has been previewed at the BrainShare EMEA 2010 conference last week.

Officially called Novell Cloud Manager, the self-service provisioning portal for multiple hypervisors, is expected to be released in summer 2010 but Novell already started the Early Adopter program.

Novell published a clip of the conference keynote that includes a live demo of the product.

As John Stetic, Director of Product Management at Novell, said on stage, Cloud Manager 1.0 version will support all three major hypervisors and will be primarily focused on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private clouds, but on following releases this product will be able to manage public clouds as well.