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Cassatt and PlateSpin Partner
Cassatt Corporation and PlateSpin, Ltd., today announced a new technology and business relationship to accelerate the move of large enterprises to consolidate their servers and implement automated data center management, with the goal of making IT more responsive to business needs. Cassatt is an emerging leader in software for automating the management of large, diverse data centers for more efficient and dynamic utility computing. PlateSpins software analyzes resources and provides operating-system portability between physical and virtual environments.

With the agreement, Cassatt is able to bundle two PlateSpin products - PowerConvert and PowerRecon - as part of a Cassatt Collage software deployment. These products can help customers accelerate their adoption and usage of virtualization in their data center. Cassatt can now offer the PlateSpin products, alongside its own products for automating the management of data centers, providing customers with a more complete way to begin and accelerate their adoption of virtualization and move toward making their data centers more dynamic.

The companies also have agreed to provide cooperative support for joint customers and to collaborate on marketing and sales efforts.

PlateSpin PowerConvert is automated software that enables customers to migrate data, applications, and operating systems across physical, virtual, blade, and image-based infrastructures.

PlateSpin PowerRecon provides analysis capabilities that optimize the consolidation of physical servers to virtual machines. The software remotely collects all the relevant hardware inventory data, resource utilization, and workload statistics that create the foundation for server consolidation projects.

The Cassatt Collage software platform automatically manages physical and virtual IT infrastructure to assign and optimize resources across large, heterogeneous data centers and ensure delivery of application service levels according to pre-defined rules and business goals.

Cassatt and PlateSpin offer complementary technologies that, together, will help companies and other organizations achieve the benefits of large-scale server consolidation, rapid provisioning, high availability, and capacity management, said Eric Courville, vice president of global alliances for PlateSpin. The combination of PlateSpin and Cassatt products provides a unique opportunity to optimize the use of server resources across the enterprise to improve business service levels and lower costs.

Were excited about our relationship with PlateSpin and its high potential to help customers consolidate servers and automatically manage large, diverse data centers, said Gamiel Gran, vice president of channels and sales operations for Cassatt. This announcement complements our recent alliances with virtualization providers VMware and XenSource. Todays announcement is further indication of Cassatts commitment to help our customers move toward more dynamic data centers at compelling new price points - and to do so as smoothly and easily as possible."

PlateSpin and Cassatt will be exhibiting at VMworld 2006, Nov. 7-9, 2006 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in booths 635 and 737 respectively. Cassatt CEO Bill Coleman and PlateSpin CEO Stephen Pollack will also hold a joint webinar on December 5 to discuss the synergies between the two companies and how the combined PlateSpin and Cassatt solution addresses large enterprise virtualization and automated data center management. For webinar details and registration information, visit

Published Monday, October 30, 2006 11:39 AM by David Marshall
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