Dell today announced the expansion of its virtualization strategy here.
Included in this announcement, was the news that Dell has chosen software and tools from PlateSpin, a Novell company, to support this strategy. As part of the OEM agreement, Dell will:
- Include PlateSpin PowerConvert software on all PowerEdge servers to enable enterprises to optimize their data center by streaming server workloads over the network between physical servers, virtual hosts and image archives.
- Utilize PlateSpin PowerRecon for the planning and assessment of customer virtualization projects as part of its Virtual Readiness Assessment.
- Sell and support PlateSpin’s broader solutions which provide customers with a unified suite to help them adopt, manage and extend their use of server virtualization in the data center.
In addition, customers can upgrade, through Dell, to full featured versions of both the PowerCovert and PowerRecon products and use them operationally across their infrastructure to improve the speed and quality of data center initiatives and ease the burden of managing mixed IT environments.
Continuing on the theme, Sun announced that it also selected PlateSpin to provide workload assessment and mobility solutions for the deployment of virtual infrastructure in the xVM environment. You can read that announcement here.
Joe Wagner, senior vice president and general manager of Novell System and Resource Management, said of the news, “As our partners begin to craft their virtualization strategies, PlateSpin is bringing industry-leading virtualization solutions to the table. PlateSpin gives customers the flexibility to move seamlessly between the physical and virtual environment, allowing them reduce the costs and risks associated with virtualization projects and pursue their next generation data center with confidence.”