Scalent Systems Adds Red Hat Support to Virtual and Bare-Metal System Management

Scalent V/OE version 2.5 offers management and automation tools for quick and easy physical/virtual transitions and failover, now for hardware running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, either standalone or under Xen

Scalent Systems, a real-time management and system automation provider serving large data centers, announced its support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Xen. The solution gives administrators virtualization and data center automation tools that move beyond hypervisors and tackle bare metal servers as well as the network and storage connectivity used by the hardware.

According to the company, “Scalent V/OE enables IT managers to rapidly provision entire virtual or bare metal servers and associated storage and network topologies, yielding higher asset utilization and dramatically lower costs.”

Kevin Epstein, Scalent’s vice president of Marketing, told Enterprise Strategies, “The beauty of our software is that you can go back and forth between different physical and virtualized environments, with associated network and storage connectivity, in real-time. No longer must equipment be restricted to one configuration. Scalent V/OE lets you use hardware the way you need it when you need it, to match your workloads, and you can typically re-configure systems in under five minutes.” Data centers can transition between configurations or between bare metal systems to connected servers without physical intervention.

Scalent’s software provides “real-time data center management, automation, and virtualization across physical and virtual servers, networks, and storage,” the company said.

“Scalent’s ability to deliver transparent provisioning and re-deployment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on bare metal physical and virtual servers, as well as associated network connectivity and storage access in real-time make it a natural fit for management and automation of mixed physical and virtual Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 environments,” said Brian Stevens, CTO, Red Hat, in Scalent’s statement.

Features include:

  • Simple and transparent deployment, plus easy automation and management of virtual and physical servers, as well as their network connections and access to storage

  • Solutions for high availability and server-failover using Scalent’s N+1 technology which leverages current IT assets

  • Fully-automated disaster recovery, even across data centers using the company’s disaster recovery technology

  • Creation of server pools to change the size and scale servers through dynamic repurposing

  • Chargeback capabilities

  • Logical, secure partitioning

  • Named resource pools to respond to operational lab or production environment changes

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