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Cassatt Announces New Software to Manage and Control Virtual Machine Sprawl

Quoting from Cassatt's Press Release:

Cassatt Corporation, an innovator in providing enterprise software and services to enable agile IT infrastructures, today announced general availability of the Cassatt Collage(TM) Cross-Virtualization Manager (XVM). This product enables efficient and reliable server consolidation by providing unified, automated management for both physical and virtual machines (VMs). XVM helps customers rein in the growing problem of "virtual machine sprawl," using a vendor-neutral architecture to automate control across virtual servers from multiple sources, including VMware, Xen, and Microsoft.

"Virtualization is a key technology that can be applied to reduce costs and increase flexibility through server consolidation," said Rich Green, executive vice president of products at Cassatt. "To truly get the benefits of server consolidation, customers need to find a way keep VM sprawl in check. Cassatt Collage XVM gives you that control. By automating the operation, migration, and execution of VMs, as well as physical hardware, our customers are seeing five-to-one server consolidation ratios without availability risks and with substantial reductions in operations costs."

Cassatt Collage XVM allows customers to automate the operations of both their physical and virtual servers while supporting their need to choose the appropriate virtualization technology for their particular infrastructure. XVM enables customers to host any combination of virtual machines, including VMware ESX, VMware Server, Xen, and Microsoft Virtual Server. In addition, customers can manage their physical servers from a range of vendors including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sun Microsystems, and others.

The automated management of both physical and virtual resources with XVM gives IT departments a way to handle server consolidation projects more safely, while improving the service levels of the applications they are supporting, all without human intervention.


    XVM provides an array of control and automation capabilities including:

    -- Automated software deployment for both physical and virtual servers --
       including the ability to run the same software image on either a
       virtual server or directly on a bare-metal server.
    -- Automated responses to failures of both physical and virtual servers,
       enabling high availability for applications.
    -- Automatic scaling of applications by creating additional virtual
       servers on physical machines that have available CPU and memory
       capacity.

...


The Cassatt products require no code changes to existing applications, middleware, or operating systems, speeding time to production deployment and reducing hardware, software, and labor costs.

Read the entire press release, here.

 

Published Tuesday, April 18, 2006 6:01 PM by David Marshall
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