PlateSpin

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PlateSpin
Type Subsidiary of public company
Industry software development
Founded 2003
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Key people Stephen Pollack, Founder
Products virtualization management, workload management
Employees ~200
Website http://www.platespin.com/

PlateSpin is a subsidiary of Novell headquartered in Toronto, Canada, which produces tools to help manage virtualization on VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V or Citrix XenServer.

History[edit]

PlateSpin won an International Stevie Award in 2006 for best overall company.[1]

In 2006, the company reached the milestone of over 2,500 customers worldwide and more than tripled its global headcount to over 150 employees.

On February 25, 2008, Novell announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PlateSpin Ltd. for 205 million USD.[2] On March 31, 2008, Novell announced that it had completed the acquisition of PlateSpin, which would "become part of the Novell Systems and Resource Management business unit and continue to develop and market its solutions to a global customer base."[3]

On May 18, 2011, Attachmate announced that they had transferred the PlateSpin products from their Novell business unit to their NetIQ business unit.[4]

Products[edit]

PlateSpin focuses on tools to help manage virtualization on VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V or Citrix XenServer.

PlateSpin Recon (formerly PowerRecon) enables system administrators to inventory their physical and virtual servers, and catalog resources like CPU type, amount of RAM, disk storage, etc. PlateSpin Recon can also monitor the utilization of these resources over time, and create "profiles" that can be used to facilitate server consolidation initiatives.

PlateSpin Migrate (formerly PowerConvert) allows system administrators to migrate workloads between physical and virtual servers in order to match workload to the machine best suited for the job.

PlateSpin Protect (formerly PowerConvert) allows system administrators to protect physical and virtual workloads by creating and maintaining virtual machine copies for disaster recovery and business continuity purposes.

PlateSpin Forge is a hardware appliance that allows system administrators to protect physical and virtual workloads by leveraging embedded virtualization. PlateSpin Forge includes all of the software, hardware, and storage needed to deploy a simple disaster recovery solution.

References[edit]

  1. ^ PlateSpin News Release
  2. ^ "Novell to Acquire Data Center Management Leader PlateSpin" (Press release). PlateSpin, Ltd. 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Novell Completes PlateSpin Acquisition" (Press release). Novell, Inc. 2008-03-31. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  4. ^ "NetIQ Adds Identity, Security and Select Data Center Lines from Novell" (Press release). 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 

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