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PlateSpin Announces Rentable Software for Server Consolidation and Virtualization

PlateSpin today announced the availability of PowerStore(TM), an online initiative which will give SMB/SME and department-level users of large organizations easier access to PlateSpin's server consolidation and virtualization software products. PowerStore gives data center users the convenience to rent PlateSpin PowerRecon and PowerConvert directly from the PlateSpin website or through participating PlateSpin partner websites via any major credit card.

"The introduction of the PowerStore and our aggressive pricing strategy creates an easy entry point for many companies that have invested in virtualization," said Stephen Pollack, PlateSpin CEO. "We have also set up an online purchasing infrastructure that our reseller network can deploy on their own sites so they can quickly and inexpensively generate qualified leads and close deals."

"Usage-based pricing is an innovative pricing structure which will be embraced by data centers," said Bob Gill, Chief Research Officer of TheInfoPro. "By providing pricing structures that do not depend on CPU power or static allocation of physical boxes, solutions such as PlateSpin's are paving the way to cost structures that are more equitable and affordable."

About PlateSpin PowerRecon

PlateSpin PowerRecon is agentless software that measures, analyses and determines the optimal fit between server resource supply and workload demand. By remotely capturing server resource capacity and workload demand statistics, PlateSpin PowerRecon ensures that the right server infrastructure has been matched to the right application workload to maximize performance, while minimizing hardware cost. PlateSpin PowerRecon comes in three packages: inventory, monitoring, and planning.

About PlateSpin PowerConvert

PlateSpin PowerConvert allows users to stream servers between physical servers, blade infrastructures, virtual machines, and image archives over the network. PlateSpin's PowerConvert is the first and only technology that decouples data, applications and operating systems from servers, re-configures and optimizes resources, and automatically streams them to any physical or virtual platform.

"The new PlateSpin PowerStore program provides a convenient, online purchasing point where customers can quickly obtain and evaluate PlateSpin products. As a PlateSpin partner this means we can get more products into more customers' hands, thereby accelerating our up-sell opportunities," said Joe DaSilva, Managing Partner, IT4ce Inc. "We're looking forward to using PlateSpin's PowerStore program."

Pricing and Availability

PlateSpin PowerRecon comes in three packages: inventory, monitoring, and planning. The inventory version agentlessly gathers software and hardware inventory from x86 machines running Windows and Linux free of charge. The monitoring option adds workload utilization collection for $1 per server per day (until November 30, 2006), and the planning option automatically creates consolidation plans based on collected data for $2 per server per day.

PlateSpin PowerConvert is also available for rent in the PlateSpin PowerStore for $280 per conversion. When used in conjunction with PowerRecon, users can create complete consolidation plans and automatically load jobs into PowerConvert for the migration phase of their consolidation project. PowerConvert is available for purchase from PlateSpin partners and in limited quantities from the PlateSpin PowerStore with any major credit card.

To rent PowerRecon or PowerConvert now, visit www.platespin.com/powerstore. Alternate pricing and packaging is available from any PlateSpin Authorized Reseller listed at www.platespin.com/partners.

Published Thursday, September 07, 2006 9:24 PM by David Marshall
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